Scholarships Available for Mondragon Seminar and Tour, May 22-28

Praxis Peace Institute is organizing its seventh 5-day workshop/seminar with the Mondragon Cooperatives in the Basque Country of Spain. The purpose of the seminar is to learn about worker owned businesses from the leading consortium of cooperatives in the world.

The Mondragon Cooperatives were founded in 1955 and now encompass more than 250 businesses and employ about 74,000 worker-owners. Mondragon is a highly successful cooperative model with nearly 60 years of proven success. They have established research centers, bank and credit unions, a university with several campuses, youth cooperatives, and small to large businesses. In June 2007, the Educational Director of the Mondragon Cooperatives, Mikel Lezamiz, spoke at the Praxis Peace Institute conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Due to the interest generated at that conference, we decided to collaborate with Mondragon in offering an in-depth educational opportunity for those who want more information on how to create cooperatives in their businesses and communities.

Praxis Peace Institute has established a special relationship with the Mondragon Cooperatives and is a proud educator of cooperatives and the ethics and values of cooperatives. We believe cooperatives are an excellent example of a sustainable and socially just business model for the 21st century.

Who Should Participate:

Green business leaders, educators, community leaders, journalists, environmentalists, business leaders, and all those who have an opportunity to make use of the Mondragon model in projects based in their communities or businesses. This program is a unique opportunity to learn cooperative models of business organization and to see first hand how they work over a long period of time. The seminar will include 5 days of presentations and tours of Mondragon businesses. Praxis Peace Institute will also host a session for discussion and brainstorming about how these ideas can be useful in our communities back home and how we can find support for cooperative business ventures.

College credit is also available. Call us at the number above for more information.

Find out more, apply for a scholarship and register at the Praxis Peace Institute


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