Platform Co-ops is an emergency online course that was created to support the rising ecosystem of cooperative digital labour platforms in response to the mass unemployment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This ad hoc entrepreneurship online course was created to help create platform cooperatives by introducing, incubating, and accelerating platform cooperatives.
One of the major goals of the course is to prepare learners to become cooperative platform entrepreneurs in the fast-growing gig economy. The course gives learners the opportunity to analyze and get involved with a generation of young leaders that is experimenting with innovative power-building strategies that are rooted in cooperative ownership of digital platforms.
As the local partners, Zuhura incubates the students guided by an established syllabus. Partners have full discretion to adapt the material in accordance with their capacity, also taking into consideration local specificities (co-op laws, needs, etc.).