and the international association of cooperative lawyers
organize an international conference on cooperative law on the topic:
"The evolution of cooperative law in the era of globalization in the countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and other countries of the world"
2-3 April 2020
The purpose of the conference
Cooperative law is broadly defined as the set of legal rules, which stipulate the way cooperatives are organized, including the legal norms from other fields of law that are applicable to cooperatives and shape their profile and operation. Cooperative law is to safeguard the particular identity of cooperatives, which differentiates them from other types of enterprises and whose characteristics might be a comparative advantage for sustainable development.
In the era of globalisation, in which the pre-existing barriers of time and space in production and distribution are eliminated, not least with the introduction of new technologies (digitalization), the abovementioned objective of cooperative law seems to be challenged, leading at times to an isomorphism of all types of enterprises or/and to an overregulation of the cooperative model in an attempt to maintain a balance between the cooperative identity and cooperative competitiveness.
Based on the above- but not limited to it- the conference is to bring together academics, practitioners and legal scholars to reflect upon the way cooperative law evolves under the current context in Eastern European, Central Asian and other countries of the world, aiming to cover a wide range of topics including