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CO-OPERATIVES IN THE WORLD

What is A Co-operative?

The co-operative form of organisation gives ownership of the enterprise to the people who are closest to it - whether as employees, as customers or as suppliers – as that a co-op creates a triple benefit for its community. Co-operatives give people control over things that matter to them.

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HEALTH AND CARE CO-OPERATIVES IN AN AGING WORLD

The Aging world and Europe

The European Union is the region, globally, that is has the most rapidly aging population and is facing complex challenges due to this profound demographic transformation. By 2050 30 million Europeans of working age will ‘disappear’. At the same time, retirement will be lasting decades longer as the number of people in their 80s and 90s increases dramatically.

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OUR VALUES

We believe, that co-operatives are the best tools to respond to these difficult realities they can:
1. Empower the citizens to help to make needed societal changes to adapt the challenges 
2. Enable active citizens to create, test and learn new and innovative solutions so that all citizens can continue to live their lives with dignity and respect for basic human rights. 

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