As Advocacy Coordinator at CICOPA and CECOP, respectively the International and the European organisations for worker cooperatives active in the field of industry and services, Mila Shamku is responsible for international and EU policy affairs. 

Previously, she worked in the youth wing of the Party of European Socialists and in the European Committee of the Regions.

Her fields of interest are democracy at work, youth, and politics. She holds a double Master’s degree in Public Policy Analysis and Local Governments’ Management from Sciences Po Grenoble (France) and the University of Turin (Italy).

She is based in Brussels (because it’s like Paris but better).

At the GYF20, I exchanged with so many young people from all over the world on what work means for them and how worker cooperatives can truly be a tool for emancipation; it was reinvigorating and refreshing! Worker ownership and control are concrete tools in the hands of young people for the bettering of their employment conditions and access to entrepreneurship. Organising democracy at the workplace is a game changer for worker-members and helps to improve the quality of our democracies in the pulic sphere.

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