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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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 , The Co-operative Energy (UK) and DGRV (Germany) organised a...

#Coopdev seminar: LA & EU cooperatives call on for a continuous political dialogue to strengthen cooperative impact on development

Thursday, 6 November 2014 - 4pm
On 5th November, Cooperatives of the Americas and Cooperatives Europe in partnership with Coopermondo, FNCUMA and DGRV, organised the workshop “Cooperation between Latin America & Europe: Contributions to an inclusive & sustainable...

Cooperatives have their say in Europe 2020 strategy review

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 - 3pm
In 2010 the EU launched the Europe 2020 strategy for promoting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. After four years a review process has been launched in order to design the strategy for the coming years. In its contribution to the consultation...

Cooperatives call on the EU Council to be more ambitious on energy targets. Energy policy briefing. October 2014

Cooperatives Europe's energy policy briefing in preparation for the EU Council - October 2014

Towards the next EU Council: Cooperatives call for a citizen-based EU energy policy

Monday, 20 October 2014 - 3pm
From 23 rd to 25 th October, the European Council will take place in Brussels. Heads of State will meet to agree on the EU's 2030 energy and climate objectives. In particular, they will have to decide on concrete targets and strategies with regard...