SWITZERLAND - What makes Switzerland surprisingly different, that organic, regional products, fair trade and eco-labels score the highest here? Who really knows how to put the Swiss on the track of a sustainable economy?

And a bank where the money of 5.6 million customers is safe, which is profitable, which puts its savings into the real economy, has more than 5,000 voluntary directors and makes cooperative businesses really feel at home? Is that possible?

Is such a thing possible? That employees are in charge of their own businesses? And that they are able to create, and even keep, 80,000 jobs in a crisis-hit economy?

Dirk Barrez

Dirk Barrez (1956) is author and editor-in-chief of PALA.be.
€ 4.000 allocated on 29/05/2013.
Fonds Pascal Decroos


  • Title: Coöperaties (Cooperatives)
  • Subtitle: Hoe heroveren we de economie? (How to reclaim the economy?) 
  • Author: Dirk Barrez
  • Year: 2014
  • Pages: 192
  • Price: € 14,90
  • Editor: PALA.be | Global Society vzw
  • ISBN: 978 90 8180 341 0