International Year of Co-operatives 2012
2012 is an exciting year for the co-operative sector as it's the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives. There are lots of ways you and your organisation can join in.
It's a great opportunity to get across the message that co-operatives are successful businesses, ready to meet the needs of a modern economy.
- promote the year on your website or promotional materials
- host an open day
- offer a work experience place in a co-operative to a student
At the Wales Co-operative Centre we will be focussing on different sectors of the Co-operative Economy at different points in the year. Look out for events that might interest you and tell us if you would like to be kept informed.
January – the Co-operative Economy in Wales
- Launch of a new report into the co-operative economy in Wales: Senedd.
March – Business Succession
- Report looking at the benefits of employee ownership and a study visit.
- Film screening - meet other co-operators and discuss new ideas.
June – Consortia Co-operatives
October and November – Community Co-operatives
- Co-operative Expo in Manchester (week of 30th October). If your co-operative is interested in participating with us, let us know.
The Centre’s AGM takes place at the end of May and this year marks our 30th anniversary. Members are invited.