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#Coops4dev will host the second Global Youth Forum (GYF21), this time in an online format.  The Global Youth Forum – Cooperative Entrepreneurship aims at bringing together young entrepreneurs and professionals from all around the world in order to offer them quality training sessions to improve their skills, knowledge, and motivation. The...

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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...



Members only Webinar: Discovering the cooperative knowledge base Coopedia and the benefits of its integration to members’ websites. 

Friday, September 4th

Cooperatives Europe is looking to finance the technical support of the installation of a cooperative ‘online library’ Coopedia for two of its members. Coopedia aims to...

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On 4th of July Cooperatives across the world will celebrate the 2020 International Day of Cooperatives. The 2020 International Cooperatives Day theme was chosen to support Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 on Climate Action. This event will focus on the contribution of cooperatives to combating climate change, one of the most severe challenges facing...



A virtual General Assembly will be held in Brussels on the 30th of June in the course of Tuesday morning.

It will be limited to the statutory business and gathering a limited number of delegates. The exact format of the virtual General Assembly and the working documents will be communicated...



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...


IMPORTANT: The 2020 General Assembly is POSTPONED 

Due to the current climate of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Cooperatives Europe General Assembly will not take place in the format we envisioned for it. 


Together with the Wales Co-operative Centre we have decided to postpone the conference until...


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...

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From the 21st until the 23rd of August, Cooperatives Europe attended the ICA-CCR European Research Conference 2019 in Berlin, Germany. For three days, this event brought together the most renowned scholars of cooperative studies. The team had the opportunity to present their latest pieces of work within the...



This 6th of July cooperators across the world come together to celebrate the United Nation’s International Day of Cooperatives. This year’s theme “Coops 4 decent work” puts forward cooperatives as people-centred enterprises characterised by democratic control that prioritise human development and social justice within the workplace.

On this occasion, Jean-Louis Bancel,...