The newspaper “Empresa y trabajo” (www.empresaytrabajo.coop/023/index.asp) published by COCETA presents the experiences of Imperdible, Idaia, Emergya, Seis60, Dosotres y Claraboia, which are examples of cooperatives whose members were no more than 30 years old when they created their enterprises. It’s not the same as having a boss assigning work, it’s more like going to work and thinking that everything you do to improve will be for your benefit and not for someone else, declare the members of the Andalusian cooperative Seis60.
As for cooperative training, COCETA is developing a program called “Aulacoop” aimed at young people who want to know what a worker cooperative is and how it is managed (www.aula.coop / itinerarios.asp). Furthermore, in each region there are courses and activities being organised, mainly in universities and colleges. Some universities have cooperative centres such as the Cooperative Research Centre (Cecoop) at the University of Santiago de Compostela, the University of Valencia and the Complutense University of Madrid.
Photo: Members of the cooperative Emergya in Andalucía (Spain)