The Idea and Practice of Cooperatives are Intangible Cultural Heritage

On 11th May 2017, Minister of State Maria Böhmer handed over the UNESCO diploma in recognition of the “Idea and Practice of the Organization of common Interests in Cooperatives” as Intangible Cultural Heritage to the German Hermann-Schulze-Delitzsch-Gesellschaft e. V. and the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Raiffeisen-Gesellschaft e. V. The two organizations were decisively involved in the nomination of Germany…

Kick-off event for the Raiffeisen Year 2018

On 30th March 2018, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen’s birthday will be celebrated for the 200th time. Just one year before, representatives from industry, politics and society met at Neuwied for a “Jour fixe with Raiffeisen” in preparation for the anniversary year.   “Raiffeisen. Great idea!” –  Under this motto, the cooperative world started the Raiffeisen Year…