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27.11.2019

Today, on 27th of November, the Members of the European Parliament approved the appointment of the new European Commission – including the new President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the 27 Commissioners.  The vote took place following the presentation by von der Leyen of the College of Commissioners and the proposed portfolios for the...
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25.11.2019

Cooperatives Europe is currently developing a new open source software ‘Knowledge Base’. This new technology will enable users (in the case of Cooperatives Europe cooperative mentors and youth organisations that support young cooperative entrepreneurship) to index information and resources in a standardised way. The software is developed in the framework...
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12.09.2019

On 10th of September 2019, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. Climate, technology and an economy that works for people are at the heart of the new Commission’s strategy. Cooperatives Europe welcomes the open and inclusive way of working and the focus...
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18.07.2019

On 16th of July 2019 Ursula von der Leyen (DE) was elected as the new President of the European Commission following her address detailing her vision and political priorities to the Members of the European Parliament. Von der Leyen was elected with 383 votes in her favour.   Cooperatives Europe...
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28.05.2019

Global Cooperative Entrepreneurs: Become a youth ambassador Cooperatives Europe has opened applications for Polish youth ambassadors within the mentoring programme Global Cooperative Entrepreneurs (GCE). Applications are open until the 4th of December. What is GCE? The GCE is an experimental mentoring program aiming at providing support to youth ambassadors...
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10.04.2019

PR: Cooperatives Europe releases strategy paper and releases #CoopsInspireChange campaign ahead of European elections Cooperatives Europe releases today a strategy paper titled “Cooperative future for Europe: will you be part of it?” as well as its cooperative campaign ahead of the European Parliament elections, titled #CoopsInspireChange, available at elections.coopseurope.coop....
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07.03.2019

Cooperatives Europe releases its latest #coops4dev research report with the support of the CEDP. Cooperatives Europe released today a new thematic research “Cooperatives and Peace: Strengthening Democracy, Participation and Trust – A Case Study Approach,” showcasing twenty case studies from more than fourteen countries, covering different types and stages of conflicts....

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22.01.2019

Cooperatives Europe has sent a letter to the International Accounting Standards Board on the IASB Discussion Paper Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity (FICE) with a view on its inclusion and effect on the cooperative form of business.
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19.10.2018

On 18th of July the European Commission adopted the EU Multiannual Indicative Programme (MIP) for the Thematic Programme “Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities” for the period 2018 – 2020.  The document recognises cooperatives as key actors within Civil Society and, therefore, being fully entitled to implement EU development projects in partner countries. Cooperatives...
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17.09.2018

With over 141 million cooperators in Europe, the contribution of cooperative enterprises to the EU is undeniable. As support and investment from the European institutions is crucial to the development and visibility of cooperatives not only on the EU level, but worldwide, we interviewed Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, responsible for Internal Market,...