Making contact with other tech co-ops outside of the UK?


Just a note not to forget CECOP/CICOPA, the federation for coops industry and services, based in Belgium - in case we can use their infrastructure for international events/links. The American federation, Mercosur, is the regional CICOPA affiliate. CECOP is holding its 40th year general assembly alongside Coop Congress in Manchester June this year, and we are lining up 2 days of visits, events and discussions, perhaps under the theme ‘Cooperative organising in a time of social, political crisis’. There is a discussion going on in the Worker Cooperatives group on Loomio about session topics, which include at least two on tech perspectives.


(Relevant to the Indie Infrastructure discussions, but some useful overlap to the international co-ops community)

We’re excited about next week - it’s early days for this network but it brings together some very useful groups,

Also early April is IFF in Valencia, a couple of us GN folk will be there, as well as lots of our APC colleagues, any co-techers?