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Thursday, 21 April 2016

On 20th April 2016, Cooperatives Europe celebrated its 10th Anniversary at the annual member meeting, held at Bibliotheque Solvay, in Brussels.  In his opening speech Dirk J.  Lehnhoff, President of Cooperatives Europe, highlighted the major achievements of Cooperatives Europe over the last 10 years  in becoming a recognised actor for representing cooperatives at European level.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

On 20th April, Cooperatives Europe organised a panel discussion on the refugee challenge in Europe as part of its 10th anniversary member meeting in Brussels. Cooperators from Sweden, Italy, Israel and Turkey presented their experiences in working with refugees over the last 18 months in Southern Europe. They illustrated a number of concrete actions in engaging with refugees in Italy or Macedonia for example. Mr.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Cooperatives Europe releases today ‘The Power of Cooperation – Cooperatives Europe Key Figures 2015’. Statistics were collected during a 18-month long research project with members, combining the efforts and contributions of 40 national and sectoral experts from 34 European countries.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

On Friday 18th March, Neven Mimica – EU Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation & Development, signed a multi-annual framework partnership agreement with the ICA global and regional offices. This agreement was driven by Cooperatives Europe’s development work over the last decade.

Friday, 26 February 2016

On Tuesday, 24th February, 2016, nearly thirty Italian Members of the European Parliament from major political groups met with the Italian cooperative movement. “We will keep cultivating an open and fruitful relationship” said MEP Patrizia Toia, expressing her support for the strengthening of the relationship between the cooperative movement and the European Parliament.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Cooperatives Europe, together with other Civil Society Organisations (CSO) from the sustainable development, environment and social sectors have addressed a letter to Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, calling on the EU and its member states to develop a Sustainable Development Strategy with a timeline of 2030 and establish a concrete implementation and follow-up plan as well as a monitoring system.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The 2015 European Year for Development (EYD) has come to an end and a joint declaration of the European Parliament, Council and European Commission was released at the EYD closing ceremony on 9 December 2015. The joint statement recognises the importance of multi-stakeholders partnerships for development and the need to involve civil society and private actors.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

On 7th December 2015 the EU Council in its Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs configuration (EPSCO), adopted conclusions on the promotion of Social Economy as a key driver of economic and social development in Europe.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

On 28th Octobre 2015 the European Commission released the communication “Upgrading the Single Market: More Opportunities for People and Business”. Cooperatives Europe welcomes this initiative: a new, deeper and fairer Single Market can only be beneficial for the EU economy and the lives of its citizens.

Friday, 23 October 2015
Cooperatives Europe in partnership with Cera organised its second Coop Break ‘Light my fire – The energy transition, an opportunity for cooperative energy-production'  on 22nd October 2015 in Brussels. The event focused on the energy transition and the opportunity it represents for energy cooperatives. 


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