1600 participants, 24 thematic sessions, more than 160 speakers, 50 facilitators & rapporteurs.
The Congress initiated a consultative process aiming at exploring how well the Statement on the Cooperative Identity has stood the test of time. Now, cooperators worldwide are invited to answer the preliminary survey.



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REPORT ON THE 33° WORLD COOPERATIVE CONGRESS OUTCOMES

BY ANN HOYT




Webinar on the follow-up of the Congress

On 13 May 2022, the ICA organised an online discussion to inform widely the main takeaways, to create awareness about the global consultation on the ICA Statement on the Cooperative Identity, and to bring together cooperators and the ILO, ahead of the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference and #CoopsDay.



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Delegates gathered on the morning of the final day of Congress to discuss Living the Co-operative Identity Within the Social and Solidarity Economy


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On the final day of the World Cooperative Congress delegates in a parallel session heard about affordable housing and energy. The session started by stating that the world was facing a global climate crisis and we were close to the tipping point. This had already hugely disrupted our society and could in the near future threaten all human life. The seventh cooperative principle of care for our community calls on us to tackle the climate, energy and housing crisis together. 


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Introducing a session on living the cooperative identity through integrated health and social care, Dr Carlos Zarco, President of the IHCO and Director of Fundacion Espriu, Spain, said the pandemic had highlighted people’s worries over healthcare. “Patients want to get the best health care at the lowest cost. And cooperatives allow patients to work together to work with health providers, and even become the owners of the health resources.”


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