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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...
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28.02.2018

On 27th of February the Presidency of Cooperatives Europe met with Jyrki Katainen, the European Commission’s Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, in Brussels. A significant recognition from President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, the meeting follows Cooperatives Europe’s reflection paper titled “A Cooperative Future for...
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05.12.2017

Cooperatives Europe, together with the iCareCoops project consortium, has released a new “Foundation Guide” – a guidebook to support the creation of innovative older people’s care cooperatives. As Europe is facing an ageing population predicted to double in size over the next 40 years, concerns of poor quality, profit-driven...
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06.11.2017

Today, Cooperatives Europe released its vision paper titled ‘A cooperative vision for the collaborative economy.’ The publication was presented at the conference by the same name at the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Nicola Danti (Rapporteur on Collaborative Economy) and Cooperatives Europe. An answer to the communication of the European...