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1 1 Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta European Hero

2 2 Index His Life. His Life. Why should be Arizmendi the European Hero? Why should be Arizmendi the European Hero?

3 3 His life  He was born in Biscay, in  He was with the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.  He was assigned to a parish in Arrasate-Mondragon in 1941 after being in prison.  He set up the Polytechnic School, now Mondragon Eskola Politeknikoa. now Mondragon Eskola Politeknikoa.  In 1956, five young people from this school established the first production initiative of what today is MCC: ULGOR.  He died in 1976.

4 4 M.C.C. M.C.C.MONDRAGON CO-OPERATIVE CORPORATION CO-OPERATIVE CORPORATION  In 1959 a credit co-operative, the Caja Laboral Popular-Euskadiko Kutxa( a co-operative bank), was founded  The following years saw the birth of a large number of co- operatives. It was during this period that Fagor Electronica, Fagor Ederlan and Danobat (among others) were set up.  During the seventies, a number of new co-operatives were set up. Much progress was also made in the field of research and development.

5 5  The eighties were mainly characterised by the development of the Mondragon Co-operative Corporation (MCC) in response to the challenge posed by the creation of the European Economic Community and the globalisation of the economy.  During the nineteen nineties, prompted by MCC, the University of Mondragon was set up as a private university aimed at satisfying the needs of local companies.  Currently, MCC has over 60 industrial plants abroad.  Today, half a century after its foundation, the Mondragon Co- operative Corporation is the largest business corporation in the Basque Country and the seventh largest in Spain.

6 6 What did he “create”?

7 7 ULMA Construction has direct presence on the five continents. EUROPE Czech Republic France Germany Italy Kazahstan Poland Portugal Romania Russia Slovakia Spain Ukraine AMERICA Argentina Brazil Canada Chile Mexico Peru USA ASIA-AFRICA-OCEANIA India P.R. China Singapore UAE

8 8 Caja Laboral-Euskadiko Kutxa Bank Lagun Aro: Insurance and Healthcare Company

9 9 Eroski is a Basque supermarket chain with nearly 1,000 outlets, including 40 with petrol stations), and 473 smaller outlets, including 2 petrol stations), 219 'Eroski City' outlets and 234 Eroski Travel Agencies.

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11 11 MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA was created in It is a cooperative university, which belongs to the MCC Cooperate Corporation. MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA has around MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA has around 4,000 students and offers a total of 22 degree courses. University of Mondragon Well known Basque chefs give backing to new Gastronomic Sciences degree Humanities and Education Business Studies Faculty of Engineering

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13 13 Why should be Arizmendi the European Hero?  He boosted cooperativeness. He spread the idea of being employer and employee at the same time.  Mondragon corporation is owned by their worker-members and power is based on the principle of one person, one vote.  MCC is the world leader in the co-operative movement.

14 14 We hope you have enjoyed our presentation TEA M 1

15 15 Ander BeristainAnder Beristain Nerea BernardoNerea Bernardo Joseba EtxanizJoseba Etxaniz Brian GerritsBrian Gerrits Willem ReumkensWillem Reumkens Tim WetzelsTim Wetzels


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