National Auditing Union of Workers"€™ Co-operatives (NAUWC) is a voluntary and 

self-governing organisation, which associates labour cooperatives and cooperative organisations in Poland.

It was established in Warsaw on 14th November 1991.
It has the status of a legal person and acts pursuant to the Cooperative Law of 16th September 1982, the amendment of this Law of 7th July and several other laws as well as on the basis of its own Articles of Association.

  • NAUWC is a signatory of the main self-governing body of the Polish cooperative movement - the National Cooperative Council, in which it has 13% of seats and the following positions: Vice-President of the Management Board, Chairman of the Auditing Commission and Vice-Chairman of the Auditing Commission and Economic and Legal Commission.
  • NAUWC is a member of the International Co-operative Alliance - (ICA); the International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers' Cooperatives - (CICOPA); and of the European Confederation of Workers' Co-operatives, Social Co-operatives and Social and Participative Enterprises -(CECOP). The President of the Management Board of the NAUWC is a member of the ICA Board, the CECOP Board and CICOPA Executive Committee.
  • NAUWC has received the highest cooperative decoration in Poland "For Cooperative Merits", awarded by the National Cooperative Council in 1999.
  • NAUWC awards especially meritorious cooperatives and their members with Honorary Distinctions "For Labour Cooperative Movement Merits" and "Person of Merits for Labour Cooperative Movement".
  • NAUWC has been publishing bimonthly "Information Bulletin of the National Auditing Union of Workers’ Co-operatives" since 1992. The Bulletin is directed to
    the self-government organs of workers’ cooperatives, inspectors and certified accountants/auditors of the workers’ cooperative movement, universities and
    scientific & research institutions which study the cooperative movement issues.
  • NAUWC cooperates with numerous Polish and foreign scientific, cultural, and educational institutions, including the following:
  1. Higher School of Management and Banking in Cracow, Main School of Trade in Warsaw, about a dozen non-public higher education institutions and the Basque University of Mondragon.
  2. The Cooperative Research Institute in Warsaw and the Polish Cooperative Movement Museum in Warsaw.
  3. The Song and Dance Group of Lower Silesia "Wroclaw" in Wroclaw and the Song and Dance Group "Krakowiacy" in Cracow.



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