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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,...

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The general assembly and global conference of the International Co-operative Alliance brings together Alliance members and the global co-operative community for three intense days of connecting, learning and setting out the course for the co-operative in the years ahead. 

Hosted by Angkasa cooperative in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the event is...


On November 7th, Cooperatives Europe, together with MEP Nicola Danti, the European Parliament Rapporteur on the collaborative economy, hosted an event titled “A cooperative vision for the collaborative economy” at the European Parliament.

The collaborative economy, empowered by peer-to-peer exchanges and digital technologies, presents a new opportunity for cooperatives to...


“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...



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...


On 27th and 28th of April, Cooperatives Europe held its annual General Assembly in Malta, hosted by Koperattivi Malta, bringing together cooperators from 20 European countries.

The event gathered high-profile speakers such as Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta as well as Christian Cardona, Minister of Economy, Investment and Small...

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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...



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...



Join Cooperatives Europe at the International Summit of Cooperatives as well as at the pre-summit activities! 

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The International Summit of Cooperatives is the world’s leading event for business development in the cooperative and mutual community.  By demonstrating that cooperatives are one answer to the major socioeconomic issues of...

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On 15 and 16 June, Cooperatives Europe and its Cooperatives Europe Development Platform (CEDP) participated in the European Development Days (EDD) 2016 – an annual forum on development and international cooperation organised by the European Commission. Featured under the theme “Prosperity – Trade, growth and sustainable development”, the stand...

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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...