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2012 - International Year of Cooperatives

Calendar of Events

The IYC Secretariat has compiled a list of the planned events for the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) 2012. These events are organized by our partners and are subject to change or modification.

Activities can include conferences, seminars, workshops, publications, media events, preparation of films, video series, radio programmes and others. It can also focus on initiating a change in policies requiring short and long-term lobbying campaigns, undertaking research, collecting statistics, and working with authorities at all levels.

IYC also provides opportunities to develop new relationships and partnerships with institutions, development partners, citizen groups, and other business enterprises. It can be the year in which cooperative foundations or support programmes and funds are launched.

The International Year of Cooperatives should also reach out to the public - and so commemorative stamps, coins, and events to introduce various groups of people to cooperatives through sporting events, concerts, fairs, etc are also appropriate

More information on the calendar