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Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 2pm

Ten EU Member States have signed the Bratislava Declaration, calling for an increased recognition of the importance of the Social Economy and urging the Member States to use the recommendations of the GECES General Report 2016 to which Cooperatives Europe expert contributed to.

Friday, 25 November 2016 - 3pm

On 22 November, the European Commission presented its proposals for new development policies foreseen to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 - 12pm

On Tuesday, November 22, the European Commission unveiled its much-anticipated Initiative on Start-up and Scale-up.

Following the Single Market Strategy presented in October 2015, the European Commission had stated that it would address issues that are of interest for SMEs, in particular start-ups. Yesterday, the Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska presented the Start-up and Scale-up Initiative in Strasbourg.

Monday, 17 October 2016 - 3pm

A new publication titled "Youth for #Coop: Cooperating Beyond Borders" has been released today by Cooperatives Europe and CJDES.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 5pm

On Monday October 10th, the Global Cooperative Development Platform (GCDP) was launched based on the recommendations of the pre-summit activity “Cooperatives and mutuals in international development – how can we do more and better together?”

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 - 5pm

Today, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, gave his annual State of the Union speech at the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg.

Monday, 5 September 2016 - 4pm

Cooperatives Europe, in collaboration with LAMA Development and Cooperation Agency, released today a new publication, titled “Cooperative Platforms in a European Landscape: An Exploratory Study”, at the International Social Innovation Research Conference in Glasgow.

Friday, 1 July 2016 - 12pm

On 2nd July we will be celebrating Interantional Day of Co-operatives. This year celebrations will be dedicated to the contribution cooperatives provide to the achievement of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The International Co-operative Alliance invites cooperators from all around the world to join the international campaign #coopsday. You can visit the website to find useful information and resources to make the best of this day. 

Friday, 24 June 2016 - 12pm

Cooperatives Europe, the European representative organisation of cooperative enterprises, expresses its concern for United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. “The decision of the UK to leave the European Union is a democratic one but is a huge challenge for the European Union. We will all be called to go back to our roots, to rediscover the values that lead the Founding Fathers of the EU to begin the European project and from there make it stronger” said Dirk J. Lehnhoff, President of Cooperatives Europe.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 - 1pm

Cooperatives Europe has joined the call of SDG Watch for the EU to adopt, as a matter of urgency, an overarching strategy to guide the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

SDG Watch is a European cross-sectoral civil society alliance, set up when the 2030 Agenda was adopted in September 2015, in order to monitor its implementation.


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