Can democratic businesses transform your local community? talk by Demokratisk Erhverv
May 20, 2022 at 17:00 - 19:00

Can democratic businesses transform your local community? talk by Demokratisk Erhverv

by Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke Aarhus

How could more democratic businesses transform the way we organize ourselves in our local communities?

This talk by Magnus Skovrind Pedersen, the director of Tænketanken Demokratisk Erhverv (The Research Institute for Democratic Businesses), will explore this question.

Magnus’ presentation will focus on the think tank's work and explain how the promotion of democratic forms of business can be good for both the business community, the local community, as well as the individual employee and citizen.
Democratic companies are unique in that they have a broad and inclusive ownership structure and democratic control of the decision-making processes, based on the principle of "one member, one vote".
The presentation will explain this in greater detail, and include concrete suggestions as to how local politicians, citizens, activists and communities can support the democratic business agenda and, thereby, be active co-creators of a more democratic business community.

Magnus Skovrind Pedersen is the director of Tænketanken Demokratisk Erhverv (The research Institute for Democratic Businesses), which works to promote and unite democratic companies in Denmark.
Demokratiske Erhverv conducts research and makes recommendations based on their analyses. The think tank works especially for the ownership and control among employees, consumers, producers or companies that are closely linked to the company's operations or purposes. The think tank is created by member organizations, all of which are democratic companies. The members and the board set the overall direction for the think tank's work.

This workshop is part of Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke Aarhus’ second annual Cooperative Festival ( Throughout this festival, we hope to bring the concept of cooperatives back to common knowledge and public debate, as well as provide practical tools to get your own ideas for cooperatives up and running.


Café Mellemfolk
Mejlgade 53
8000 Aarhus