Coopedia Knowledge Base
= "a collaborative search engine listing resources (guides, articles, videos, books and more) on cooperative entrepreneurship".
"On the 8th of September Cooperatives Europe, as an activity under the ICA-EU Partnership (Coops4dev), released the Coopedia Knowledge Base – a collaborative search engine listing resources (guides, articles, videos, books and more) on cooperative entrepreneurship.
Developed with cooperators in mind, Coopedia aims to gather the cooperative movement behind its collaborative aspect, giving cooperative experts the opportunity to reference their own resources and build a ‘one-stop shop’ for cooperative knowledge that may typically be scattered around different websites.
The Knowledge Base is available at coopedia.starter.coop
Coopedia will be particularly relevant to young entrepreneurs setting up new cooperative businesses worldwide, as well as students and researchers wanting to know more about the cooperative business model and its added value. Resources may be found on many topics related to cooperative entrepreneurship and the quality and relevance of the content are guaranteed through peer-review among cooperative experts. The resources may be filtered by topic, type and language
The innovative software is based on Startin’blox technology – a freely available, modular and easy-to-use tool to build decentralised applications. As an open-source software, its code can be used and modified by anyone, following the fifth cooperative principle (education, training and information).
Cooperatives and cooperative umbrella organisations are particularly encouraged to implement their version of the Knowledge Base on their respective websites, where all referenced resources will be available alongside user’s own generated modules, for example restricted areas or chat boxes." (https://coopseurope.coop/resources/news/coopedia-knowledge-base-launched?)