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ICA 33rd World Cooperative Congress to be held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea from 1-3 December 2021 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) Global Board has postponed the 33rd World Cooperative Congress. The ICA has announced that the event will be held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea from 1st to 3rd December 2021. The theme for this event will be “Deepening our Cooperative Identity” to strengthen the cooperative movement’s role in addressing global challenges and also explore avenues to improve lives at the local and global levels.

 

The Congress will consist of pre-events from 28-30 November followed by the conference itself from 1-3 December. More details of the schedule are available at https://ICAWorldCoopCongress.coop

 

The 33rd World Cooperative Congress will be an opportunity to look back and validate the cooperative movement’s resilience, leadership and solidarity during times of crisis. This event will now serve as an important forum to:

 

  • Discuss why the cooperative identity, including definition, principles and values, is needed now more thanever;
  • Show cooperative resilience by sharing experiences and testimonies;and
  • Discuss how cooperatives can significantly contribute to the global economic, social and environmentalreconstruction.

 

The World Cooperative Congress 2021 will be held at the Grand Walkerhill Hotel, in Seoul: https://www.walkerhill.com/grandwalkerhillseoul/en

 

*The dates for these events are subject to be further rescheduled should the pandemic make it necessary for force majeure.