“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.
On 7th and 8th of June, Cooperatives Europe and its Development Platform (CEDP) participated in the European Development Days (EDDs) 2017 – an annual forum on development and international cooperation organised by the European Commission.This year, the event’s overarching theme was inclusive growth and decent jobs, with a focus on women and youth, which provided a great opportunity for Cooperatives Europe to showcase the added value of the cooperative model in international development.
On 27th of April, Jean Louis Bancel was unanimously elected as the new President of Cooperatives Europe in Malta during the 2017 General Assembly hosted by Koperattivi Malta.
Jean Louis Bancel currently holds the post of President at Coop FR, the French national cooperative apex organisation, and is President of Crédit Coopératif (French Cooperative bank). He has been part of the cooperative and mutual movement for 20 years and brings a significant international experience to his mandate as a current member of the ICA Board.
Thu, 27/04/2017 - 8:30am to Fri, 28/04/2017 - 3:30pm
On 27th and 28th of April the Young European Cooperators Network (YECN) held a General Assembly in Malta, parallel to the GA of Cooperatives Europe. The meeting was an opportunity for the 20 young people from 9 European countries to share projects and initiatives that have emerged from collaboration between members.
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.