Interesting contribution on the concept of cooperatives in Germany.
„Cooperative – the simple explanation. The so-called „Genossenschaftsidee“ – the idea of cooperatives – will be presented as the first German proposal for the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in March 2015.“
A German version of the video one finds here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O10T7uRk6U. (Thanks to Walter Vogt, who send me the link.) Here ins an interesting article on cooperatives, in German language.