“Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen. The Power of an Idea” – the documentary film about Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, social reformer and one of the founders of the cooperative idea in Germany, is now available… more

On March 30, 1968, IRU – International Raiffeisen Union is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It was founded on the occasion of the 150th birthday of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen in 1968 as an international platform… more

Now available in English: Information about the major campaign for the Raiffeisen Anniversary Year 2018 in Germany. You can find them here.

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27 + 28 September 2018

XIVth IRU General Meeting + International Jubilee Event

IRU meets ICNW in Kulala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia: From 14-17 November 2017, the Internatioanl Co-operative Allaince (ICA) invited its members to the Global Conference and General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur. On this occasion, IRU Sectetary General Andreas Kappes met Dr. Nandini Azad, President of the Indian Cooperative Network for Women (ICNW) and Special Appointee Gender to the Board of IRU. Mr.…

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Dr. Ariel Guarco elected as ICA President

Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia: The General Assembly of the ICA International Cooperative Alliance elected Dr. Ariel Guarco from Argentina as its new president for the period 2017-2021 in Kuala Lumpur on 17 November 2017. Andreas Kappes, Secretary General of IRU – International Raiffeisen Union and Head of Department International Relations of DGRV (German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Association)…

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IRU Secretary General meets CEO of KUSCCO in Kenya

Nairobi: In June 2017, Andreas Kappes, Secretary General of IRU – International Raiffeisen Union and Head of the Department International Affairs at DGRV met KUSCCO’s CEO George Ototo in Kenya. DGRV (German Cooperative Raiffeisen Association) is currently expanding its project activities in Eastern Africa. KUSCCO (Kenya Union of Savings & Credit Co-operatives Ltd.) is not…

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Scientific Symposium: “RAIFFEISEN 2018: Economic Innovation – Social Orientation”

On June 30 and July 1st, 2017, the Raiffeisen Symposium at Schloss Montabaur, the Academy of German Cooperatives (ADG), explored the co-operative idea of ​​Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen. The approximately 80 participants and academics discussed the economic innovation and social orientation of the cooperative idea and the relevance of cooperatives to present times. The guests were…

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