Osuustoiminnan Kehittäjät - Coop Finland is a national association of experts on cooperative and mutual entrepreneurship, established in 1997.
The association aims to improve and keep up to date it's members expertise in cooperative development.
Coop Finland is a lobbying group for cooperative development.
Anyone can join the association, the criteria for membership are simple: the members actively promote mutual and/or cooperative entrepreneurship and want to further Coop Finland's goals by working in tandem with likeminded individuals.
Link to Europe
Coop Finland's members have excellent working relations with European researchers and developers providing the membership with the latest ideas and research results in it's field.
Coop Finland has been an active partner in several transnational projects.
One of the latest was IFIPO-Partnership, funded by European Union Equal-Initiative with partners from Italy and Poland.
Coop Finland is a member of CECOP, the European Confederation of Workers’ Cooperatives, Social Cooperatives and Social and Participative Enterprises.
Pool of speakers/lecturers
Coop Finland provides a pool of experienced speakers and lecturers for educational organisations providing schooling and training in cooperative entrepreneurship.
The speakers expertise, CV's and contact info can be found in Galleria