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On July 1st, 2022, Czechia took on the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU for 6 months. Under the slogan “rethink, rebuild, repower”, the Czech programme details the 5 main challenges it will tackle until the end of the year: solidarity with Ukraine, energy security, Europe’s defence, economic resilience...



Today the report by the EP Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) was adopted in plenary by the European Parliament in Strasbourg.  The report incorporates suggestions and recommendations for a more ambitious implementation of the Social Economy Action Plan proposed by Cooperatives Europe earlier this year. We would...



  What? A participatory workshop with testimonials and discussions hosted by ConcertES, UNIPSO, Cooperatives Europe, Social Good Accelerator at the conference on the social economy and the future of Europe. This conference, organised French Presidency of the Council of the EU, took place in Strasbourg. It was an opportunity to debate...



Following the publication of the Commission’s Action Plan for Social Economy (SEAP) Cooperatives Europe provides comments through its European Union Coordination Committee.  Our position highlights the following priorities which should be addressed: The Commission must work on better defining social economy in order to build a common understanding across...



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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The European Commission has initiated a public consultation aimed at gathering insights from stakeholders and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regarding the COSME Programme (Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, which ran from 2014 to 2020). The COSME Programme, during its operation, extended its support...



Cooperatives Europe announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the creation of an animated explainer video for our SE4Ces Erasmus+ project. The SE4Ces project aims to create an enabling environment for the social economy to thrive through close partnerships with higher education institutions, social economy organisations and enterprises, and...
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Cooperatives Europe engages in numerous partnerships with different stakeholders all over Europe.


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