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Event: Alternative Economic Development Models March 5, 2012

Posted by Tomboktu in A co-op bank, Community, Development, Economy, Labour relations.


April 23rd, UCD Quinn School of Business.

Dear colleagues and friends,

Please find attatched details of an exiciting collaborative event hosted by the following groups:

Equality Studies UCD
Meitheal Midwest
TradeMark Belfast
Kilbarrack CDP

The event aims to promote co-operatives and social/community enterprises as an alternative economic development model for Ireland.

In addition, the economic crisis and austerity measures are hitting poorer communities more than any other group and there is a need to develop alternative ways of creating employment in these communities.

This daylong seminar will be attended by individuals and groups from the community, voluntary and statutory fields. It is intended that the event will provide a space for critical discussion about alternative economic organising as well as building a network and demand for co-operatives and social/community enterprises in Ireland.

The minimum fee for the Forum is €10. Individuals and/or groups with more substantial means are free to donate a greater sum on the day of the event if they wish to contribute to covering costs. Please follow this link to book: http://www.eventbrite.ie/org/1932174201 Alternatively you can reply to praxisevent@gmail.com to reserve.

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1. mags - March 31, 2012

it would be good for those of you discussing the co-op ban idea to come along to the Forum on 23rd April – definitely something that will be an item discussed…regards, Mags


XtraXtra - March 31, 2012

These seem like a great idea to me, for all kinds of ventures and priorities. But I do have some niche of doubt about the ‘word’ – ‘co-operatives’; it seems to imply a never-ending organisational structure;- whereas if they were called : A ‘Co-operate’, it would imply equal impetus of all in the ‘Co-operate’ project.


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