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...

The Power to act for a sustainable future: International Day of Cooperatives

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-...

Cooperatives Europe expresses concerns about Brexit

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...

Time for EU to walk on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

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...

General Assembly: Celebrating a cooperative decade

Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 12pm
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...

Building bridges, not walls: cooperatives provide examples of supporting refugees arriving in Southern Europe

Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 5pm
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...

140 million of European citizens are members of a cooperative – new report released by Cooperatives Europe

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 11pm
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...

Cooperatives Europe leads the ICA into a partnership with the EU on international development

Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 6pm
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...

EU Parliament: MEPs consolidate relations with the cooperative movement

Friday, 26 February 2016 - 4pm
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,...

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