International conference on co-operatives in the changing world of work

29 April - 1 May, India Institute of Management, Kozhikode, Kerala (India)

Hosted by International Co-operative Alliance Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP), International conference on co-operatives in the changing world of work will be taking place in Kerala, India. Alongside the conference, ICA version of Hackathon (Coop-a-thon) will be taking place. For registration, please visit the link here. For further details of the conference, please refer to the description as below (an excerpt from the ICA-AP webpage).

ICA-AP, in association with Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society Ltd, International Labour Organization, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K), and others, is organizing an International Conference on Co-operatives in the Changing World of Work, from April 29 – May 1, 2018, at the IIM-K campus. The conference is co-funded by the ICA-EU Partnership on Co-operatives in Development: People Centered Businesses in Action and supported by the ICA Domus Trust.

The motivation behind this Conference is that the worker co-operative model has (re)emerged as an organizational model responding to the changes within the world of work. As against the conventional model of an employee earning wages by his/her labour; the workers play an active role in owning, managing, planning and executing  the work. However, the combined role of being a worker as well as the owner is not without its challenges. The evolving industrial climate with an increasing role of information and communication technology, automation, platform-based enterprises, growth of service enterprises etc. have created a major shift in the eco system of economies around the world.