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,...

Joint Letter to First Vice-President Frans Timmermans on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 11am
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...

Cooperatives welcome EYD's recognition of the importance of collaborations between CSOs and the EU for development

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 2pm
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...

EU Council adopts conclusions on the promotion of social economy: good opportunity for cooperatives

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 - 12pm
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...

Single market strategy: a step into the right direction

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - 2pm
On 28 th 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...

The EU energy market of the future: cooperative recommendations

Friday, 23 October 2015 - 4pm
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...

Partnership Opportunities between Cooperatives and the EU: Cooperatives Europe’s new study released

Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 8am
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...

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