WELCOME TO MONDRAGON. Visit us and learn about the Cooperative Experience.
An experience that leaves it´s mark
At MONDRAGON, we welcome people from all over the world who want to learn about the MONDRAGON Cooperative Experience.
Your host throughout your stay will be a member of the Cooperative Outreach team, who will explain MONDRAGON’s story and its current situation, as well as answer your questions.
Visits are at Otalora, MONDRAGON’s Management and Cooperative Development Centre, located in the town of Aretxabaleta, in the neighborhood of Aozaraza.
Visitors are kindly requested to fulfil the following requirements:
- Be at least 18 years old (applicable to all visitors).
- You are advised to arrive in plenty of time.
- You may take photos but not record video or audio.
- You may be sharing your visit with other people.
- You will need to have a car or arrange transport to get to Otalora
- Follow all the instructions given by security staff in the event of an emergency or evacuation.
Visits last approximately two hours and the charge is twenty euros per person.
The next visits are scheduled for June 21 and July 17 (all of them in English), at 10:30 a.m.
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WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT US?
There are many people who know us. Some of them have come to visit us. Here a few testimonies and feelings about the MONDRAGON Experience.
Bloomberg News. Jeannette Neumann“MONDRAGON: Maintaining Resilience through Cooperative Strategies”
Justine Esta Ellis, Alastair Colin-Jones and Ibon Zugasti, for the University of Oxford“MONDRAGON, An emblematic example of cooperative principles in action”
António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations.“Do capitalism in another way”
Mariana Mazzucato, economist“MONDRAGON teaches us how to compete through cooperation”
Yolanda Díaz, ministra de Trabajo“A model based on solidarity”
Joseph Stiglitz, Premio Nobel de Economía“The most important thing we have in Euskal Herria”
Juan Mari Arzak, Cocinero“It is an icon for the cooperative movement”
Pauline Green, ex presidenta la Alianza Cooperativa Internacional“MONDRAGON is an example of industrial democracy”
Noam Chomsky, lingüista americano, profesor del Instituto Tecnológico de MassachusettsHumanity at Work – MONDRAGON, a social innovation ecosystem case study
The Young FundationCo-ops in Spain’s Basque Region Soften Capitalism’s Rough Edge
New York Times“MONDRAGON represents a way of transforming reality through cooperation”
Laura Flanders, periodista americana, directora del programa “The Laura Flanders show”
Other voices, about MONDRAGON
Javier Andrés, Diputado General de Álava
Martín Garitano, Diputado General de Gipuzkoa
Pauline Green, Presidenta de la Alianza Cooperativa Internacional
Joaquín Almunia, Vicepresidente de la Comisión Europea
Marcos Peña, Presidente del Comité Económico y Social
Carlos García de Andoín, miembro del Equipo Gestor de la Causa de Beatificación de Arizmendiarrieta“The benefits are shared in a more equitable way”
Workplace democracy: The Mondragon Cooperatives“MONDRAGON a huge Basque Cooperative Group that is beating the crisis” 2012
AFP News Agency“Decisions are made by the workers”
Tom Hartman, n RTV News24 minutes in cooperative code
Zigor Ezpeleta, director Gestión Social de MONDRAGON