Young European Cooperators Network meeting
On 27th and 28th of April the Young European Cooperators Network (YECN) held a General Assembly in Malta, parallel to the GA of Cooperatives Europe. The meeting was an opportunity for the 20 young people from 9 European countries to share projects and initiatives that have emerged from collaboration between members.
Working groups were reorganised to ensure relevance in line with the priorities of the cooperative movement and the needs of the youth, focusing on research and education, communication as well as cooperation on ongoing projects. The youth also exchanged on national activities and elected new members to the Board.
On the 28th they participated to the 2017 Cooperatives Europe General Assembly during the workshop on youth and education, which saw an exchange between young entrepreneurs and educational institutions on mainstreaming the cooperative education and modernising its tools and methods.