Co-operatives Worldwide

This short course gives a complete overview of the history and development of the global co-operative movement. It will also examine the many forms that co-operatives take in different parts of the world, from Asia and Pacific, the Americas, Europe and Africa.

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Course Information

Key topics covered throughout the programme will include:

  1. Introduction and early co-operation
  2. International co-operators
  3. Becoming the modern co-operative movement
  4. Co-operatives worldwide: what’s next and resources

This course is a self-paced, online course that automatically tracks your progress, enabling you to pick up where you left off with ease.

A certification will be provided to all participants upon completion of course.

Final Price – £24


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A Partnership in Co-operative Training

The Co-operative College and Koperattivi Malta are two values-based education institutions with a shared history of supporting co-ops and co-operators to innovate, grow and put their values into action.

To further strengthen that partnership, our two organisations signed an memorandum of understanding detailing specific areas of work on which we plan to collaborate. These include a commitment to create a global co-operative college network (alongside other partners) to share global best practice, the development of co-operative study tours and explore the potential of setting up dual accreditation for further and higher education teaching programmes.

The Koperattivi Malta is where education meets empowerment – together, we are shaping a future where cooperative principles flourish, benefitting both cooperative members and the broader community.





Course Details


Self-Paced - 2 hrs

What you'll learn

Co-operatives were originally established as a practical way to help working people use self-help to improve their conditions. From the beginnings of the modern co-operative movement in Rochdale in 1844, what has united all forms of co-operatives and co-operators is an underlying set of values and principles. This global approach invites co-operators around the world to unite in a truly worldwide movement that includes over a billion members.

Experience Needed

This course is open to all those who wish to learn more about co-operatives.



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