Power to the people - energy cooperatives give an inspiring example at Co-operatives United

Monday, 5 November 2012 - 5pm
On the occasion of Co-operatives United, the culmination event of the International Year of Cooperatives, Cooperatives Europe organised a series of events on cooperatives and renewable energy in Manchester. On october 31, the film 'The fourth...

Cooperatives and Fair Trade call on the EU for a debate on whether and how the private sector can contribute to sustainable development

Thursday, 25 October 2012 - 4pm
Cooperatives Europe and the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) join forces yet again in promoting a people-centered business approach, especially with regard to the private sector as an emerging development actor. In an article that recently appeared...

President of the Republic of Slovenia shows support to cooperative enterprises

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 - 4pm
Intervening at the conference 'Cooperatives – a vector of change in Europe,' Danilo Türk, President of the Republic of Slovenia and honorary chairman of the International Year of Cooperatives in Slovenia, expressed his strong support for cooperative...

FAO says cooperatives are key to feeding the world

Thursday, 18 October 2012 - 11am
The 32nd World Food Day was celebrated on 16th October 2012. This year theme 'Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world' highlights the role of cooperatives in improving food security and contributing to the eradication of hunger. José...

Community-based decentralized energy systems will be vital for achieving the energy transition in Europe

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 - 4pm
On October 10, 2012 Cooperatives Europe director Klaus Niederländer took part in an international strategy meeting of 40 European policy makers and experts from 15 European countries as well as Canada in the north of Denmark. This parliamentary...

Cooperatives and Fair Trade organisations investigate the role of private stector in development

Monday, 24 September 2012 - 2pm
High-level policy documents and fora are increasingly involving the private sector in development activities. But which private sector? From where? What kind of approaches? And how is the private sector being involved in the achievement of...

Cooperatives high on the agenda of the Cyprus Presidency

Monday, 1 October 2012 - 5pm
On September 28-29, 2012 the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU hosted a high-level cooperative conference in Nicosia as part of the EU’s contributions to the UN International Year of Cooperatives. Around 200 participants attended the event...

Power to the people: get inspired by energy cooperatives in Europe

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 - 6pm
Cooperative enterprises put forward a decentralized energy system as a better solution for today’s energy challenges. To bring this discussion to a wider audience, Cooperatives Europe will host three workshop sessions and a film viewing to look at...

EU Commission recognizes cooperative enterprises as Civil Society actors

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 - 2pm
On September 12, 2012 the European Commission released the communication ‘ The roots of democracy and sustainable development: Europe’s engagement with Civil Society in External relations ’. The communication defines Civil Society Organisations (...

Cooperatives in development - new project started

Monday, 17 September 2012 - 5pm
On September 15, 2012 a new project lead by Cooperatives Europe started: 'Cooperatives in development'. The action, which is co-financed by the European Commission under the Non-State Actors grant scheme, builds upon the activities of the...

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