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As we approach the conclusion of the SE4Ces project, under the Erasmus+ program, we cordially invite you to the conference “From Blueprint to Reality: Educating the Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs’” on January 29, 2024, at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. In the framework of...




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...

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The 2021 edition of the Civil Society Days sparked a debate on the essential components of a Sustainable Recovery for the Future of Europe’s citizens. This fully virtual edition was made up of 8 interactive workshops as well as a  closing session presenting the  main outcomes. Cooperatives Europe, together with...



Cooperatives contribute to entrepreneurship, job creation, providing access to finance, ensuring inclusive and gender-balanced green growth, and stimulating the economic and social progress at a community level.

Despite their economic and societal importance, cooperatives are underrepresented in the university curricula.

The lack of cooperative entrepreneurship education is precisely the...

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Cooperatives Europe is inviting, members, partners, entrepreneurs, experts,, students, researchers and all interested in cooperative entrepreneurship as well as the open source movement to discover the Coopedia Knowledge Base – a collaborative online library. The public webinar will take place on 14th of October at 3 PM and...



Building a sustainable future for the European citizens?
The European Civil Society Days 2020 will take place on 22nd and 23rd of April in Brussels. The conference will take place shortly before the kick-off of the Conference on the Future of Europe scheduled for 9 May 2020. At a time...


The International Co-operative Alliance’s Global Conference ‘Cooperatives for Development’ took place between 14th and 17th of October in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference saw a participation of high-level international development participants such as Vandana Shiva as keynote speaker.  The conference highlighted the importance of partnerships across cooperative sectors as well...



On 18th and 19th of June, Cooperatives Europe participated in the European Development Days at Tour & Taxis, in Brussels. This major gathering of international development actors in Europe brought together over 8000 participants under the theme “Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind.” Cooperatives...


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Registrations for day 1 are closed. Please contact us if you want to be on waiting list. A few seats are remaining for day 2.

Over the next 40 years the proportion of the population above the age of 65 in the European Union will almost double,...


“TransfertoCOOPS: Business transfers into worker cooperatives in Europe” conference took place in Brussels on 11th of September, gathering cooperative experts, business associations as well as representatives from the European Institutions.

As TransfertoCOOPS project, co-funded by the European Union, is coming to an end, the conference sought to present the project...