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26.01.2016

The 2015 European Year for Development (EYD) has come to an end and a joint declaration of the European Parliament, Council and European Commission was released at the EYD closing ceremony on 9 December 2015. The joint statement recognises the importance of multi-stakeholders partnerships for development and the need...
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08.12.2015

On 7th December 2015 the EU Council in its Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs configuration (EPSCO), adopted conclusions on the promotion of Social Economy as a key driver of economic and social development in Europe. Cooperatives Europe welcomes the text adopted by European Ministers as it acknowledges...
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28.10.2015

On 28th Octobre 2015 the European Commission released the communication “Upgrading the Single Market: More Opportunities for People and Business”. Cooperatives Europe welcomes this initiative: a new, deeper and fairer Single Market can only be beneficial for the EU economy and the lives of its citizens. Focusing on relevant topics...
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23.10.2015

Cooperatives Europe in partnership with Cera organised its second Coop Break ‘Light my fire – The energy transition, an opportunity for cooperative energy-production’  on 22nd October 2015 in Brussels. The event focused on the energy transition and the opportunity it represents for energy cooperatives.    Dirk Vansintjan, president of REScoop.EU,...
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22.10.2015

Cooperatives Europe releases today its latest publication “Building Strong Development Cooperation – Partnership Opportunities between Cooperatives and the EU”. This study intends to strengthen the collaboration between cooperatives and EU institutions. It showcases development activities undertaken by cooperatives and the EU, as well as existing partnerships, the challenges they face, and steps...
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24.09.2015

On September 22-23, the second meeting of the European network of young cooperators took place. Hosted by Generazioni Legacoop Emilia-Romagna, OOP! Confcooperative and AGCI Giovani, the meeting took place in Bologna and at the Expo Milano 2015. Gathering 80 young co-operators from 12 European countries, this event was organised,...
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18.09.2015

Cooperatives Europe, together with the partners of the CoopStarter consortium, are releasing today “Ready, Steady, Coop – a practical guide for cooperative startups“. This publication is intended to support cooperative development agencies that accompany young people who want to start their cooperative business.  The guide helps organisations run a...
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16.09.2015

Cooperatives Europe releases today its latest publication “Building People-Centred Enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean – Cooperative Case Studies”. The document showcases 20 best practices, from renewable energy to quinoa cultivation, from handicraft to credit unions. It highlights the ability of cooperatives to provide services of common interest,...
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20.07.2015

On Wednesday 15th July 2015 the European Commission published proposals on self-consumption and consumers that Cooperatives Europe and its renewable energy sector organisation REScoop.eu consider a good basis for getting citizens and their energy cooperatives at the center of the energy transition. In our view consumers (citizens, their cooperatives...
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07.07.2015

Cooperatives Europe released today its latest publication about “Building Inclusive Enterprises in Africa – Cooperative Case Studies”. The document showcases 21 best practices from diverse African cooperatives and how they have an impact on the development of this continent. In particular they highlight the ability of cooperative businesses to...