Cooperatives as an essential part of a green transition (podcast listening event)
May 20, 2022 at 14:00 - 15:30

Cooperatives as an essential part of a green transition (podcast listening event)

by Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke Aarhus

Curious about what a cooperative actually is?
Wonder what kind of role cooperatives could play in transitioning our economies to be more green and socially-just?

Then come to our listening event on Friday the 20th of May!
In the podcast we’ll be listening to, Elise and Adam interview cooperative expert and co-author of ‘Kooperativ Håndbog’ Jacob Rask on the essential questions about cooperatives. The interview delves into topics like equality, democracy in ownership and control, capitalism, societal welfare and community needs, green transition, and more!
We will have a short, casual discussion at the end of the interview for whoever is interested.

If you can’t make it to the listening event, don’t worry! You have the chance of meeting Jacob Rask in person at his talk on Saturday, 21st of May at 18:00. There we will have the chance to listen to his presentation and have an insightful Q&A session.
Jacob Rask is the co-author of The Cooperative Handbook (‘Kooperativ Håndbog’), the first and only complete guide to starting a cooperative in Denmark.
Jacob also works in transformative adult education, creating learning and training opportunities for young people who want a sustainable and just society. He is formally educated in Environmental Science (Roskilde University) and Economics (Schumacher College, Plymouth University). He is also a talented illustrator and uses his drawings to communicate complicated topics, like the climate crisis.

This listening event 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