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Young People and Cooperatives: A Perfect Match?

Global thematic research report

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March 15, 2021
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This report aims to determine how the cooperative movement can better support and engage with young people. The research aims to provide clear insights on the key challenges facing youth today, from the perspective of young people themselves. In addition, it focuses on if and how cooperatives can work to address these challenges. Based on 420 responses from young people in 20 countries, it provides a global snapshot of young people’s views and opinions from within and outside the cooperative movement.

~from the Executive Summary

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The International Cooperative Alliance unites, represents and serves cooperatives worldwide.

Founded in 1895, it is one of the oldest non-governmental organisations and one of the largest ones measured by the number of people represented: 1 billion cooperative members on the planet.

It is the apex body representing cooperatives, which are estimated to be around 3 million worldwide, providing a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and co-ordinated action for and about cooperatives.

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