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02.08.2017

Cooperatives Europe, represented by Marc Noel,  and ICA regions participated in the Partnership Forum 2017 with two high level meetings and two sessions on economic development. The event organized by the European Commission’s DG DEVCO is an interactive platform for constructive dialogue between EU institutions and its Partners with...
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04.07.2017

Are you a young person aged 18-35 developing a cooperative project or setting up a cooperative business with a collaborative economy dimension? If yes, we want to hear from YOU! The competition is now closed Congratulations to our winners The award ceremony took place on the 14th & 15th of September...
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29.06.2017

On 1st of July, we are celebrating the International Day of Cooperatives.  This year’s theme concentrates on the inclusive nature of cooperatives, ensuring that no-one is left behind.  Cooperatives can provide solutions to the inequalities existing in today’s world. As stated in the internationally agreed definition, it is the...
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20.06.2017

Cooperatives Europe and CG Scop (Confederation of worker cooperatives in France) have released a new website www.TransfertoCOOPS.eu in the framework of the European project TransfertoCOOPS. With over 450,000 SMEs transferred each year in the EU, transfers into worker-owned cooperatives remain an untapped source of economic dynamism which could ensure...
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15.06.2017

Cooperatives Europe commends the European Parliament’s recognition of the growing interest for the cooperative model in the collaborative economy. This positioning sends a positive signal towards actors shaping a more diverse and inclusive collaborative economy. On 15th of June 2017, the European Parliament adopted its resolution on the “European Agenda...
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09.06.2017

On 7th of June, the European Union and its Member States signed the “New European Consensus on Development” – a strategic blueprint outlining the future of European development cooperation. Containing three distinct references, the document highlights cooperatives as key actors in international development and for the future success of...
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19.05.2017

After a year of actively participating in consultations, Cooperatives Europe is pleased that three distinct mentions are highlighting the importance of cooperatives as key actors in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. On 17th of May 2017 the European Union adopted the new Consensus on Development. The document is a...
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18.05.2017

Cooperatives Europe releases today the new CoopStarter website available at www.starter.coopCoopStarter is a starting point for young entrepreneurs setting up cooperative start-ups, providing information on the cooperative model, a step-by-step guide to setting up a cooperative and a list of local support points across Europe. Success stories from cooperatives...
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28.04.2017

A new video titled “The collaborative economy, what is it?” was released by Cooperatives Europe and Possum Interactive, a creative digital cooperative agency, on 28th of April. Presented in Malta during the dedicated workshop at the 2017 General Assembly of Cooperatives Europe, the short animation underlines the potential of...
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28.04.2017

  On 27th of April, Jean Louis Bancel was unanimously elected as the new President of Cooperatives Europe in Malta during the 2017 General Assembly hosted by Koperattivi Malta. Jean Louis Bancel currently holds the post of President at Coop FR, the French national cooperative apex organisation, and is...