Watch the latest events organized in the frameworld of the Cooperative Identity consulation.

1st March 2023

On 1st March, the Academie Royale de Belgique in Brussels is organising an event focused on cooperation and democracy for an intense (and possibly controversial) discussion, cross-examining the principle and reality, theory and practice, of democracy within the cooperative sector.

Is it practiced differently in different sectors? Where are cooperatives succeeding and where are they failing in living up to the principle of democratic member participation? How have multi-stakeholder or “community-oriented” cooperatives changed or impacted this principle? Can one measure firm democracy so as to compare two different organizations as to their “democraticity”?


Ecuries Royales,
Rue Ducale 1, Brussels
The event will be hybrid.

In person registration via Nicolas Simon:

Online participants, please register here:

On 14 December, the ICA Cooperative Identity Advisory Group (CIAG) organised a webinar under the title of ‘Sharing the results of the survey on the Cooperative Identity’ where the main findings of the survey on the Cooperative Identity were shared.

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01 → 03 December 2021

1,600 people participated in the 33rd World Cooperative Congress where the cooperative movement explored its identity to build a more secure future. Using the current global crisis as a framework, discussions deepen the cooperative identity by examining its values, strengthening its actions, committing to its principles and living its achievements.

13 May 2022

Over 300 participants attended the International Cooperative Alliance’s online discussion on 13 May as part of a global consultation on the cooperative identity.

The webinar explored the key takeaways from the 33rd World Cooperative Congress and outlined the next steps for deepening the cooperative identity.

Martin Lowery & Alexandra Wilson Address the NFCA 11th Annual Meeting

At the invitation of Advisory Group member Erbin Crowell, who also sits on the board of DotCoop, Alexandra Wilson and Martin Lowery, ICA Board member and Chair of the Cooperative Identity Committee, participated in a session at the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) General Assembly. Watch the session here!