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Youth Network

ICA Youth Network

About the International Cooperative Alliance's Youth Network 

The Youth Network was established in 2003 to...

  • help young co-operators from different countries to connect, share experiences and ideas;
  • provide an environment where young co-operators can learn more about the wider co-operative movement;
  • involve young people from outside the movement through education and support;
  • empower young co-operators to engage with the rest of the movement to both raise the profile of youth issues and to ensure the youth perspective is presented during wider discussions.

What is the Youth Network? Watch our presentation below:

Youth Network News & Information

  • Video from the Global Youth Network shown during the plenary session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (16 November 2017). The short version shown during the conference is below and you can find a longer version by clicking here.

Join the Alliance's Youth Network

To join the mailing list of the network, send your request to Gretchen Hacquard at You will be added to the network and will receive important information and invitations.

To become a member, please complete and submit the Alliance Youth Network membership form below to Gretchen Hacquard at

The Alliance has periodically organised youth conferences to bring together young co-operators. A number of the participants of these conferences today are co-operative leaders and members of senior management in co-operatives around the world.

The Global Youth Representative on the Alliance Board is elected every four years at a Youth General Assembly which is held during the week of the Alliance General Assembly. The Executive Committee members will be elected at the next Youth General Assembly in Turkey in 2015. Join our mailing list to learn more about the elections.

Alliance Youth Network documents and contacts


Alliance involvement:

Alliance Youth Network