European Commission, 2017

Cooperatives - Key partners in the new European Consensus on Development

Friday, 19 May 2017 - 4pm
After a year of actively participating in consultations, Cooperatives Europe is pleased that three distinct mentions are highlighting the importance of cooperatives as key actors in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. On 17th of May 2017 the... New website for cooperative start-ups released

Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 10am
Cooperatives Europe releases today the new CoopStarter website available at CoopStarter is a starting point for young entrepreneurs setting up cooperative start-ups, providing information on the cooperative model, a step-by-step...


New video released "The collaborative economy, what is it?"

Friday, 28 April 2017 - 5pm
A new video titled “The collaborative economy, what is it?” was released by Cooperatives Europe and Possum Interactive , a creative digital cooperative agency, on 28 th of April. Presented in Malta during the dedicated workshop at the 2017 General...

Bancel: New President of Cooperatives Europe

Friday, 28 April 2017 - 10am
On 27th of April, Jean Louis Bancel was unanimously elected as the new President of Cooperatives Europe in Malta during the 2017 General Assembly hosted by Koperattivi Malta. Jean Louis Bancel currently holds the post of President at Coop FR, the...
European Parliament 2017

#EU60: Towards a new vision

Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 11am
Recognised by the historic Treaty of Rome (1957), European cooperatives today benefit 1 out of 5 Europeans. They are anchored by their core values of democracy, freedom, responsibility, accountability and solidarity - values also shared by the...
European Union 2017

European Parliament elects Coop Supporter Antonio Tajani as new President

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 9am
On 17th of January, Mr. Antonio Tajani was elected as the new President of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Member States call for increased recognition of Social Economy

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...
European Commission Audiovisual Services

PR: New EU development policy: Cooperatives Europe's call for putting people-centred organisations first

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). A first Communication on the next steps for a sustainable European future, accompanied by a...

EU Commission boosts Social Economy enterprises through Start-up and Scale-up Initiative

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...