Co-operatives and the Local Economy in NI

During the webinar ‘Co-operatives and the Local Economy in Northern Ireland’ on the 29th September 2020,  Ellie Perrin presented new research on why we need a shift in local economic development:

– the current policy framework and the opportunities it offers

– what can co-op do and what barriers they face

– how can we better support the development of a co-operative economy

With continue the discussion with two local case studies, Neil Woolsey from Ballymacash Sports Academy and Richard Higginson from Loveworks Worker Co-operative.

We concluded the seminar with a discussion on what type of support co-operatives need during their development.

The recorded session is now available on you tube 

Presentations can also be downloaded here:

Ellie Perrin Ellie’s presentation

Loveworks Workers Co-operative Richard’s presentation

Ballymacash Sports Academy Neil’s presentation

Co-operative Alternatives on supporting co-operatives in NI Tiziana’s presentation

We would like to thank our sponsors:

the HIVE  and

the Belfast City Council, Economic Department.