Arizmendiarrieta at 100

22 April 2015, was the hundredth anniversary of the birth of José María Arizmendiarrieta Madariaga, the founder of the Mondragon co-operatives. An important event to commemorate the birth of the man who inspired the Cooperative Experience which started in Arrasate-Mondragón. … Continue reading

Time to update the Co-op Principles?

This article has now been published by Co-op News. Read the article on Co-operative News Website:- http://www.thenews.coop/94300/news/general/time-to-extend-the-seven-co-operative-principles/ or read on…… The Seven Co-operative Principles were last updated and formally adopted by the International Co‑operative Alliance at Congress in Manchester in 1995 … Continue reading

Everyone’s Business

The Wales Co-operative Centre have started a new blog, looking at issues of poverty in Wales The blog is now up and running on http://www.everyonesbusiness.coop/en/ My contribution is as below:- Co-operating for self-employment Nothing overcomes poverty better than well-paid work. It … Continue reading