New publication from cecop.coop, which "shows how #cooperatives can promote economic, social, and environmental sustainability in their communities in an inclusive, democratic and collaborative way."
Lasting Impact. Measuring the social impact of worker and social cooperatives in Europe: focus on Italy and Spain:
A while back I and others here and at social.coop discussed the possibility of a "study-into-action" group exploring open tech enabled solidarity food systems. I'm hoping we can pursue that in part through Prosocial Commons. They're using hylo.com as one shared platform, something #OpenTEAM are also developing (https://community-platform-collabathon.webflow.io/)
I've spoken with hylo and OT folks and they're interested in collaborating with us (including Open Food Network) once OT launches their hylo platform in April...
Introducing Prosocial Commons, Feb 22 1pm EST
#Prosocial Commons will help groups explore and apply Prosocial World's facilitative approach in a variety of contexts.
Drawing on several fields, including behavioral science, cultural evolution, and Ostrom’s work around commoning, it helps groups work together more effectively in support of shared values and goals.
I'm applying it to my solidarity economy, food systems, and community development work.
Come join us!
@LeoSammallahti writes about The Staffing Coop (now part of Obran) at #CoopExchange: https://coop.exchange/blog/98aae6de-f8e5-11e9-a6c8-06ceb0bf34bd/we-need-more-worker-owned-staffing-agencies
Hive-mind: are there other examples of or literature about cooperatively owned/run staffing agencies?
I'm particularly interested in food and ag sector applications, where there are major labor issues a coop approach could be quite helpful in addressing.
Some exciting stuff, closely related to conversations I've been having with folks here of late (and project proposals I'm working on related to that):
hylo.com, openteam.community, regen.network, and terran.io are helping people engaged in regenerative agriculture have access to tools they need for coordination, collective governance, and finance.
New "Worker Cooperative Practice Guide" from the Sustainable Economies Law Center:
White paper just out from TheIndustrialCommons.org in North Carolina:
A Journey Through Cooperative Ecosystems, written by Margaret Lund
As part of its ongoing Global Action effort, the OECD hosted a virtual conference this past week on
The Social and #SolidarityEconomy:
From the Margins to the Mainstream
Recordings of the sessions are available here:
The Summer 2021 issue of Non-Profit Quarterly looks like a great read!
It's focused directly on principles, practices, and strategic directions for developing a #SolidarityEconomy.
I really like the direction NPQ has taken since Cyndi Suarez assumed leadership there...
Interactive session led by network weavers June Holley and Ari Sahagun on Sept. 8th, to explore and help co-design Acter.global, "a platform specifically designed for and with networks (and networks of networks) working on social change".
Hive mind - whence study-into-action? How is this different from and related to popular education, participatory action research, christian base communities, or other forms of critical pedagogy linked to action? Open Collective is using the term, which they seem to have gotten form Art.Coop. Any leads?
Online course @ International Labour Organization's Training Centre
Academy on Social & Solidarity Economy:
Building back better: the role of Social and Solidarity Economy in a human-centred and planet-sensitive recovery
Nov. 15–26, 2021
Exciting developments at Open Collective, building its capacity to support mutual aid and a #SolidarityEconomy:
New post introducing myself to the social.coop community, and things I'd like to work on with others:
Full Stacks and Full Hearts for Full Plates
This looks like a great new publication, edited by Elias Crim. It offers an ecosystem perspective of the Social and #SolidarityEconomy, and the importance of things like cooperation among cooperatives (#Principle6)
My latest post for the series 𝘞𝘦 𝘉𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘞𝘦 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭 - 𝘚𝘤𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 #𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘌𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘺 𝘉𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯, 𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘱𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘓𝘢𝘴𝘵
Places to Intervene: Roads, Palaces, Platforms, and Ecosystems
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