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Throughout 2021, the ICA will feature 25 cooperators under the age of 25, to tell the world what the cooperative identity means to them. The stories will use real-life examples to inspire and vividly show the cooperative difference.
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Get to know the #coopyouth Replication Project winners

#coopyouth Replication Project winners announced

Promoting youth in the cooperative movement

Do you also think youth are a key actor of change? Help us make the #coopyouth Network Action Plan a success!

Join our online forum!

We invite you to join the new #coopyouth network discussion forum! Post your questions, learn from each other, and discuss together.
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Welcome to ICA's Youth Network

The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) formed the Youth Network in 2003 to give advice, help and representation to the cooperative youth movement. Its members and adherents are young people from all nationalities, who are working together to build more just and equitable societies.

Regional Youth Committees & Networks

There are four Regional Youth Committees and Networks.

Join the Youth Network

We are a group of young people around the world working together for a better world. 


The ICA Youth Network is here to:


We represent youth who are interested in cooperatives and cooperation.


We connect youth by creating spaces for reflection, discussion and training.


We advise youth by facilitating opportunities to promote time and space for reflection, discussion, exchange, research and training.


20 Apr 2022

Following the Youth Presidency elections that finished…

16 Dec 2021

Over 50 young people from 13 different countries met in…

ICA GA Youth Committee
27 Jul 2021

The ICA General Assembly on 29 June 2021 approved the…

#coopyouth network discussion forum

We have created a forum for the #coopyouth network to be connected, built on open source software.

Post your questions, learn from each other, and let's discuss together!

#coopyouth Social media feed


Upcoming Youth Network Events

Youth Network Publications