Cooperatives say new EU development & cooperation programmes are a step in the right direction

Monday, 4 February 2013 - 5pm
Important changes are expected in the EU's new development and cooperation budget as the European Union is preparing its next multi-annual financial plan for 2014-2020. In particular, a new programme dedicated to civil society organisations and...

Entrepreneurship 2020 action plan: more efforts needed to foster the plurality of business forms

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 - 1pm
EU Commission Vice-president Tajani presented on February 19 th the new Entrepreneurship 2020 Action plan to the Competitiveness Council. Through a pro-active entrepreneurship policy, the plan aims to create jobs, growth and a more competitive...

Cooperatives Europe members visit Morocco and Tunisia with VP Tajani

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 - 9am
Three member organisations of Cooperatives Europe were part of the official delegation accompanying EU Commission's Vice-President Tajani on his 'Mission for Growth' to Morocco and Tunisia at the end of November 2012. The objective of the visit was...

Cooperatives and social economy conference in Bulgaria

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 - 12pm
The Economic and Social Committee of the Republic of Bulgaria, supported by the Bulgarian cooperative movement, held the conference "The role of cooperatives for the development of social economy' on December 4 in Sofia. Etienne Pflimlin, Co-...

Greece is not on sale: supporting a cooperative economy owned by Greeks

Friday, 23 November 2012 - 5pm
On 19 th November 2012 Cooperatives Europe participated in a conference in Ioannina, Greece, on promoting the cooperative enterprise model, organised by Kapa Network and the Ioannina University. In these times of crisis, there is a growing interest...

World Forum Lille: cooperatives show how enterprises can empower people

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 - 2pm
By organizing a workshop at the World Forum Lille, Cooperatives Europe brought cooperatives to one of the world largest forums for socially responsible enterprises. The title of the workshop was ‘Empowering people around the world through the...

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...

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