The Society for Co-operative Studies of Ireland is a member based organisation (SCSI), established in 1991, to increase awareness of co-operatives. It has a membership of over 100 individuals including co-operative practitioners, community activists and academics.
Each individual member of a co-operative society works with that interest which is inseparable from the new position he enjoys. Each has an interest in the other.
“Founded on the principles of private initiative, entrepreneurship and self-employment, Underpinned by the values of democracy, equality, and solidarity, the co-operative movement can help pave the way to a more just and inclusive economic order.”
Co-operative enterprises provide the organizational means whereby a significant proportion of humanity is able to take into its own hands the tasks of creating productive employment, overcoming poverty and achieving social integration.