The power of Cooperation - Cooperatives Europe Key Figures 2015
‘The Power of Cooperation – Cooperatives Europe Key Figures 2015’. The report brings forward the impact of cooperatives across Europe, which provide more than 4.7 million jobs and have a total annual turnover of 1,005 billion Euros - more than the GDP of Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden combined. Significant information with up-to-date facts and figures on cooperatives – by sector and by country – is being provided, in order to increase the effectiveness of cooperative advocacy activities in Europe. In particular the strengths and the potential of the European cooperative movement are being highlighted.
This report is based on a 18-month long research project with members combining the efforts and contributions of 40 national and sectoral experts from 34 European countries.