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Cooperative Law – Beyond The Talk about Sustainable Development

Tuition fee

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EARLY BIRD prices valid until 28 February 2020
NORMAL prices after February 2020.

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Overview

Synopsis
An estimated one billion people around the world are members of a cooperative enterprise in virtually all sectors. Together with additional 2–3 billion economically dependent persons, they improve at least in part their livelihoods through this membership. International governmental and non-governmental legal texts have recognised this importance of cooperatives for some time. After decades of disinterest, academia and politics have gradually rediscovered this type of enterprise, its relative crisis resilience, its new role in the utilities sector, and in education, social and health care – in short, its potential for sustainable development.

The course is to create an understanding of the vital necessity for a diversity of enterprise forms to match the diversity of people’s needs and interests and to make (sustainable) development possible and of the function of cooperative law in this respect. The term ‘cooperative law’ also incorporates other fields of law as they impact on the structure and operations of cooperatives, such as labour law, tax law, competition law and accounting and bookkeeping standards, as well as law making and implementation procedures.

Emphasis will be on the factors which shape cooperative law and the rationale behind specific legal rules, rather than on the technicalities of the law. In line with this, and as students come from different national backgrounds, reference to specific cooperative laws will only be made by way of examples.

The course is complemented by visits to and presentations by cooperative organisations. During the August 2019 session of the Helsinki Summer School, students visited the headquarters of the S-group and the Pellervo Coop Center.

Target students
Advanced law students and students from other disciplines with a strong interest in cooperative law.

Coordinator
Pekka Hytinkoski, pekka.hytinkoski@helsinki.fi
You may contact the course coordinator with questions concerning the course content.

With any other questions concerning Helsinki Summer School or the application process, please contact summerschool@helsinki.fi.

Apply now! Summer 2020
Application period has ended
Notes
CANCELLED
Studies commence
Aug 4, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Summer 2020
Application period has ended
Notes
CANCELLED
Studies commence
Aug 4, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States