The Co-operative College and Koperattivi Malta have joined forces in a promising Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore a spectrum of exciting collaborations, marking a significant step towards fostering global collaboration within the co-operative sector.
Notably, Koperattivi Malta has embraced a pivotal role as a founding member of the Global Co-operative College Network, an initiative which offers support and educational resources to co-operative members worldwide, facilitating a meaningful exchange of knowledge on an international scale.
Daniel Schembri, CEO at Koperattivi Malta, emphasized the transformative potential of this collaboration, stating, “ Our motto at Koperattivi Malta is ‘Stronger together, independent businesses, one voice’. This partnership highlights the potential of this collaboration to elevate cooperative businesses to unprecedented levels’.”
The collaboration is an exciting milestone for Co-operative College Malta as it stands to benefit from the extensive experience of Co-operative College UK, boasting a rich history spanning over a century within the co-operative sphere. Envisioning a comprehensive role for Co-operative College Malta, the collaboration goes beyond traditional education. It sees the college as a dynamic hub where cooperative members actively contribute their knowledge, accredit courses relevant to their specific co-operatives and undergo collaborative research initiatives.
This initiative will also see the exploration of setting up dual certification courses for further and higher education teaching programmes between the Co-operative College Malta and their counterpart in the UK.
Courses offered by Co-operative College Malta will focus on effective co-operative governance, covering essential topics such as good governance, legislative and financial structures, and sustainable practices, amongst others.
Anticipating a positive impact on the visibility and influence of co-operatives, both locally and internationally, the collaborators foresee a contribution to the growth and sustainability of the cooperative model.
Mr. Schembri concluded, “This partnership marks the beginning of a new chapter for the global co-operative model, emphasizing collaboration, education, and sustainability.”
For more information about Co-operative College Malta and the courses offered, please visit https://cooperatives-malta.coop/study-with-us/