EU2020: “Youth on the move”

Policy topic: 

How co-operatives help:

  • Increasing interest in the co-operative model of enterprise from young people;
  • Co-operative participation in Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (cross-border exchange);
  • There are co-operative universities supported by co-operative organizations, but globally education systems ‘ignore’ co-operatives.

How European institutions can help us:

  • The teaching of the co-operative model of enterprise could be encouraged at every level of education.
  • European mobility programmes involving enterprises could take into account the specificities of the co-operative business model.
  • Business support programmes such as the Enterprise Europe network could be adapted to a more diverse context of enterprise forms rather than the traditional forms of enterprises.