NewGenCoop - New Generation Cooperatives Society
Cooperative Development Organisation
Implementing Partners and Organisations
Period of Implementation
Cities: Izmir, Ankara, Istanbul
Bilateral Aid: European Union under the Civil Society Support Programme
Type of Activity
This project emerged from the needs of one of the most innovative CSOs in Turkey: the new-born cooperatives active in innovative sector, they so called New Generation Cooperatives (NGC). Since 2012 the number of cooperatives in innovative sectors increased at exponential rates, with remarkable success in terms of the impact on the life of their members. However, the development of cooperatives in Turkey increased numerically, but failed to build a strong cooperative structure and understanding, so that an important sector of the society is nowadays excluded from the participation to the dialogue for the decision making, due to normative and practical constraints mentioned below.
The project aims to contribute to improve the number and the quality of CSOs able to participate in the democratic participation and decision-making processes. The Specific Objective is to empower the structure and networking capacities of the New Generation Cooperatives as new CSOs participating in decision-making processes.
Impact on SDGs