Informative articles on I.C.Her and its Autonomous Projects

Grass-root Solidarity Economy

The Integral Cooperative of Heraklion (I.C.Her.) organizes a series of events aimed at highlighting the program of Economic Disobedience that we apply, the self-management tools we use and the wider participation of individuals and groups in the network we are building.
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Coops in the Kurdish Movement, an emancipation tool for women

FairCoop has always been close to the Kurdish struggle for independence and the program for democratic autonomy is in the political core of its aspirations. Having already been closely associated with several Kurdish militants and organizations, as well as with European comrades who have settled there, is intensifying its efforts to establish Local Nodes in Kurdistan. There are currently two active in the Bakur and Başur regions (northern and southern Kurdistan respectively), while a third in Rojava is under (re)construction (see the map with all local nodes worldwide).
In this context, FairCoop, in cooperation with Bakur Locl Node, has chosen to strengthen the women's cooperative movement in the region, which is an important factor in the process of empowering women in personal, social and economic aspects. It has bought and brought to Europe a large quantity of handmade women's clothing which is available to all people interested through its various local nodes in Europe. In total, this order yielded € 5,000 to the EkoJin co-operative and an additional € 500 donation to Heyva Sor (Kurdish Red Crescent) to help displaced Kurds.
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Festive Autonomous Open Market - May 19th, 2018












We are celebrating our 2 years with a full-day festive Autonomous Open Market!

Sustainable products will be on offer by the participating producers of I.C.Her., in our alternative currencies of “Kouki” and FairCoin. In addition, we have organized a full-day programme with participatory workshops and activities for kids and adults. At night, we will celebrate with live music, organic falafel from “The Chikpea”, drinks, a lot of dancing and, of course, a good mood!

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Promotion Campaign of "Kouki" from 14th to 19th of May 2018

Our local exchange of network "Kouki" completes two years of life and celebrates it by organizing a promotional campaign with the aim of activating those who are already members and attracting even more. The campaign focuses on professionals and stores in Heraklion so that our local currency can be extended to the city market, renewing and expanding the choices that members have in using “Kouki” on their exchanges.

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