Announcement Concerning the pre-World Cooperative Congress Research Events

28 Apr 2020

The 33rd Congress, originally scheduled for December 2020, is now rescheduled to take place from 1-3 March 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two preparatory research events will take place between 26 and 28 February 2021: *

Within the framework of the 33rd World Cooperative Congress, the ICA invites cooperative researchers, experts and practitioners to make submissions on the themes involving the Cooperative Identity.

  • ICA Cooperative Research Conference with the theme Deepening Our Cooperative Identity will be organized on 26 and 27 February 2021.
  • The 3rd International Forum on Cooperative Law with the theme Identity of Cooperatives and the Harmonization of Cooperatives Laws. Match or Mismatch? will be organized  by Ius Cooperativum with the support of the ICA through its Thematic Committee on Cooperative Law, on 27 and 28 February 2021.

These two research events will be precursors for debates on key-themes and sub-themes of the 33rd World Cooperative Congress, building content for discussions based on scientific and analytical contributions.

Here you will find more information on where and how to submit your abstracts and panel proposals.

The deadline for submission for both calls is by 15 July 2020For information and queries related to the Research Conference, please contact Santosh Kumar of the ICA at kumar@ica.coopFor queries related to the Law Forum, please contact Ifigeneia Douvitsa of the Ius Cooperativum Association at

 *These dates are subject to be further rescheduled should the COVID-19 pandemic make it necessary for force majeure.


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