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CECOP 40th Anniversary and General Assembly 20-22 June 2019 | Manchester, UK

VENUE: Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Portland Street, M1 4PH, Manchester, United Kingdom

Please register via the online registration by and no later than Friday, 7 June.

Kindly indicate the events in which you would like to participate. The visits, the dinner and the statutory session are mainly for members and have limited availability. If you are not a member, but you are still interested in participating, we reserve the right to confirm your participation.


THURSDAY 20 JUNE | 14:00 - 19:00
Visits to Cooperative UK and the worker cooperative Suma (we talk about Suma in the #CECOP40: Read here). 

THURSDAY 20 JUNE | 20:00 - 23:00
Celebration time! Dinner with our members.

FRIDAY 21 JUNE | 09:30 - 12:30
40th anniversary session
We will travel together, guided by respectable hosts, through the main moments of the last 40 years of CECOP history, and plunge into present and future challenges. We hope to see many of you there! *PUBLIC SESSION*

FRIDAY 21 JUNE | 13:30 - 16:00
General Assembly - (statutory meeting)

SATURDAY 22 JUNE | 09:30 - 12:30
Session on democratic innovation in industrial and service cooperatives
How worker and social cooperatives are creating new modes of ownership and control? This session is co-organised by CECOP and UK Worker Cooperatives Council.


The meetings are held in English. An interpretation will be provided for French, Italian and Spanish for the meetings on Friday and on Saturday. Please notice that interpretation will not be provided for the visits.

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel Venue of the event)
Motel One Manchester
Ibis styles Portland Street
Premier Inn Manchester Central

Manchester Airport is approx. 16 km from Manchester City Centre. Driving takes approximately 45 minutes depending on traffic.
A taxi from Manchester Airport to Manchester City Centre costs around £30 one way: http://streetcarsmanchester.co.uk/
Alternatively, you can take a train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly Station in around 20 minutes and costs around £5 per person one way: https://www.thetrainline.com/


This event is organised in the context of Cooperatives UK Congress which will take place in the same venue. More information here.
On Friday 21 June, Cooperatives UK organises an awards dinner. To participate, you can book at a discounted participation price (£50 + VAT) here and select the option “Friday (Awards Dinner Only)”.

Did you know?

Near to Manchester there is a town called Rochdale where the first very cooperative was created in 1844.
Today the same building is hosting the Rochdale Pioneers Museum. If we are a considerable number we can organise an informal visit to the museum on Saturday afternoon. Interested to join? Please write to francesca.zaganelli@cecop.coop. Entrance to the museum and transport costs are at participants own expenses.

Our thanks to

The event is organised in collaboration with Cooperative UK and sponsored by Delta - T Devices, Infinity Foods, Suma and Unicorn and the UK Solidarity Fund.