World Co-operative Monitor to be released on October 12, 2016

28 September 2016


The 2016 edition of the World Co-operative Monitor will be released on October 12, 2016. On that day, Euricse Secretary General, Gianluca Salvatori, will present some of the key findings in a round table at the International Summit of Cooperatives  in Quebec, Canada. Concurrently, the report will be available for free download at and on a USB key at the Summit.

During this round table session – “For a cooperative decade” October 12th at 8:00am – leaders from the cooperative movement will discuss the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade, the CO-OP brand, the value of the cooperative and mutual business models, and whether cooperatives and mutuals are today more recognized as valuable players in the real economy.  Stéphan Bureau will facilitate the discussion between panelists:


·         Charles Gould, Director-General, International Co-operative Alliance, Belgiumcopertina più 2016 highlights

·         Gianluca Salvatori, Secretary General, European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises – EURICSE, Italy

·         Hilde Vernaillen, Chief Executive Officer, Groupe P&V Assurances, Belgium

·         Howard Brodsky, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, Co-Founder, CCA Global Partners, United States

·         Michel Prugue, President, Coop de France, France

·         Michel Seguin, Professor, Chair holder, Guy-Bernier Chair on Cooperation, ESG-UQAM, Canada


As stated Dame Pauline Green, “The importance of the World Co-operative Monitor cannot be understated. Not only is it a crucial tool which we can use to raise the profile of co-operatives to policy-makers and industry professionals, but it also provides an incredibly useful starting point for researchers and academics alike.” Mr. Salvatori will touch on these themes and discuss the latest findings in his presentation.
The World Co-operative Monitor is an initiative of the International Co-operative Alliance and Euricse.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT. The International Summit of Cooperatives is the world’s leading event for business development in the cooperative and mutual community. It offers managers, decision-makers and leaders of cooperative and mutual enterprises of all size and in all sectors, as well as anyone in the world of business, a unique venue for reflection, discussion, cooperation and training on major trends, as well as on current and future economic and financial issues. By demonstrating that cooperatives are one answer to the major socioeconomic issues of our times, the Summit aims to promote and foster the development of cooperative enterprises in all countries. The event attracts more than 3,000 participants from 93 countries.