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...
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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...

Beyond borders: #CoopYouth for a stronger global movement

Monday, 17 October 2016 - 3pm
A new publication titled "Youth for #Coop: Cooperating Beyond Borders" has been released today by Cooperatives Europe and CJDES. Over the past few years, Cooperatives Europe has actively promoted and aided the creation of new networks of young...

New Global Cooperative Development Platform launched at the International Summit of Cooperatives

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?” The...

State of the Union 2016: Towards a better Europe

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. Proposing a “positive agenda” for the next 12 months, Juncker outlined...

Collaborative economy: an opportunity for cooperatives - new study released

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...