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2017 Cooperatives Europe General Assembly & Elections

2017 Cooperatives Europe General Assembly & Elections

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, 28 April 2017 - 6:00pm
Governance meeting

Cooperatives Europe General Assembly and Election will take place in Malta on April 27th and 28th, hosted by Koperattivi Malta. Online registrations will be open from February 15th to April 15th. 

Cooperative businesses and organisations from around Europe will meet in Malta to debate, exchange and develop new ways of enhancing the cooperative business model in Europe. This year's event, titled 'From needs to actions: European solutions to members’ challenges', will be an opportunity to exchange on the role of Cooperatives Europe as the region of ICA for its members and to build on taking collective actions in shaping a more cooperative Europe which addresses today's challenges and opportunities faced by the members. 

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Draft Programme

Working languages: English, French, Russian.

 26 April

Evening cocktail/reception for arriving members

27 April 

08:00 – 09:00              Registration of participants and coffee

09:00 – 10:40              Opening ceremony 

10:40 – 11.00                                          COFFEE BREAK                                                      

11:00 – 12:00              Cooperatives Europe responding to members’ needs          
Today, Europe is facing economic and social challenges that could be successfully addressed by embracing the cooperative model. Cooperatives Europe should be a tool for its members responding to their needs and promoting the cooperative business model in Europe, which is why this session will see a participative discussion with members to develop long-term strategy at EU level, addressing needs and setting both objectives and targets as well as resources.  As an outcome we aim to have guidelines in setting up a Cooperatives Europe which reflects its members - in which the members do not only recognise themselves, but want to actively contribute in shaping it. 

12:00 – 13:00             Statutory Business (Part 1)

13:00 – 14:30                                                  LUNCH BREAK

14:30 – 15:30             Statutory Business (election)

15:30 - 16.00h:                                             COFFEE BREAK 

16:00 - 17.00h:                Statutory Business (Part 2)
20:00                                       DINNER – THE TASTE OF THE MALTESE FOOD

28 April

08:30 – 09:00              Registration 

09:00 – 11:00              4 Working groups

  •  Development
  •  Youth (with YECN)
  • Cooperative regulation
  • Collaborative Economy

11:00 – 11:30              Discussion session of workshops and evaluation

11:30 – 12:00              Closing session with the way forward 

12:00 – 13:00                                       LUNCH BREAK

14:30 – 16:30             Cooperative visits

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NB: Participation is restricted to members of Cooperatives Europe and invited guests. The participation fee for members is 350 euros, a group price will be available upon registration.