Food cooperatives in the EU - lessons for Poland
We hereby present to you the report "Food cooperatives - lessons for Poland". It aims to introduce the subject of cooperatives, both from the historical and the current perspective, and to analyse the organizational solutions adopted by food cooperatives in four EU countries - Hungary, Czechia, Italy and Spain.
What will you learn?
- Subject of cooperatives, both from the historical and the current perspective
- Analysis the organisational solutions adopted by food cooperatives in four EU countries - Hungary, Czechia, Italy and Spain
- Formal and legal issues related to the activities of food cooperatives in Poland
- Recommendations on the further development of the food cooperative sector in Poland
The authors hope that the experience of the movement will become an inspiration for activists committed to food sovereignty in Poland. The organisational structures, forms of cooperation with the community or technical measures described in the Report may be useful both in the course of day-to-day operations or advocacy activities, as well as in the establishment of an umbrella organisation - essential for a stronger involvement of cooperatives in the promotion of the policy for shortening food networks.
The report was developed within the project Polish Food Cooperatives – Paths of Development carried out in cooperation with the Grochowska Kooperatywa Foundation and the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw.