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16.03.2022

From 15 to 17 March, we co-hosted workshop 5 “Building a democratic economy for a just transition” with Social Economy Europe, SOLIDAR, the European Environmental Bureau, and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) at the Civil Society Days on March 2022. The yearly event organized by the EESC...
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10.12.2021

On Thursday, December 9, the European Commission unveiled its much-anticipated Action Plan on Social Economy (SEAP)   The Action Plan aims at creating a favourable ecosystem for social economy actors in Europe to thrive. It proposes key measures on accessing finance, visibility, regulatory frameworks and is organised around three main...
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26.08.2021

On August 26 the Sharing, Collaboration, Cooperation (SCC) Erasmus+ project hosted its final event to present its outcomes and conclusions. Together we explored the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on co-working spaces, and their subsequent transformation into inclusive collaborative spaces. The past two years have proven to be challenging, the Covid-19 pandemic...
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24.09.2021

2021 is an Election year. On 24 September we held the 2021 General Assembly in Paris to elect the new President and Board members. As cooperators, it is in our nature to thrive off meeting, collaborating and building up people-centred communities, together.  This edition took place partly virtual and partly physical...
Cooperatives Europe amplifies SDG Watch Europe’s input on education & sustainability

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23.07.2021

Cooperatives Europe endorsed the SDG Watch Europe input to the planned Council Recommendation on Education for environmental sustainability. The report comes as a response to the Commission’s public consultation and its planned commitments to mainstream environmental sustainability perspectives in education and training.     Download the publication here.
Cooperatives Europe amplifies SDG Watch Europe’s input on education & sustainability

News

23.07.2021

At the end of last week, Cooperatives Europe endorsed the SDG Watch Europe input to the planned Council Recommendation on Education for environmental sustainability. The report comes as a response to the Commission’s public consultation and its planned commitments to mainstream environmental sustainability perspectives in education and training. As an SDG...
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03.07.2021

Next 3 July, the International Day of Cooperatives (#CoopsDay) will be celebrated as Rebuild better together. Cooperatives around the world will showcase how they are meeting the COVID-19 pandemic crisis with solidarity and resilience and offering communities a people-centred and environmentally just recovery. #CoopsDay will be the occasion to spread the...
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12.10.2022

On Monday 10 October, our President Susanne Westhausen and director Agnès Mathis had the opportunity to meet with Nicolas Schmit, EU commissioner on jobs and social rights. This meeting was an occasion to exchange with the Commissioner about Cooperatives Europe’s members’ actions on sustainable development and resilience in the...

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14.09.2022

This morning, on 14 September, Ursula von der Leyen delivered her third state of the Union to the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In her speech, the President of the European Commission took stock of the achievements of the past year and presented the priorities for the...
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