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Co-operACTION: Toolkit for young Co-operators

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This handbook comprises information and educational activities on the values of co-operation and on how to set up co-operative enterprises with groups of young people.

Aims of the tool

It leads groups through the different steps necessary to take when they want to set up a youth co-operative.

Description of the tool

The toolkit comprises the following parts:
1) Information about the values of cooperation
2) Introduction to co-operatives
3) Co-operative games
4) Educational activities to introduce co-operatives and co-operative values
5) Educational activities that help young people find their business idea
6) Educational activities that help young people set up the structure of their co-operative
7) Educational activities helping young people to deal with some aspects of doing business
8) Evaluation activities

The publication and its parts can be downloaded in English, French and Spanish:


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Tool overview

Co-operACTION: Toolkit for young Co-operators

This tool is for

The activities are designed for young people 13-25, but can be used by other age groups as well. Anyway every activity needs to be adapted to a specific group.

and addresses

Group Dynamics, Youth Initiatives, Project Management, Networking and Follow-up, Evaluation

Behind the tool

The tool was created by


in the context of

In the Youth in Action funded project 'Co-operACTION' (3.2)

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Christine Sudbrock (on 14 February 2014)

and last modified

15 January 2014

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