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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,...



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...


 On 6th and 7th of June, Cooperatives Europe General Assembly took place in Strasbourg, France, with co-hosts Coop FR at the Le Vaisseau – Discovery Center of Science and Technology in Strasbourg. 

The conference “What Europe for tomorrow? The role of cooperatives” welcomed a strong presence of actors and partners...



On 7th of July join cooperatives worldwide in celebrating the International Day of Cooperatives. Cooperatives Europe would like to receive photos and videos of your #coopsday celebrations! Send us your submissisions here.

This year’s theme, selected by cooperators, is “Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services” with the (#CoopsDay)...



The 2018 European Development Days were held between 5-6 of June in Brussels where the Cooperatives Europe Development Platform (CEDP) members showcased a stand with its recent work, hosted guests from abroad and from other partner organisations as well as organized a brainstorming session on the role of cooperatives for...


 Cooperatives: key actors in Europe for a sustainable future

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The 2018 Cooperatives Europe General Assembly took place between 16-18th of May in Helsingor, Denmark. Hosted by Kooperationen focusing on the role of cooperatives for achieving the Sustainable...



The next General Assembly of the Young European Cooperators Network (YECN) will take place between 16th to 19th of May in Helsingør at Konventum (Denmark). 
This event will mix debates on societal issues, team work and statutory business. Registrations are now open and we ask you to register as...



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The next Young Cooperators Day will take place on 17 & 18 December in Bologna, Italy.  This is an open meeting to all European cooperators wishing to meet with other young cooperators from across Europe, meet the YECN network and discuss, debate and develop on cooperative challenges...


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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,...