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09.09.2014

On 10th September, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced his team of 27 Commissioners-designate, including seven Vice-Presidents, as well as the distribution of portfolios of the next European Commission. The European Parliament has now to vote by consent for the entire College of Commissioners, including the...
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15.07.2014

On 15th July, Cooperatives Europe was invited to speak at an open dialogue event on the new role of the private sector in development. The event took place within the Informal Meeting of EU Development Ministers organised by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the EU Commission under...
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04.07.2014

From 24th to 27th June, the regional seminar for Latin America of the Policy Forum in Development took place in Lima, which was organised by the EU Commission (DG DevCo) together with several Latin American civil society organisations (CSOs). The meeting aimed to bring EU development policies, programs and...

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24.06.2014

On 23rd June European Foreign Affairs Council adopted 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 May 2014. Cooperatives Europe welcomes the...
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15.05.2014

On 15th May, ‘Cooperatives in development’ online platform was launched. The new website showcases the international development projects that European cooperative organisations are carrying out all over the world. The online platform allows knowledge exchanges and facilitates the creation of partnerships with cooperatives, other stakeholders and donors. The website...
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13.05.2014

A new communication on the private sector in development was released by the European Commission on 13th May: “A stronger role of the private sector in achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in developing countries”. The communication, which follows ‘Agenda for Change’ – the main EU political document for development...

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10.01.2014

On 27th December, the first comments and observations made by the cooperative movement concerning the new EU programme 2014-2020 for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) were introduced to the EU Commission, DG Development & Cooperation. This EU support programme known as “Priority 2” aims to reinforcing the CSO networks active...
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20.11.2013

Cooperatives Europe and Fair Trade Advocacy Office released a joint contribution to the future EU strategy on “Strengthening the Role of the Private Sector in Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Development”. This topic is a key issue within the implementation of the EU development policy ‘Agenda for Change’ and the...
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31.10.2013

On 31st October, Cooperatives Europe, in partnership with ICA Africa, organised the workshop “Growing Cooperatives Globally – Cooperative contributions to international development”. The meeting focused on the role of cooperatives in development processes and is included among the actions prepared and carried out by the Cooperatives Europe Development Platform...
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06.06.2013

On 5th June, Cooperatives Europe and Fair Trade Advocacy Office join forces to underline the role that people-centred businesses should have in the EU development strategy. To this end they organized the high level conference ‘People-centred businesses: making supply chains work for small producers’, hosted by MEP Gay Mitchell....