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    SUSY Fairtrade speaker tour

    Type: Speakers from Palestine and India
    Date: Fairtade Fortnight 
    Organised by/with: Think Global, Waterford One World Centre and the Co-operative College

    Link: North West and North East of England


    Co-operative Education Conference


    Type:  Local event

    Date:  5-6 April

    Location: Manchester Metropolitan University

    The conference will include a panel discussion, 'Co-ops and the Solidarity Economy: Challenges and opportunities'.

    This will develop themes from the Co-operative College's best practice case studies, which highlight issues such as worker/employee ownership, management and empowerment, and decent work. In particular, our North West best practice case study focuses on Manchester Care and Share Associates, an employee-owned care provider.

    We will also be joined by Markéta Vinkelhoferová and Karolína Silná from the Czech SUSY project partner Ecumenical Academy, who will lead a participatory workshop on new co-operatives in the Czech Republic.

    Organised by/with: The Co-operative College

    Link: www.co-op.ac.uk/coopedconf17


    The Co-operative College

    The Co-operative College is an educational charity based in Manchester which is dedicated to the promotion of co-operative values, ideas and principles within co-operatives, communities and society. The College brings to the project extensive experience working to capacity-build among co-operatives in the developing world, as well as its involvement in international co-operative networks and partnerships with transnational bodies.

    The College is compiling best case studies of co-operatives and social enterprises in the North West and North East of England, as well as overseeing best practice case studies in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.


    Think Global

    Think Global is an education charity based in London which helps people to understand global issues and stands for a more just and sustainable world. Think Global’s work includes working to raise teachers’ awareness and effectiveness in development education, and creating global learning resources for schools.

    For SUSY, Think Global is compiling case studies of co-operatives and social enterprises in London and the South East of England.


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