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Finnish Co-operatives

Finnish Co-operatives

Finnish Co-operatives – Digital Notes

“Co-operation in Finland” was the topic of the Cross Party Group on Co-operatives in conjunction with Nordic Horizons on Tuesday 23 February at 6pm in the Scottish Parliament, and was sponsored by Willie Coffey MSP. The speaker was Kari Huhtala, Director of co-operation with Pellervo, the Finnish co-op trade association.

Presentation

You can download a copy of Kari Huhtala’s powerpoint slides here.

Vimeo Video Resources

Kari discussed the scale of Finland’s 5,000 co-operatives across traditional agriculture, retail and banking sectors as well as the new wave of co-op start-ups as a response to the economic depression of the 90’s.’.  Kari gave a short video interview which summarises many of his thoughts about co-operatives.

If you are unable to attend the next Nordic Horizon’s event; there will be a Live Stream available from the event.

The link is here and the event is ‘live’ from 6.00 pm.

Soundcloud Podcasts

Below we have included an audio recording of the presentation.


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