Meeting Register Page

WEBINAR: A Broader History of Co-operation: from Europe to the World with Nazik Beishenaly
The International Centre for Co-operative Management is pleased to host another stimulating webinar. Find other upcoming webinars and past recordings at

Ever wonder if there is more to the history of co-operation and co-operatives than the Rochdale Pioneers and the dominant European narratives? Join us as we explore the diversity of historical experiences and conceptual representations of co-operatives. These concepts have been built into an opensourcce curriculum known as the COOP4EDU project funded by the EU, and in this webinar we will dive into the module on history developed by the team of the Centre of expertise for cooperative entrepreneurship of KU Leuven, Belgium. It will allow you getting familiar with founding ideas, leaders of cooperative movement, as well as with factors of institutionalization of cooperatives in Europe, and understanding how European experiences contributed to further development of the cooperatives in other regions of the world.

Dr Nazik Beishenaly is a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven, and a Research Advisor at the International Cooperative Alliance. She holds a MSc and a PhD in Economics from Grenoble Alpes University (France) and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford. She has built her professional career in international development policy field, and worked among others as President of the Cooperatives' Union in Kyrgyzstan and as staff and consultant of UN agencies in different regions. Her current research projects aim at studying the role of cooperatives in international development policies, including their contribution to the SDGs.

Feb 11, 2021 12:00 PM in Halifax

* Required information