WEBINARS – September-November 2021
Please note registration is required in advance of events to receive Zoom link.
All webinars were funded by Belfast City Council, Economy Department to raise awareness of the co-operative model.
Global Co-ops: Couriers Co-ops
Webinar: Tuesday the 23rdNov from 12.00 to 13.30
This event is part of a new webinar series called Global Co-ops.
Today we will meet with York Collective, a new Courier Co-op. Founder member Matt will tell us about this not-for-profit worker-owned cooperative of cycle couriers in York.
They formed as a response to the gig-economy, and unaccountable multinational corporations. They do not see themselves as just another number, we want to develop valuable and long-term relationships with York businesses and customers.
They are currently trading with an online platform that enables shops and restaurants to take orders with minimal fuss and expense. One thing it ‘s sure: they won’t compromise on their values and their service is an ‘ethical, environmentally friendly and convenient service’.
As a member of a worldwide federation of couriers cooperatives, York Collective has forged links with many other couriers co-ops around Europe and beyond.
Please register your attendance here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-co-ops-couriers-co-op-tickets-200742986677
Rabble Co-op: webinar on the 9th Nov 2021
If you missed this episode of the Discover Co-ops series, you can watch the full video here.
Rabble Co-op founder members Dessie and Ruairi will discuss how their co-operative is providing specialised technological services to voluntary, public and private organisations fulfilling a social purpose. The co-operative also promotes the use of technology, which respects, protects and progresses fundamental human rights.
Community Wealth Building and Co-operatives
Wednesday 6thOctober 2021 – 12.00 – 13.30
The development of more democratic forms of ownership of the economy such as co-operatives is central to Community Wealth Building. Join this free event. Community Wealth Building is establishing itself as an alternative and fairer approach to local economic development that is showing good outcomes in terms of reducing poverty, income inequality, enhancing local economic resilience and creating a low carbon and more democratic economy.
Discover Co-ops: Good To Grow
Thursday 21stOctober 2021 – 12.00 – 13.00
Come and meet Good To Grow, NI’s new horticultural co-op. Join us this lunch time to meet up with the founder members of a new co-operative: Good to Grow Co-op. This is a co-operative of horticulturalists who wants to make horticulture accessible and affordable to all.
Community Shares: what are they?
Wednesday 22ndSeptember 2021 – 12:00 – 13:30
A free training webinar on community shares for anyone interested in raising capital via a community share offer in Northern Ireland.
This online training is an essential for anyone who wants to understand what community shares are and how they can be used to involve your community, raise needed start-up of growth capital and leverage potential funding.
Practical local examples will be provided and the steps to complete a successful community share offer will be clearly set out.
WEBINARS IN June 2021
WEBINARS IN May 2021
WEBINARS IN APRIL 2021
CO-OPERATIVE SKILLS – SETTING UP WORKER CO-OPERATIVES: WHY AND HOW?
Wed. the 21st April from 12.00 to 14.00
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A CO-OPERATIVE JOURNEY: FROM IDEAS TO CO-OPERATIVES
Tuesday 27th of April from 12.00 – 1.30
Register for the event
WEBINARS IN MARCH 2021
Discover Co-ops: Venture Folks
held on Tuesday 16th March 2021
Watch the recording here
Discover Co-ops: Longlife Housing Cooperative
held on Thursday 4 March 2021
Watch the recording here
Co-op Connections in collaboration with Co-ops UK
held on 10th March 2021
THE CO-OPERATIVE ADVANTAGE
held on Tuesday 23rd March
Watch the recording soon
Discover Coops: Cooperation in Community Energy Initiatives
Roundtable held on 12th March 2021
WEBINARS IN FEBRUARY 2021
Discover Coops: the Belfast Food Co-op.
Webinar was held on Wednesday 24th February 2021. Recording available here
Coop Skills: Co-operative Journey from Ideas to Coops
Webinar was held on Wednesday 17 February 2021. This webinar will be repeated during the course of 2021. Watch this space!
Webinars Series in 2020.
Co-operatives are vehicles for transforming local economies. This series was for anyone interested in community energy, social care, housing, breadmaking and sports. All sessions recordings here:
‘Co-operatives skills’ was a series for anyone involved in a co-op or anyone thinking to set up their own co-op. They range from governance issues to funding coops via community shares and loanstock. More information on this link: