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This year’s Cooperatives Europe General Assembly will take place in Brussels on April 20. Online registrations are open from March 7 – April 15.

Working languages: English, French, Russian.

Draft programme

09.30 – 10.00h        Registration of participants

10.00 – 11.15h        Opening Ceremony – ...

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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...

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On October 22, we will co-organise the event Coop Break – Light my fire – The energy transition, an opportunity for cooperative energy-production together with Cera-Group and Coopburo.





11.00 a.m. Arrival with coffee
11.30 a.m. Welcome and introduction by Franky Depickere, Chairman of the International Raiffeisen Union (IRU)...


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! Giovani Impreditori Cooperativi...

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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...

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On June 15-16, Cooperatives Europe will be participating in several events within the framework of the Expo in Milan.

June 15 | Cooperatives Europe will speak at the conference Feeding the Planet Post-2015. Decent job, Youth, Gender equality organised by Coopermondo in partnership with Cooperatives Europe (see the programme below)....

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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...

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Cooperative businesses and organisations from around Europe will meet in Paris to debate, exchange and develop new ways of enhancing the cooperative business model in Europe. This year members of Cooperatives Europe will have the chance to organise meetings and be part of the event programme. 

Visit the event website.

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This is the first and funding meeting of the European network of young cooperators. The event is organised by OOP! Confcooperative, Generazioni Legacoop, Solidarité Etudiante and AltGen in the framework of Cooperatives Europe 2015 General Assembly


Draft programme

10.00-10.30 | Introduction What brought young cooperators from all over...

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The event aims at bringing together Greek cooperatives and government representatives in order to develop priority subjects for a political conference that will support the work on cooperative development and the set up of a new cooperative legislation in Greece. The workshop will also serve as a liaison of the...

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On January 28th, the event ‘Business for Development: Perspectives from Cooperative World’ will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels. During the event, the new online development platform will be presented to the audience and there will be an open exchange with invited stakeholders about the role of cooperatives...


Co-organised by Cooperatives Europe and the European Youth Forum, this event aims at gathering cooperative experts, practitioners, policy and decision makers, representatives of youth organisations and young people to exchange on how the cooperative model can support young people and youth organisations. The specific objectives of the event include:...