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Co-operative Movement

Co-operatives around the world are organised in different structures.

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) was founded in 1895. It is an independent, non-governmental organisation which unites, represents, and serves co-operatives worldwide. It is the largest non-governmental organisation in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ICA has three components: a Central office, based in Brussels, 4 Regional offices and 8 sectoral organisations.

a) ICA Regional Offices:

 

Euro Coop is a member of Cooperatives Europe, the European region of the Alliance.

 

b) ICA Sectoral Organisations:

Euro Coop provides the secretariat for CCW.

In addition, in Europe, co-operatives are organised in different sectors of activity.  Euro Coop is the sectoral organisation for consumer co-operatives.

 

Other European sectoral organisations include:

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