PROGRAMME

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

THURSDAY 20 JUNE | 14:00 - 19:00

Visits
Meeting point at the venue (Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel), exceptional guides will lead us to the headquarters of our member Cooperative UK, where we will have a presentation about worker cooperatives in UK. Then we will take a bus and visit the worker cooperative Suma (we talk about Suma in the #CECOP40: Read here)
Places are limited, kindly confirm your presence in the registration form.

THURSDAY 20 JUNE | 20:00 - 23:00

Celebration time!
We are organising a dinner for members at 8th Day Café a nice worker cooperative not far from the venue of the event. Being a special occasion, we are also preparing some surprises for you, we hope to see many of you there!
As in use in CECOP, dinner is at participants own expenses. We make sure to keep a reasonable price, but do not forget to bring some cash with you (British pounds!). Organising is not easy if we do not know how many you are, please confirm your presence in the registration from!

FRIDAY 21 JUNE | 09:30 - 12:30

40 th 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! This session is public, do not hesitate to spread the word among fellas cooperators and register. The list of speakers will be shared soon.


FRIDAY 21 JUNE | 13:30 - 16:00

General Assembly
This CECOP yearly meeting is not much of a surprise, but an important moment for decision making and statutory business. Members are warmly invited to participate. The General Assembly is usually a private event open only to members, participants other than the representatives of the member organisations can join as observers (upon confirmation). The agenda and the working documents will be send in due time.

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 the UK Worker Cooperatives Council. This session is public, do not hesitate to spread the word among fellas cooperators and register.

REGISTER HERE

Registration deadline is 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.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

INTERPRETATION:

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.
For the General Assembly, interpretation expenses will be shared as usual among present members’ organisations benefiting of the service, Italian, French and Spanish. If you have any question, please write to [email protected] before the 7 of June.

HOTEL SUGGESTIONS:

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel (Venue of the event)

Motel One Manchester - Royal Exchange

Ibis styles Portland Street

Premier Inn Manchester Central

TRAVEL FROM THE AIRPORT:

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/

COOPERATIVES UK Congress


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 of people we can organise an informal visit to the museum on Saturday afternoon. Interested to join? Please write to [email protected]. 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 DevicesInfinity FoodsSuma and Unicorn and the UK Solidarity Fund.