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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. 

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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:...


On 5th November, Cooperation between Latin America & Europe: Contributions to an inclusive & sustainable development seminar will take place in Cartagena, Colombia. It is an event organised by Cooperatives Europe & Cooperatives of the Americas within the Cooperative Summit of the Americas.

Our seminar is free of charge but has limited capacity...



Cooperatives Europe joins the global cooperative movement in the celebrations of the International Cooperative Day. This year’s theme for the International Cooperative Day is “Cooperative enterprises achieve sustainable development for all”.

Concern for the community is one of the cooperative movement’s founding values and, as such, the need to sustainably...

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On 26th June, the conference ‘Decentralised energy systems: engaging citizens in Europe’s energy future’ within 2014 EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is taking place in Brussels organised by Cooperatives Europe, REScoop.EU, Housing Europe (CECODHAS), Euro Coop, Friends of the Earth and Climate Alliance. The aim of this event is to show for the newly...

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You can already register for 2014 Cooperatives Europe General Assembly which will take place in Warsaw on April 3-4. Cooperative businesses and organisations from around Europe will meet in Warsaw to debate, exchange and develop new ways of enhancing the cooperative business model for a prosperous and equitable Europe. The event...


On October 31st, ‘Growing Cooperatives Globally – Cooperative Contributions to International Development’ meeting will take place in Cape Town, South Africa. This meeting is framed as part of the activities within the Cooperatives Europe Development Platform (CEDP) and is organised in collaboration with ICA Africa. The main focus of this event...


On 26 June, Cooperatives Europe and Rescoop will organise ‘Big energy: small energy? The role of cooperation for EU’s energy transition’ high-level policy conference. This event will take place at the European Commission within the European Sustainable Energy week (EUSEW). The day before, on 25th June,...