The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) in collaboration with the Dutch Council for Cooperative organised a three-day European Research Conference dubbed “Cooperatives in a rapidly changing world: innovation in enterprise and community” on 4-6 July 2018 at Wageningen, Netherlands. Participants were mainly students, scholars, representatives of cooperatives, policy makers and other stakeholders
With the main objective of analysing the Economic and Social Performance of Newly Created Farmers’ Groups in the European Union’s Eastern Partnership, a team of five members from the Czech University of Life Sciences
From 25th of October 2018 for the period of three weeks the members of the Cooperative Research Group were involved in data collection in Moldova. The target respondents were agricultural cooperatives and individual farmers in the whole country. Cristina Conea, as a main coordinator, was present at data collection in site for the two weeks; for the last week data were collected by two trained consultants from the partner university - State Agrarian University of Moldova in Chisinau (SAUM) and two additional enumerators. In total 205 questionnaires were collected from cooperative members and the control group of non-members.
Staff team from CULS Prague, FTA and FAFNR, is helping with implementation of three development projects funded by the Czech Development Agency, in cooperation with Caritas Czech Republic, University of Barotseland,