Members share equal voting rights regardless of the amount of capital they put into the enterprise. As businesses driven by values, not just profit, cooperatives share internationally agreed principles and act together to build a better world through cooperation. Putting fairness, equality and social justice at the heart of the enterprise, cooperatives around the world are allowing people to work together to create sustainable enterprises that generate long-term jobs and prosperity.
Inspired in the Cooperatives Europe’s CoopStarter 2.0 Erasmus+ funded project, the GCE is an initiative of the ICA-EU Partnership for international cooperative development (#coops4dev🌎), which aims to bring the cooperative model to the next level within international development policies and programs.
As a GCE youth ambassador, you are expected to mobilise youth around a cooperative start-up idea by planning and delivering 3 multiplier events with support from your mentors. The first event is called ‘Let’s Cooperate!’ and it is intended to be the first stage of realising your initial cooperative start-up idea by working together with youth from your communities. As a second step, you are expected to organise a ‘Coopathon’ – a form of a hackathon to further the opportunities and strategic ideas created during the first event. As a last step, you will organize a third event involving interested youth to establish the cooperative.
In 2019, the GCE program is implemented in 9 countries and the youth ambassadors need to be based in these countries to enable face-to-face meetings with the mentors. The participating countries are Colombia, El Salvador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Poland.
If yes to the above, then apply to become a youth ambassador of the Global Cooperative Entrepreneurs program!
Requirements to apply for youth in the Americas :
1. Be a national from El Salvador or Colombia.2. Age between 18 and 35 years old.3. Speak English (Medium Level).4. Have an entrepreneurial idea that can solve a problem.5. Be an innovatie entrepreneur.
Note: Taking into account that this is a global program the application is written in english and have to be fill in english. If you encounter any problem with the application please write to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org