Cooperatives in development – new project started

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On September 15, 2012 a new project lead by Cooperatives Europe started: ‘Cooperatives in development’. The action, which is co-financed by the European Commission under the Non-State Actors grant scheme, builds upon the activities of the Cooperatives Europe Development Policy Group (DPG).

The DPG was established by Cooperatives Europe in 2008, driven by its member’s intrests in development and cooperation. The group convenes cooperative federations from Europe on issues of development policy and development implementation where and when cooperatives are involved.

‘Cooperatives in development’ will stimulate and strengthen the work of the DPG, solidifying its identity into the Cooperatives Europe Development Platform (CEDP). The NSA grant acts as a support for a transition towards a stregthened level of coordination.

The duration of the action is 30 months. 16 partners from 11 countries, including all ICA offices, will take part in the project.

Find out more about the ‘Cooperatives in development’ on the project webpage.

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