- Sessions Overview
- Speakers
Breakout Session 18
Session Organiser:
Korea Federation of Worker Cooperatives
The Korea Federation of Worker Cooperatives (KFWC) was originated in 2003 with the aim of promoting job creation for vulnerable social group in order to deal with the poverty and social problems. In 2007, KFWC changed its name to Korea Alternative Enterprise Association (KAEA) for resolving problems associated with the lack of legal grounds and participation among the society.
For KAEA pursing the value of creating jobs as well as providing social services to neglected social class has been of paramount importance. With this in its minds, KAEA is currently having 2,100 memberships with 105 enterprises and being a member of International Organization of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers’ Co-operatives (CICOPA) and an associate member of International Co-operative Alliance (ICA).
In 2012, KAEA was in need of an organization that deals with human rights for the workers based upon ‘Social Enterprise Promotion Act’. Therefore, KFWC was established among members of KAEA this time with the aim of protecting the rights and interests of laborers. KFWC is currently independent association and it considered to be as an independent organization.
On January 30th in 2013, the Korea Federation of Worker Cooperatives was established.
Invited Organizer:
The Regional Union of Cooperative Companies federates, represents, and advises the cooperative companies (Scop and Scic) of Rhône-Alpes and their employees, through various human, institutional and financial means.
It ensures the promotion of cooperative entrepreneurship, the exchange between cooperative companies and their institutional representation.
To lead these missions, the Regional Union of Cooperative Companies offers a complete support through every step of cooperative creation or buyout projects, and enforces its expert assessment to confirm ideas and their feasibility, to answer any legal question and to finalize every detail of upcoming cooperative operating life.
It has its own financial tools available to give every type of project fitted solutions.
For every of its cooperative company member, the Regional Union of Cooperative companies provides its administration tools and permanent monitoring to deliver advice and support, and to offer relevant financial solutions when necessary.
On September 30th 2013, the Regional Union of Cooperative Companies counts up 351 cooperative members, employing 5298 persons in all sectors of activity. Their number and staff doubled since year 2000, giving Rhône-Alpes the status of first French cooperative region.