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Thu 19 Oct 2017

The Catalan Integral Cooperative: an organizational study of a post-capitalist cooperative

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Here is our latest study, written by @georgedafermos and co-produced by the P2P Foundation and Robin Hood Coop. This is the first in depth field study and analysis of the Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC). The CIC is a multifaceted solidarity economic and social network seeking "Social transformation from below through self-management, self-organization and networking".

From the report:

> The Cooperativa Integral Catalana (CIC) is one of the most interesting cooperative projects which have sprung up during the age of crisis in Europe. First of all, it is notable on account of its revolutionary character: the main objective of the CIC is nothing less than to build an alternative economy in Catalonia capable of satisfying the needs of the local community more effectively than the existing system, thereby creating the conditions for the transition to a post-capitalist mode of organization of social and economic life.

> To fulfil the purpose it has set itself, the CIC is engaged in an impressive spectrum of activities: although it was formed just seven years ago, it has already been actively involved in developing infrastructures as diverse as barter markets, a network of common stores, an alternative currency called ‘eco’, a ‘Cooperative Social Fund’ for financing community projects and a ‘basic income programme’ for remunerating its members for their work. By setting up such structures, the CIC aspires to be an organizational platform for the development of a self-sufficient economy that is autonomous from the State and the capitalist market..

Read or download the report here:

The Catalan Integral Cooperative: an organizational study of a post-capitalist cooperative

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Lynn Foster Fri 20 Oct 2017

@staccotroncoso thanks much for posting this, I learned a lot I didn't know about CIC !!

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Paul B. Hartzog Fri 20 Oct 2017

Thx Stacco! Will share.

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Michel Bauwens Sat 21 Oct 2017

glad to see this published, what a busy crew we are!

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Sophie Jerram Tue 24 Oct 2017

Thanks @staccotroncoso - important to have good news to share at this rocky time for Catalonia

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miguel novik Tue 31 Oct 2017

@staccotroncoso and @georgedafermos thanks a lot. I just finished reading and dreaming every single topic in this article. I am very excited about the synergies that we can achieve in conjunction with the cooperative movement in Israel. I will contact CIC in the next weeks.

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Xavier Veciana Tue 27 Feb 2018

I am traveling next summer to Barcelona and would very much like to visit CIC. Whom should I contact?

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Stacco Troncoso Tue 27 Feb 2018

Dear Xavier, I'll give you a contact person for the CIC via email.

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Xavier Veciana Tue 27 Feb 2018

Many thanks

XV

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Xavier Veciana Sat 10 Mar 2018

Stacco,

Have you any News from the contact of CIC in Barcelona?

Rgds,

Xavier

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Many thanks

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Stacco Troncoso Mon 12 Mar 2018

Dear Xavier, I sent you his personal email over email (I don't want to post other people's email in a public forum) so you could contact him directly (Peer to peer! :wink: ). I'll bump the email so you can find it easily.

MB

Michel Bauwens Sat 10 Mar 2018

stacco in cc to make sure he sees this

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Xavier Veciana Mon 12 Mar 2018

Thanks, Stacco, I got the email