slide1
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Conventus-verkefnið og ,,hið lærða samvinnufélagsform” Cooperative knowledge transfer through the Conventus-project

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 9

Conventus-verkefnið og ,,hið lærða samvinnufélagsform” Cooperative knowledge transfer through the Conventus-project - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 64 Views
  • Uploaded on

Conventus-verkefnið og ,,hið lærða samvinnufélagsform” Cooperative knowledge transfer through the Conventus-project. Dr Sigrún Lilja Einarsdóttir Lektor / Assistant professor Bifröst University. Aims of the project.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Conventus-verkefnið og ,,hið lærða samvinnufélagsform” Cooperative knowledge transfer through the Conventus-project' - shlomo


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide2

Conventus-verkefnið og ,,hið lærða samvinnufélagsform”Cooperative knowledge transfer through the Conventus-project

Dr Sigrún Lilja Einarsdóttir

Lektor / Assistant professor

Bifröst University

aims of the project
Aims of the project
  • To create greater understanding and knowledge of the situation of cooperatives in Europe among cooperators themselves
  • To strengthen cooperator’s self-esteem, cooperative identity and entrepreneurial skills
  • To collect and create learning modules for cooperatives, cooperators, members, managers and employees of cooperatives
  • Partners:
    • Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Science, Finland
    • CoompanionCooperative Development Agency of Skaraborg, Sweden
    • FederazioneTrentinadellaCooperazione, Italy
    • National Cooperative Council, Poland
    • Centre for Retail Studies, BifröstUniversity, Iceland
    • Osuustoiminnan Kehittäjät - CoopFinland
iceland s involvement why
Iceland’s involvement – why?
  • Negative general attitudes
    • Associated with the collapse of the cooperative movement in the 1990s
    • Negative political debate, corruption
  • Little knowledge on the cooperative form and its possibilities
  • Around 31 registered cooperatives in Iceland
  • No existing up-to-date learning materials or modules for cooperatives
  • Cooperative legislation needs to be updated
5 modules of cooperative learning
5 Modules of cooperative learning
  • History, ideology and status of the cooperative movement
    • What is a cooperative?
    • The cooperative principles
    • Different forms of cooperatives
  • Being a cooperative member
    • Active, cooperative membership
    • What do cooperative principles say about membership
  • Establishing a new cooperative
    • How to start a cooperative
    • Creating a cooperative business plan
  • Managing a cooperative
  • Training and development of existing cooperatives
how do the cooperative principles apply in the contemporary nordic society
How do the cooperative principles apply in the contemporary Nordic society?
  • Voluntary and open membership
    • Cooperatives are open to all who want to become members
    • Little investment, possible for all
  • Democratic member control
    • One member, one vote
    • Less risk-taking
  • Member economic participation
    • Profit used for further development of the cooperative
    • Members get a fair share in the profit (discounts and other offers)
  • Autonomy and independence
    • Cooperatives are controlled by their members and not subject to hostile takeovers
  • Education, training and information
    • To strengthen the cooperative identity and emphasize the awareness and meaning of the cooperative values and principles
  • Cooperation among cooperatives
    • Instead of competition, cooperation is the key
  • Concern for community
    • Increased awareness on sustainable development and social responsibility
the cooperative form why
The cooperative form - why?
  • Public anger and frustration towards big, private enterprises in the aftermath of the 2008 economic recession
  • Corruption, lobbyism and political involvement of finance owners and enterprises
  • Call for democracy, fairness, sustainable development and increased social responsibility
  • Cooperatives fared better during and after the recession due to low risk-taking (Fici / Euricse, 2011)
  • Cooperatives are relevant today
next steps
Next steps
  • Informed, public debate on the cooperative form
    • Deal with the past, but do not dwell on it
    • Focus on future potentials
  • Increased public awareness on the potentials of the cooperative form
  • Support future cooperators and entrepreneurs
  • The government should, with an open mind, look into how the cooperative form can best be used in public service
ad