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15.11.2022

PRESS RELEASE –  On Monday, November 14, the European Commission unveiled the transition pathway for the ‘proximity and social economy’ ecosystem. The launch event took place on Monday evening and gathered many stakeholders as well as Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton. The Commissioner unveiled the long-awaited document and reminded the...

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25.10.2022

At the end of last month, Cooperatives Europe responded to the public consultation on developing an enabling environment for the social economy. This consultation aimed at gathering evidence from social economy organisations and relevant stakeholders for an upcoming Council Recommendation. Announced as a key measure in the Social Economy...

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12.10.2022

On Monday 10 October, our President Susanne Westhausen and director Agnès Mathis had the opportunity to meet with Nicolas Schmit, EU commissioner on jobs and social rights. This meeting was an occasion to exchange with the Commissioner about Cooperatives Europe’s members’ actions on sustainable development and resilience in the...

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14.09.2022

This morning, on 14 September, Ursula von der Leyen delivered her third state of the Union to the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In her speech, the President of the European Commission took stock of the achievements of the past year and presented the priorities for the...

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12.07.2022

On July 1st, 2022, Czechia took on the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU for 6 months. Under the slogan “rethink, rebuild, repower”, the Czech programme details the 5 main challenges it will tackle until the end of the year: solidarity with Ukraine, energy security, Europe’s defence, economic resilience...

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06.07.2022

Today the report by the EP Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) was adopted in plenary by the European Parliament in Strasbourg.  The report incorporates suggestions and recommendations for a more ambitious implementation of the Social Economy Action Plan proposed by Cooperatives Europe earlier this year. We would...
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10.12.2021

On Thursday, December 9, the European Commission unveiled its much-anticipated Action Plan on Social Economy (SEAP)   The Action Plan aims at creating a favourable ecosystem for social economy actors in Europe to thrive. It proposes key measures on accessing finance, visibility, regulatory frameworks and is organised around three main...
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05.05.2021

Today, the European Commission published its updated new industrial strategy for Europe. Cooperatives Europe welcomes the update of the previous Communication (COM (2020) 102 final) adopted on 10 March 2020, taking into account the latest developments related to the pandemic. This 2021 industrial strategy for Europe proposes new measures...
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03.03.2021

#coops4dev releases its latest global research report, co-produced by all ICA regional offices with the support of the Co-operative College and input from the ICA Youth Network. A new thematic research publication “Young people and cooperatives: a perfect match?” is released today, presenting research and analysis based upon the direct input...