Universities, research centers, specialized companies, banks, institutions, cooperative housing societies, researchers and specialists in Egypt and all countries of the world; all are invited to participate in events of the conference.

Lectures and Workshops

The conference program includes seminars, lectures and workshops that cover the latest achievements in cooperative housing fields. Each participating body will be granted one-hour seminar for presentation and interactive discussion equally. Those interested in participation are invited to submit recap for their presentations accompanied with their personal information, addresses and e-mails before the 8th of September 2016.


Main topics

Topic 1: Concepts and Methodologies of Integrated Cooperative systems

  1. Integrated cooperatives: theoretical approaches practices and contributions .
  2. Models of integrated cooperatives.
  3. Recent terminologies and concepts in the field of cooperatives.
  4. Innovative approaches to promote integrated cooperatives.

Topic 2: Institutional Framework for Integrated Policies and strategies for promoting integrated cooperatives.

  1. Role of the State in promoting cooperative integration.
  2. Managing integrated cooperatives and  their institutional setup.

Topic 3: Development of Institutions and Financing Systems

  1. International experiences in financing integrated cooperative projects.
  2. Means and mechanisms for activating integration between cooperative housing and other cooperative activities.
  3. Role of banks and mortgage institutions in financing cooperative projects.
  4. Financing  cooperative projects  through small loans by local banks.

Topic 4: Development of Legislative Frameworks for the Establishment, Organization, Support and Control of  integrated Cooperative 

  1. International experience in Legal regulation of integrated cooperatives.
  2. Legislative protection of cooperative activities (experience and prospects)
  3. Cooperatives' principles within  different constitutions, and laws.

Topic 5: Community Motivation and capacity building for Successful Integrated Cooperatives

  1. Utilizing and building upon traditional cooperative methods to develop integrated cooperative  communities.
  2. Community participation through all phases of cooperative housing projects.
  3. International and local experiences to initiate community participation in the development of cooperative projects

Topic 6:  Sustainability for Integrated Cooperative Communities

  1. Quality of life indicators in communities
  2. Sustainable and Ecological bases to be considered in projects cooperative  .
  3. New and renewable energy in cooperative housing projects.
  4. Sustainable transportation in integrated cooperative communities.
  5. Applications of green building principles for cooperative urban communities.
  6. Biodiversity in integrated cooperative communities' development.





English and Arabic are the official conference languages.





Due to the request of some of the researchers involved, research and academic
authorities decided to extend the date of receipt of the summaries of research until 13.10.2016






Deadline for receiving abstracts 




Deadline for approving abstracts 




Deadline for receiving the whole papers 

October 27



Notification of approving papers 

November 10



Deadline for submitting papers(after modification) 

November 30





Best Research Award

EGP 50000 will be rewarded by the General Authority for Construction and Housing Cooperatives for the best research which explains and evaluates a successful housing model project. Such model project should indicate the elements of the integrated cooperative. Moreover, the research should define the institutional, legislative and financing framework of the project as well as conditions, environment, etc. that contribute to its success. As such, the project can be viewed as a leading model that can be applied for other social conditions and environments


Travel and Tours

Upon request,  participants will be assisted in hotel booking and reception at Cairo International Airport.

Any willing participant may  contact the travel agent or the Egyptian embassy in his/her country to obtain visa well ahead of the conference.

As well, the conference organizing committee will arrange for cultural and entertainment evenings of the conference. The committee will also organize some touristic programs at special prices for participants who wish to spend the New Year's holiday in archeological and coastal areas.

For more information in this regard, please visit the conference website.


Accompanying Exhibition

All companies, banks, competent institutions, cooperative housing societies are invited to display their latest technologies and projects in the accompanying exhibition. The required spaces will be allocated as per needs of each exhibitor. Those who wish to participate may complete and submit the Registration Form before 22/09/2016


Registration Fees

First: Conference and Seminars:

  1. Fees for research participants:
    1. EGP 950 for Egyptians
    2. USD 450 for non-Egyptians
  2. Fees for attending participants:
    1. EGP 1200 for Egyptians
    2. USD 600 for non-Egyptians

Registration fees include costs of attending events of the conference such as scientific sessions, seminars, lectures, workshops, portfolio, snacks, and lunch for 3 days.

A discount of 20% will be granted to research institutions, government authorities and universities, provided that each entity should be represented by 3 participants at least.


Second: Exhibition:

  • The exhibition space is limited and exhibitors will be accepted as per priority of registration and submitted topic.
  • Exhibition fees are EGP 15000 for a 10m2 pavilion for three days.


Third: Payment Method:

Fees may be paid in cash or via payable check in the name of the General Authority for Construction and Housing Cooperatives before 05/10/2016


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