A conference that takes place at the beginning of February will be addressing the issue of co-operative deserts and how new co-ops can be helped to bloom.
Future Co-ops 2019 will address how the co-operative sector can grow.
Not everywhere is created equal. There are some well-known pockets of success in the UK where co-ops flourish – big cities, small towns, north and south. But there are plenty of co-op deserts too.
We’re all agreed we want more co-ops, better co-ops and, sometimes, bigger co-ops. Particularly in co-op deserts. But no fairy godmother’s going to wave a magic wand, so what do we, as a diverse sector, do with what we’ve got?
Join Co-operative Futures in Birmingham on the 1st and 2nd February 2019, where they’ll be working with Central England Co-operative’s talented Think:Digital innovation team, using their new insights and participatory problem solving techniques in a fun and effective way to explore new, practical actions we can all take away to help co-op deserts bloom!
According to Jo White of Co-operative Futures, the organisers of the event, co-operatives can be found right across the UK but their distribution is uneven.
“Future Co-ops 2019 will focus on why these geographic imbalances exist and how we can all help create the right environment to make new co-operatives flourish.”
Where: Hillscourt Hotel & Venue in Birmingham