• Lead Member Kirklees Council
  • Participating Members Co-operative Futures, Co-operatives UK, Innovation Cooperative Ltd, Kirklees Council, Oldham Council, Oxford City Council, Power to Change, South Ribble Borough Council, Stevenage Borough Council, Sunderland City Council
  • Year 2022
  • Type Policy Labs

About the project

This project aims to work with a range of Full and Associate Members with support from Affiliate Members to establish a framework that supports the identification of opportunities to improve the local cooperative development context and move towards action. Despite a range of work done over recent years on the theme by various organisations, it remains difficult for councils to identify and execute specific actionable projects.

The project will draw on the work of another Policy Lab being led by GMCA and seek to benefit and complement other agreed projects including the Mondragon Study Visit and Coop Options Training.

The project will be based on three phases:

  1. Collaboration and research: Framework identification/development and resource consolidation;
  2. Testing: Application of resources; and
  3. Dissemination: Development and promotion of a toolkit and report.

Throughout the project collaborative and co-production approaches will be used where at all possible.

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