The fifth day of the training course in Argentina were full of visitations. While the town of Justiano Posse is famous for it’s cooperative initiatives, different initiatives related to this legal form were visited during the fifth day of the training course in Argentina.
Cooperatives are societies formed by producers, sellers or consumers in order to produce, buy or sell in a way that is most advantageous for everyone. Unlike companies, cooperatives are governed by their own associates who join their efforts to achieve the objectives and where each one has the same rights and obligations. In other words, they are organizations of free and democratic participation. While the main objective of a company is to obtain economic gains, the objective of cooperatives is the provision of a quality service in accessible price. Cooperatives have as fundamental values: mutual aid, democracy, equality and solidarity. In addition, their partners have personal values as honesty, transparency, social responsibility and concern for others.
Besides the cooperative organizations, team of delegates met the team of “Fiordoliva” local organization that produces bags and wallets.
One of the city’s highlights’ – city’s recycling plant that is an innovative social initiative to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of Justiniano Posse.
The day culminated with a meeting at ACA Joven group premises, where youth are being trained to act cooperatively while creating a social value.
After the official activities, delegates prepared an intercultural night where all countries shared their customs and cultures. Local community members from ACA Joven group was very excited to join the night and interact with the contingent of foreigners since it is not usual for small cities to have international guests.