Wereld COOP

 An initiative aimed at promoting Fair Trade and the social economy, Wereldcafé COOP opened its doors on 1 October 2004 in the Bondgenotenlaan in Leuven.

The café serves about 150 people a day in a child-friendly environment and offers its customers a range of social economy and Fair Trade products, including regional beers. Thousands of local people have discovered these products through information and tasting sessions, as well as other events such as performances and concerts.

Wereldcafé’s activities are not subsidised. Profits are as yet modest and are partly reinvested in the social economy of Ethiopia.