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10.09.2012

Cooperatives Europe intervened at the EU conference on employment policy organised by the European Commission: “Jobs for Europe – the employment policy conference” on September 6, 2012. This high-level conference was opened by speeches from the EU’s three key leaders – the President of EU Commission, Mr. José Manuel...
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07.09.2012

French Minister Benoît Hamon, in charge of social and solidarity economy, on September 6 participated in the Social Economy Intergoup at the European Parliament. The theme of the hearing was “Social economy, growth and employment”.   In his intervention, Hamon said: “In France cooperatives have shown great resilience to...
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06.07.2012

On 3rd July 2012 Cooperatives Europe, COSV, the Union of Co-operatives of Montenegro and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hosted the joint conference ‘The Case for Gateway Co-operatives in Montenegro and the Balkans’. The event was organized in the framework of the EU funded project developing co-operative...
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06.07.2012

On 7th July 2012 co-operative businesses around the world will celebrate the International Day of Co-operatives. Mr Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, launched a strong message to governments around the world in order to encourage them to create more awareness and to pursue policies for...
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26.06.2012

Co-operatives have a long history of building partnerships and networks amongs themselves. After all, co-operation among co-operatives is the seventh co-operative principle. In a globalised world, the challenge for the co-operative movement is to improve the capacity of building partnerships and networks at international level. At the same time this offers many opportunities for young co-operators...
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19.06.2012

On 19 June 2012 Co-operatives Europe, Euro Coop and CECODHAS Housing Europe hosted a joint high-level conference in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels. The objective of the event – “Power to the People: Can citizens lead Europe’s future energy strategy?” – was to create...
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18.06.2012

Cooperatives Europe, COSV Montenegro, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro, and the Union of Cooperatives of Montenegro are hosting a multi-level Balkan Co-operative Conference – The Case for Gateway Cooperatives in Montenegro and the Balkans: Reflections and Discussions. This event serves as a culminating event for...
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07.06.2012

The new “Macedonian Association of Agricultural Cooperatives” has just been created, an inauguration that introduces a reinvigorated element into the panorama of co-operative development in the Balkan region. Indeed, the Union is born out of a democratic decision of its now-members. Cooperatives Europe, COSV and other co-operative unions and...
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04.06.2012

Cooperatives Europe releases today its brochure on CSR – Co–operative Social Responsibility. The document provides insights on how Corporate Social Responsibility is not new to co-operatives: as co-operatives have always behaved in a social responsible way. It is in their DNA. Being socially responsible is not just a nice...
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26.04.2012

On 23 April Cooperatives Europe opened the European Co-operative Week with the conference ‘Co-operative contributions to the EU 2020 strategy’, organized in collaboration with the EU Commission. The conference was aimed to highlight the social and economic importance of co-operatives. In opening the conference a speech prepared by Antonio...