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...

Cooperative enterprises as part of the answer for Europe’s job challenge

Monday, 10 September 2012 - 5pm
Cooperatives Europe intervened at the EU conference on employment policy organised by the European Commission: "Jobs for Europe - the employment policy conference" on September 6, 2012. This high-level conference was opened by speeches from the EU's...

French Minister Hamon supports cooperative enterprises

Friday, 7 September 2012 - 10am
French Minister Benoît Hamon, in charge of social and solidarity economy, on September 6 participated in the Social Economy Intergoup at the European Parliament. The theme of the hearing was "Social economy, growth and employment". In his...

Co-operative conference in Podgorica calls for the adoption of a new co-operative legal framework in Montenegro

Friday, 6 July 2012 - 3pm
On 3 rd July 2012 Cooperatives Europe, COSV, the Union of Co-operatives of Montenegro and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hosted the joint conference ‘The Case for Gateway Co-operatives in Montenegro and the Balkans’. The event was...

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says co-operatives build a better world

Friday, 6 July 2012 - 11am
On 7th July 2012 co-operative businesses around the world will celebrate the International Day of Co-operatives. Mr Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, launched a strong message to governments around the world in order to encourage...

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says co-operatives build a better world

On 7th July 2012 co-operative businesses around the world will celebrate the International Day of Co-operatives. Mr Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, launched a strong message to governments around the world in order to encourage them to create more awareness and to pursue policies for strengthening co-operatives everywhere (watch the video).

Cooperation opportunities for young co-operative leaders in Europe

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 - 4pm
Co-operatives have a long history of building partnerships and networks among s them selves . After all, co-operation among co-operatives is the seventh co-operative principle. In a globalised world, the chall e nge for the co-operative movement is...

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