International Day of Cooperatives 2018

Saturday, 7 July 2018 - 10:45am

On 7th of July join cooperatives worldwide in celebrating the International Day of Cooperatives. Cooperatives Europe would like to receive photos and videos of your #coopsday celebrations! Send us your submissisions here.

This year's theme, selected by cooperators, is "Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services" with the (#CoopsDay) slogan: Sustainable societies through cooperation.

Both reflect the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 12 which is ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’. Sustainable societies are ones that reflect the environmental, social and economic limits to growth.  Cooperatives with their values, principles and governance structures have sustainability at their core and are different from other economic models in that they do not exploit the planet’s limits. Read more about the theme in the PR here. 

The International Co-operative Alliance has also prepared a cooperators guide to #coopsday to help promote the celebration. Find it here.  You may also add your celebration to the world map of the ICA #coopsday events here. 

We wish you an excellent celebration with your family, friends, fellow cooperators and communities worldwide.