iCareCoops

Have a look at the project's website . Cooperatives Europe will be partner of iCareCoops, a European Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) project which aims to integrate modern technologies in the support and promotion of European elderly care via using...

SME envoy: A step forward for a stronger EU SME policy

Monday, 23 March 2015 - 1pm
On 19-20 March Cooperatives Europe attended the latest Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SME) envoy’s meeting in Paris. The event was hosted by the French Ministry for Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs. All Member States, the EU Commission and...

A New Greek economy – Empowering Greek citizens through member-owned and democratically controlled enterprises

Friday, 20 March 2015 - 3pm
The Greek Euro tragedy has occupied media space for months and years now. At the same time Greek citizens all round the country, be it in Athens, Thessaloniki, Pelopponnese or Epirus, have either lost their job or saw their work income reduced by...

Energy Union Package: Towards a citizen-centred energy transition

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 4pm
On the eve of the European Council Meeting, Cooperatives Europe together with renewable energy cooperatives, environmental NGOs and city networks (including REScoop.EU, Enercoop, The Co-operative Energy, SomEnergia, ICLEI, Climate Alliance, Friends...

EU Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility

Thursday, 5 February 2015 - 5pm
The EU’s bi-annual multi-stakeholder forum on Corporate Social Responsibility took place at the Commission in Brussels on February 3-4. Cooperatives Europe was invited to the panel on ‘CSR as a driver for innovation, competitiveness & growth’...

Cooperative model: key to progress in the EU development agenda

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 6pm
On 28th January, Cooperatives Europe and Euro Coop jointly held the seminar ‘Businesses for Development: Perspectives from the Cooperative World’ at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event, hosted by MEP Linda McAvan, Chair of the EU DEVE...

Small Business Act for Europe: Cooperatives contribute to a stronger EU SME policy

Monday, 15 December 2014 - 5pm
Cooperatives Europe has released its position paper on the review of the Small Business Act for Europe . The Small Business Act for Europe was adopted in 2008 and updated in 2011. It reflects the European Commission’s political will to recognize the...

EU Parliament re-establishes Social Economy Intergroup

Monday, 15 December 2014 - 12pm
On 11 th December the Conference of the Presidents of the European Parliament approved the re-establishment of the Social Economy Intergroup. This decision follows the support shown by more than 80 MEPs from 6 different political groups. Intergroups...

EU Council recognises the role of cooperatives in achieving more successful development partnerships

Friday, 12 December 2014 - 3pm
On 12th December, European Foreign Affairs Council adopted a second set of conclusions on the role of the private sector in international development . The document follows the EU Commission’s communication ‘A stronger role of the private sector in...

Bringing cooperative entrepreneurship to young generations: a challenge for the future

Friday, 5 December 2014 - 10am
Democratic control and particpation, shared ownership, long-term development perspectives are only few of the principles that youth and cooperatives share. To go deeper into this question and debate about how cooperative enterprises can support...

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