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17.03.2016

On Friday 18th March, Neven Mimica – EU Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation & Development, signed a multi-annual framework partnership agreement with the ICA global and regional offices. This agreement was driven by Cooperatives Europe’s development work over the last decade. In 2008, Cooperatives Europe compiled the first...
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10.02.2016

Cooperatives Europe, together with other Civil Society Organisations (CSO) from the sustainable development, environment and social sectors have addressed a letter to Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, calling on the EU and its member states to develop a Sustainable Development Strategy with a timeline of 2030...
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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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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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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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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...
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20.03.2015

The Greek Euro tragedy has occupied media space for months and years now. At the same time Greek citizens all round the country, be it in Athens, Thessaloniki, Pelopponnese or Epirus, have either lost their job or saw their work income reduced by more than a quarter while public...
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28.01.2015

On 28th January, Cooperatives Europe and Euro Coop jointly held the seminar ‘Businesses for Development: Perspectives from the Cooperative World’ at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event, hosted by MEP Linda McAvan, Chair of the EU DEVE Committee, presented the new online projects database ‘Cooperatives in Development’ and opened a dialogue between stakeholders on the added...
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12.12.2014

On 12th December, European Foreign Affairs Council adopted a second set of conclusions on the role of the private sector in international development. The document follows the EU Commission’s communication ‘A stronger role of the private sector in achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in developing countries’, released on 13th...
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06.11.2014

On 5th November, Cooperatives of the Americas and Cooperatives Europe in partnership with Coopermondo, FNCUMA and DGRV, organised the workshop “Cooperation between Latin America & Europe: Contributions to an inclusive & sustainable development” within the Cooperative Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. The meeting focused on the role of cooperatives in fostering...