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The Emilia Romagna Cooperatives in Italy

May 2012

The video : 1ho16min

John Restakis, Executive Director of the British Columbia Cooperative Association, discusses how these cooperatives have succeeded in building a powerful, autonomous cooperative economy alongside an advanced capitalist economy. The Emilian Model also demonstrates how cooperation supports the success of small firms and enables them to successfully compete in the global marketplace. Taped at the California Cooperative Conference in Oakland CA May 4, 2012 at the First Unitarian Church.