Cooperative Starters guide now available

Do you need information about how to start a cooperative in Finland? Pellervo Coop Center’s guide “How to Start a Cooperative” is available now.

The guide is targeted especially at those who are in the phase of considering or planning a business together in Finland. The guide is also beneficial to any international persons who work with or are interested in the cooperative business form.

Starting a Cooperative in Finland

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Dissertation: Finnish agricultural co-operatives are critical in appointing external members to their boards 

Pellervo Coop Center's Director of Cooperation Kari Huhtala's dissertation on the governance of Finnish agricultural co-operatives shows that agricultural cooperatives are critical in appointing external experts to their boards. The number of women on these boards is also quite low and has not increased over the past ten years. The governance culture of cooperatives favors board selections from within the cooperative. 

Pellervo’s EU Manifesto – Cooperatives are builders of a sustainable future

1. Cooperatives to be taken into account in business regulation. 2. A cooperative provides a fair foundation for social and platform economies. 3. The cooperative model facilitates the reconstruction of Ukraine. 4. Cooperatives strengthen the private sector in EU external development projects. 5. Cooperative awareness must be strengthened in the EU Parliament.