The Alliance raises awareness about co-operatives.

The Alliance helps individuals, government authorities and regional and international institutions understand the co-operative model of enterprise. It channels specific information to institutions and the media showing the importance of co-operatives to a wide range of economic and social issues.

The Alliance is the voice of the co-operative movement.

The Alliance acts as the custodian of cooperative values and principles around the world. It makes the case for co-operatives as businesses that use a distinctive values-based economic model that put people before profit. It also aims to demonstrate how co-operatives give individuals and communities an instrument of self-help and influence over their development.

The Alliance ensures that the right policy environment exists to enable co-operatives to grow and prosper.

The Alliance helps its members in their lobbying for new legislation and more appropriate administrative procedures that respect the co-operative model, its values and principles. It provides political support as well as technical expertise to enable co-operatives to compete on a level playing field.

The Alliance provides its members with key contacts and information on best practice.

The Alliance facilitates contacts between co-operatives for trading purposes and intelligence sharing in a wide range of areas. It organises meetings, workshops and individual meetings to address key issues affecting co-operatives and allows discussion among co-operators from around the world.

The Alliance provides technical assistance to co-operatives.

Through its development programmes at global and regional levels, The Alliance promotes capacity building, advice and financial support to the co-operative movement globally.


Signature by the Chair of the ICA Youth Network, Sebastien Chaillou, the Executive Director of Cooperative and Mutuals Canada, Denyse Guy and the Director General of the ICA, Bruno Roelants.
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