With more than 1 billion members worldwide, co-operatives are a significant global phenomenon. With successes and failures, great or lesser support, regulation and control, co-operatives and the idea of co-operation underpinning ethical business and provision of social need persists, with new co-operatives and related forms of association being formed all the time. Can co-operatives and associated forms of organisation enable us to think differently about future social and economic organisation of enterprise and services that can address key social and economic issues of our time, in the UK/Europe and in global development? What are the possibilities and challenges?
This seminar, organised by Development Policy and Practice at The Open University, will focus on two thematic areas of social and economic hardship and education, and then reflect further on the future of co-operation. Panel speakers are:
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