Community Energy and the new DfE Strategy

NICE and Drumlin, the two energy co-operatives in NI, have jointly promoted community energy since 2020. The joint-committee prepared a position paper on the growth of community energy at the… Read more

CO-OPS MORE RESILIENT TO COVID – Co-op Economy Report 2021

According to the latest Co-op Economy Report issues 28 June 2021, Co-op businesses are more resilient to the economic devastation caused by Covid according to The Co-op Economy Report 2021. This has… Read more

All About Rebuilding Resilience on #CoopsDay

Join us on Thursday the 1stJuly from 10.00 to 1.00 to mark International Day of Co-operatives (#CoopsDay), this year celebrated with the theme of Rebuild Better Togetheracross Ireland. Co-operative Alternatives… Read more

Conscience Business Makes Some Noise!

Co-ops never lose sight of the importance of people – within the business, suppliers and customers. Image Freepik. As we look towards a post-Covid economy the appetite for changing how we… Read more

Sociocracy – what’s it all about?

By Joanna McMinn Co-operative Alternatives latest webinar on Sociocracy for Co-operatives in June, opened the conversation on various type of governance and decision making. We asked Joanna McMinn, facilitator of… Read more

A transition may just be under way . . . #NewEconomyNI

Maurice McCartney in Combination NI recently chaired two roundtable discussions on the transition to a new and just economy in Northern Ireland. Four activists participated in the conversation: Bridget Meehan… Read more

Venture Folk Co-op Launch Source Grow & Sprout!

Venture Folk launched as a registered co-operative in April this year with several successfully funded projects & ventures. Describing its activities as a co-operative of creatives, innovators & doers, who… Read more

Positive Impact of Worker Co-ops on NI’s Economy

An interview with PhD student – Ellie Perrin What is your research about?  In a nutshell, this research’s primary focus is the contribution of worker cooperatives to Northern Ireland’s economy. Interestingly,… Read more