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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...
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19.02.2021

On 18th of February, the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Recovery and Resilience Facility entered into force, following its signature on 12th of February. Cooperatives Europe welcomes EU’s recovery plan, which will make €672,5 billion in grants and loans available for public investment...
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11.12.2019

On 11th of December the European Commission revealed the European Green Deal – Europe’s new economic growth strategy which will set climate neutrality into law by 2050. President von der Leyen emphasised that “the deal must work for all citizens, or will not work at all.” Cooperatives Europe welcomes...
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03.05.2018

On 2nd of May, the European Commission published the “New, modern budget for the Union of 27” – the annual budgets from 2021 to 2027 in the form of a package of proposals for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post-2020 and new own resources. As key actor of the Social...