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...

Money grows on trees - What cooperatives can offer young people

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:00am
Co-organised by Cooperatives Europe and the European Youth Forum , this event aims at gathering cooperative experts, practitioners, policy and decision makers, representatives of youth organisations and young people to exchange on how the...
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Workshop

Meeting with Director Marie Donnelly of DG Energy: Empowering EU citizens in the energy market

Friday, 7 November 2014 - 11am
Following the EU Council Approval of the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework in October and the start of the new EU Commission, the Cooperatives Europe energy group including Rescoop.eu , The Co-operative Energy (UK) and DGRV (Germany) organised a...

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