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15.11.2022

PRESS RELEASE –  On Monday, November 14, the European Commission unveiled the transition pathway for the ‘proximity and social economy’ ecosystem. The launch event took place on Monday evening and gathered many stakeholders as well as Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton. The Commissioner unveiled the long-awaited document and reminded the...

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25.10.2022

At the end of last month, Cooperatives Europe responded to the public consultation on developing an enabling environment for the social economy. This consultation aimed at gathering evidence from social economy organisations and relevant stakeholders for an upcoming Council Recommendation. Announced as a key measure in the Social Economy...

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25.10.2022

Cooperatives Europe’s response to a European Commission consultation for a proposal for a Council Recommendation “Social economy – developing framework conditions”, which aims to help Member States better adapt their policies and laws to the specific needs of the social economy, in all relevant fields. It was announced in the...

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12.10.2022

On Monday 10 October, our President Susanne Westhausen and director Agnès Mathis had the opportunity to meet with Nicolas Schmit, EU commissioner on jobs and social rights. This meeting was an occasion to exchange with the Commissioner about Cooperatives Europe’s members’ actions on sustainable development and resilience in the...

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14.09.2022

This morning, on 14 September, Ursula von der Leyen delivered her third state of the Union to the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In her speech, the President of the European Commission took stock of the achievements of the past year and presented the priorities for the...

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12.07.2022

On July 1st, 2022, Czechia took on the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU for 6 months. Under the slogan “rethink, rebuild, repower”, the Czech programme details the 5 main challenges it will tackle until the end of the year: solidarity with Ukraine, energy security, Europe’s defence, economic resilience...

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06.07.2022

Today the report by the EP Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) was adopted in plenary by the European Parliament in Strasbourg.  The report incorporates suggestions and recommendations for a more ambitious implementation of the Social Economy Action Plan proposed by Cooperatives Europe earlier this year. We would...

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05.05.2022

  What? A participatory workshop with testimonials and discussions hosted by ConcertES, UNIPSO, Cooperatives Europe, Social Good Accelerator at the conference on the social economy and the future of Europe. This conference, organised French Presidency of the Council of the EU, took place in Strasbourg. It was an opportunity to debate...

Publication

31.03.2022

Following the publication of the Commission’s Action Plan for Social Economy (SEAP) Cooperatives Europe provides comments through its European Union Coordination Committee.  Our position highlights the following priorities which should be addressed: The Commission must work on better defining social economy in order to build a common understanding across...
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15.11.2022

PRESS RELEASE –  On Monday, November 14, the European Commission unveiled the transition pathway for the ‘proximity and social economy’ ecosystem. The launch event took place on Monday evening and gathered many stakeholders as well as Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton. The Commissioner unveiled the long-awaited document and reminded the...

News

25.10.2022

At the end of last month, Cooperatives Europe responded to the public consultation on developing an enabling environment for the social economy. This consultation aimed at gathering evidence from social economy organisations and relevant stakeholders for an upcoming Council Recommendation. Announced as a key measure in the Social Economy...

Publication

25.10.2022

Cooperatives Europe’s response to a European Commission consultation for a proposal for a Council Recommendation “Social economy – developing framework conditions”, which aims to help Member States better adapt their policies and laws to the specific needs of the social economy, in all relevant fields. It was announced in the...
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