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Co-operative Movement

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.

ICA Regional Offices:

Europe (Cooperatives Europe)

Americas (Cooperatives of the Americas)

Asia-Pacific

Africa

 

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

ICA Sectoral Organisations:

Consumer Co-operatives Worldwide (CCW)

International Co-operative Agricultural Organisation (ICAO)

International Co-operative Banking Association (ICBA)

International Co-operative Fisheries Organisation (ICFO)

International Health Co-operative Organisation (IHCO)

Co-operative Housing International (CHI)

International Co-operative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF)

International Organisation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives (CICOPA)

 

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:

General Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives in the European Union  (Cogeca)

European Confederation of Workers' Co-operatives, Social Co-operatives and Social and Participative Enterprises  (CECOP)

European Association of Co-operative Banks  (EACB)

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