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Power to the people – how cooperatives are shaping a new energy market

Explore how cooperatives are creating a new future for the energy market in Europe, with experts from the renewable energy revolution in Germany, cooperative energy supply in the UK and energy efficiency in housing across Europe. They...


Cooperative enterprises put forward a decentralized energy system as a better solution for today’s energy challenges. To bring this discussion to a wider audience, Cooperatives Europe will host a film screening: “The fourth revolution”. This will take place at the fringe festival. The movie will be followed by a discussion...


On the occasion of 2012, declared by the UN as the International Year of Cooperatives the Cyprus National Committee for this event invites you to the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives Conference in Cyprus. The Conference, which is organized in cooperation with Cooperatives Europe, will take place at the International...


Cooperatives Europe, COSV Montenegro, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro, and the Union of Cooperatives of Montenegro are hosting a multi-level Balkan Cooperative Conference – The Case for Gateway Cooperatives in Montenegro and the Balkans: Reflections and Discussions. This event serves as a culminating event for the...


Power to the People: Can citizens lead Europe’s future energy strategy?

As people increasingly question whether our traditional model of centralised energy supply is still the best solution for Europe, we host a debate to explore just how different the future may look.

Bringing together two diverse panels of experts...



As part of our 2012 international year activities we are delighted to invite you to attend the Young Co-operative Leaders Forum in Bulgaria on 14 and 15 June 2012. The forum is co-organised by Cooperatives Europe, CCU and Euro Coop and intends to be a beginning for closer...



The conference will discuss and present what are housing coops and how they can answer future challenges. Cooperative housing represents an important part of the housing market in many countries in Europe. For instance, housing cooperatives manage over 3.5 million dwellings in Poland (about 27% of the total housing stock...


This event will gather academics, researchers, policy makers, representatives of co-operative banks and relevant stakeholders to share their thoughts, reflections and exchange views on their expectations for the future.

  • How is the crisis changing the banking landscape?
  • Why are co-operative banks different from the other banks?
  • How can they contribute...


European Economic and Social Committee (99 rue Belliard – 1040 Brussels – Room JDE 63). Active interpretation will be provided in English, French and Italian. Registration is compulsory. For more information, please contact Helen Robinson at the CECOP secretariat (

This conference will be an opportunity to...


The United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/64/136 encourages all member States, the United Nations and all relevant stakeholders to take advantage of the IYC to establish policies, laws and regulations conducive to the formation, growth and stability of co-operatives.

At European level the International Year will reach its climax with...


This conference will highlight how co-operative enterprises are a perfect fit with Europe 2020, the growth strategy of the EU for the coming decade.

EU 2020 aims for a “sustainable economy, putting people and responsibility first with a sustained fight against exclusion and a transition to a green economy”. Co-operatives...


Cooperatives Europe annual General Assembly is held this year before the European conference which is opening the co-operative week.