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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Cooperatives Europe releases today its latest publication “Building Strong Development Cooperation - Partnership Opportunities between Cooperatives and the EU”. This study intends to strengthen the collaboration between cooperatives and EU institutions. It showcases development activities undertaken by cooperatives and the EU, as well as existing partnerships, the challenges they face, and steps for improvement. 

Thursday, 24 September 2015

On September 22-23, the second meeting of the European network of young cooperators took place. Hosted by Generazioni Legacoop Emilia-Romagna, OOP! Confcooperative and AGCI Giovani, the meeting took place in Bologna and at the Expo Milano 2015.

Gathering 80 young co-operators from 12 European countries, this event was organised, in order to define the network’s priorities and action plan following its launch at the 2015 Cooperatives Europe General Assembly in Paris.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Cooperatives Europe, together with the partners of the CoopStarter consortium, are releasing today "Ready, Steady, Coop - a practical guide for cooperative startups". This publication is intended to support cooperative development agencies that accompany young people who want to start their cooperative business. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Cooperatives Europe releases today its latest publication “Building People-Centred Enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean – Cooperative Case Studies”. The document showcases 20 best practices, from renewable energy to quinoa cultivation, from handicraft to credit unions.

Monday, 20 July 2015

On Wednesday 15th July 2015 the European Commission published proposals on self-consumption and consumers that Cooperatives Europe and its renewable energy sector organisation REScoop.eu consider a good basis for getting citizens and their energy cooperatives at the center of the energy transition. In our view consumers (citizens, their cooperatives and other SME’s) need to play a more important role in delivering a fully functioning energy market to meet the 2030 EU climate and energy targets.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Cooperatives Europe released today its latest publication about “Building Inclusive Enterprises in Africa - Cooperative Case Studies”. The document showcases 21 best practices from diverse African cooperatives and how they have an impact on the development of this continent.

Friday, 19 June 2015

This year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) put a strong focus on local initiatives and cooperatives were represented in various workshops and conferences.

Cooperatives Europe, together with REScoop.EU, Euro Coop, Housing Europe and various European city and environmental organisations, organised the workshop ‘Innovative partnerships between local authorities and citizens on energy efficiency investments’.

The Co-operative Energy received the EUSEW award in the category ‘Renewable energy’ for establishing a model for citizen-centred energy supply.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015
The European Commission recently published the report of the cooperative working group ‘Fostering cooperatives’ potential to generate smart growth & jobs” with first concrete recommendations for EU policymakers on its website.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

EU cooperative projects relating to agri-food, renewable energy and bio-economy sectors must be central to 315 billion euros Juncker Investment Plan, Cooperatives Europe and Cogeca stress in debate at the European Parliament

Cooperatives Europe, together with Cogeca, launched today a debate at the European Parliament on the benefits of the 315 billion euros Juncker Investment plan, stressing that EU cooperatives and especially the agri-food, renewable energy and bio-economy sectors must be central to the plan.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Cooperatives Europe - the European region of the International Cooperative Alliance, launched yesterday the European Young Cooperators Network. The launch took place during 2015 Cooperatives Europe General Assembly in Paris.

A panel discussion was organised to open a dialogue with young cooperators, who held their first meeting the day before. Alfonso Aliberti, Policy Coordinator at the European Youth Forum, moderated the roundtable. "Young cooperators have the motivation and the tools to make the cooperative movement stronger", Aliberti said.

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