With the current generation of young Europeans facing the same issues of unemployment and social exclusion across the whole continent, the newly established Cooperatives Europe Youth Network looks to the cooperative model to seek solutions for the challenges of today’s youth.
On 20 and 21 May, Cooperatives Europe and its Network of Young Cooperators held two workshops in the framework of the European Youth Event 2016 (EYE2016), organised by the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.
The European Network of Young Cooperators is meeting for the third time. The event will take place on 18th and 19th April in Brussels, right before the General Assembly of Cooperatives Europe. The first day will be dedicated to statutory business, where the network will be incorporated in a formal organisation. On the second day working groups will meet to continue building the future of the network and raising its impact.
The activities of Cooperatives Europe Young Co-operators Network have started. The next meeting of the network will take place in Bologna and Milan on September 22-23 within the framework of Expo Milan. The Emilia Romagna Region in partnership with Alleanza delle Cooperative Italiane, Generazioni Legacoop Emilia-Romagna and OOP!
Director of Cooperatives Europe Klaus Niederländer will moderate the policy conference ‘Innovative partnerships between local authorities and citizens for energy efficiency investments’ within the EU Sustainable Energy Week.
The seminar aims at convincing local authorities and joining forces to develop both renewable energy projects at local level and re-invest part of these revenues into retrofitting of public buildings.
The event is co-organised by Cooperatives Europe, REScoop, Community Power, ICLEI, Climate Alliance, Housing Europe, Energy Cities and Euro Coop.
Mon, 15/06/2015 - 9:00am to Tue, 16/06/2015 - 6:00pm
To shape a society that can enhance the role of younger generations, their political and civic participation is of utmost importance. But youth participation in business is important too, and there might be an unexploited potential in there. With this workshop, we would like to raise awareness about business models based on people participation, in particular cooperatives. Three entrepreneurs will share their cooperative experience and discuss with the audience what participation means to them.