Photo: Members of the CCR convene with participants of its Young Scholars Programme at the joint CCR & ILO Co-operatives and the World of Work Conference in Antalya, Turkey in 2015
The International Co-operative Alliance’s committees and networks are the think tanks of the Alliance. Composed of experienced and dedicated co-operators affiliated with Alliance members, committees and networks are at the basis of data, reports, and guidelines that benefit co-operators everywhere.
The Alliance has three thematic committees: gender equality, co-operative research, and co-operative law, as well as a Youth Network.
Gender Equality Committee
The Gender Equality Committee (ICA GEC) is a thematic committee of the International Co-operative Alliance which promotes equality between women and men and gender integration in the co-operative movement and society. It was formerly known as the Alliance's Global Women's Committee.
Committee on Co-operative Research
The ICA Committee on Co-operative Research (ICACCR) is a bridge between academic research and the co-operative world. The ICACCR aims to raise awareness of co-operative research, particularly to managers and co-operators so that it can be applied effectively to current co-operative issues.
Photo: Members of the CCR and participants to its biennial global conference visit a fair of local co-operatives in Pula, Croatia in 2014
Photo: Members of the CCR and participants to its biennial global conference taste wine from a local co-operative in Pula, Croatia in 2014
Co-operative Law Committee
The Alliance's Co-operative Law Committee gives independent advice to the Alliance on co-operative law, broadly defined to include all legal rules that shape the co-operative institution and regulate its operations.
The Alliance's Youth Network aims to help young co-operators from different countries to connect, share experiences and ideas, as well as to provide an environment where young co-operators can learn more about the wider co-operative movement. Involving young people from outside the movement through education and support is a key focus of the work of this network. The network also looks to empower young co-operators to engage with the rest of the movement to both raise the profile of youth issues and to ensure the youth perspective is presented during wider discussions.
The Alliance's Communications Committee (ICACC) ensures that the co-operative business model is promoted effectively and appropriately to as wide an audience as possible around the world. The Committee works towards building a level of understanding amongst communications professionals in co-operatives globally to encourage them to promote the business model as part of their work.
Get in touch with the Communications Committee.