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


#86

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. https://www.loomio.org/d/jmUPxB1T/designing-european-event-cecop-network-general-assembly-june-manchester


#87

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

We’re excited about https://equalit.ie/infracon/ next week - it’s early days for this network but it brings together some very useful groups,

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