Cooperatives Europe participates in Informal Meeting of EU Ministers and State Secretaries for development

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 6pm
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...

EYE2014 report: cooperatives tackle youth unemployment and achieve sustainability in Europe

Monday, 14 July 2014 - 3pm
On 11th July, the European Youth Event final report was released and handed over to the Member of the European Parliament (MEPs). The European Youth Event (EYE2014) organised by the European Parliament in close cooperation with the European Youth...

Strong cooperative voice at Development Policy Forum in Lima

Friday, 4 July 2014 - 2pm
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...

Further EU support is needed for an energy transition based on cooperatively owned energy projects and citizen initiatives

Thursday, 26 June 2014 - 4pm
On 26 th June, the event ‘Decentralized energy systems: Engaging citizens in Europe’s energy future’ took place in Brussels within 2014 EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) organised by the EU Commission. The main message that came through the event...

EU Council supports greater role of cooperatives in development cooperation

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 5pm
On 23 rd 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...

EU Elections: Time for Europe to listen to the needs of its citizens

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 - 11am
On Sunday 25 th , the results of the European Parliament elections were announced. At the same time Cooperatives Europe’s #coopsupporter campaign was completed with more than 40 candidates joining as #coopsupporters from whom 27 were elected by...

President of European Socialists confirms support to cooperative enterprises

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 10am
Cooperatives Europe Vice-President Petar Stefanov recently met with Mr. Sergei Stanishev, President of the Party of European Socialists (PES), to present the Cooperative Manifesto for the European elections. Mr. Stefanov expressed his confidence...

'Cooperatives in development' online platform is live

Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 1pm
On 15 th 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...

Cooperatives provide decent jobs, sustainable livelihoods and inclusive solutions to social problems

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 1pm
A new communication on the private sector in development was released by the European Commission on 13 th May: “A stronger role of the private sector in achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in developing countries”. The communication, which...

Slightly improved guidelines on environmental & energy aid still hamper local efforts towards the energy transition

Friday, 11 April 2014 - 10am
On 9th April 2014 the European Commission adopted in principle the Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy 2014-2020 . Although the newly published Commission’s proposal for environmental and energy aid presents a slight...

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