On 29 and 30 September CECOP invites you to Spazio Dumbo in Bologna to participate in COODING, the first international event dedicated to the use of digital and new technologies in cooperatives.


New technologies harnessing AI, platforms, data, blockchain, open up new entrepreneurial and systemic perspectives that the cooperative movement and its protagonists must be able to seize. COODING intends to offer cooperators an opportunity to study and discuss the use of digital and new technologies in line with cooperative principles and values.

The cooperative movement must take a stand on the implications of the use of technology and learn to use it in its own favour, in favour of its workers, and according to its own objectives. This means both giving space to new start-ups that experiment directly with new technologies in the cooperative world and supporting the digitalisation of existing cooperatives, ensuring their competitiveness in the market.

Intercooperation is one of the key values of the cooperative movement and there is a great potential to match the digitalisation needs of existing cooperatives with the services provided by some innovative tech cooperatives providing such services.

The first COODING event in Bologna

COODING, an acronym for COOperatives Digital Improvement & Networking Growth, will take place on 29 and 30 September at Spazio Dumbo in Bologna. The event is organised by Fondazione Centro Studi Doc, CECOP, Fondazione PICO and AlmaVicoo.

Cooperators will have the opportunity to discuss and enhance cooperation around the use of digital and new technologies in line with cooperative principles and values, through a main conference, thematic workshops, a cooperative fair, and the opportunity to engage with mentors.

COODING aims to support the development of a shared digital mindset among cooperators through meetings with experts in the field, the testimony of cooperatives' best practices, B2B opportunities, and the exchange among cooperators.

The event is addressed to all members of the cooperative movement, from cooperatives to cooperative representative organisations, to the main stakeholders of the Italian, European, and global cooperative movement, and to academics and policy makers.

Interested? Do not wait!

If you are interested in joining us in Bologna and taking part in this unique opportunity for intercooperation click on the button below to register!

Date:  29-30 September 2023 

Place: Spazio Dumbo, Bologna (Italy)

The event will take place in person, but for those of you who can’t make it, it will still be possible to follow the event on streaming.

Interpretation will be provided in English and Italian.  







For more information, you can write to:

Francesca Martinelli | Director - Centro Studi Doc Foundation at info@centrostudidoc.org or +39 392 9680816

Piero Ingrosso | Director Innovation - Coopfond at p.ingrosso@coopfond.it

Diana Dovgan | Secretary general - CECOP at diana.dovgan@cecop.coop



The event is organized by Fondazione Centro Studi Doc ETS, Fondazione Pico, AlmaVicoo, and CECOP.

Partners to the event are Legacoop Nazionale, CICOPA, the ICA and Cooperatives Europe

Media Parnters are Coops News, ArCo - l'arte di collaborare, and Change Makers magazine

With the support of:

The event is supported by Fondazione Innovazione Urbana, Coopfond, Innovacoop Fondazione Barberini, and Rete Doc.


This event has been co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the organizers only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.