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05.05.2021

Today, the European Commission published its updated new industrial strategy for Europe. Cooperatives Europe welcomes the update of the previous Communication (COM (2020) 102 final) adopted on 10 March 2020, taking into account the latest developments related to the pandemic. This 2021 industrial strategy for Europe proposes new measures...
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20.04.2021

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. In the fields of health, agriculture, production, retail,...
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24.03.2021

#Coops4dev will host the second Global Youth Forum (GYF21), this time in an online format.  The Global Youth Forum – Cooperative Entrepreneurship aims at bringing together young entrepreneurs and professionals from all around the world in order to offer them quality training sessions to improve their skills, knowledge, and motivation. The peer-to-peer...
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03.03.2021

The ICA-EU Partnership (#coops4dev) releases its latest global thematic research report, co-produced by all ICA regional offices with the support of the Co-operative College and input from the ICA Youth Network. This thematic research publication titled “Young people and cooperatives: a perfect match?” presents research and analysis based upon...
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03.03.2021

#coops4dev releases its latest global research report, co-produced by all ICA regional offices with the support of the Co-operative College and input from the ICA Youth Network. A new thematic research publication “Young people and cooperatives: a perfect match?” is released today, presenting research and analysis based upon the direct input...
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31.05.2021

As cooperators, it is in our nature to thrive off meeting, collaborating and building up people-centered communities, together. This year we were set to meet in Cardiff (hosted by our patient hosts Wales Co-operative Centre), which would have proven to be an ever so needed moment for formal and...
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19.02.2021

On 18th of February, the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Recovery and Resilience Facility entered into force, following its signature on 12th of February. Cooperatives Europe welcomes EU’s recovery plan, which will make €672,5 billion in grants and loans available for public investment...
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01.03.2021

The 2021 edition of the Civil Society Days sparked a debate on the essential components of a Sustainable Recovery for the Future of Europe’s citizens. This fully virtual edition was made up of 8 interactive workshops as well as a  closing session presenting the  main outcomes. Cooperatives Europe, together...
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15.12.2020

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted in plenary session the new report of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), titled ‘A new strategy for European SMEs.’    Cooperatives Europe welcomes the report with several references to cooperatives, which highlights the need to update the SME strategy in the light of the Covid-19...
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02.12.2020

High level discussion on cooperative entrepreneurship in higher education & learning modules released  On 17th and 24th of November Cooperatives Europe and KU Leuven hosted the final multiplier events for the Coop4EDU Erasmus+ project. Over 100 participants attended the two sessions online, titled “Cooperative entrepreneurship in higher education,” which saw...
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01.12.2020

On 1 December, Cooperatives Europe, Fair Trade Advocacy Office and CONCORD launched their joint report “Mind our business: Amplify the transformative power of sustainable and inclusive business models through EU external action”. Read the full press release here.   
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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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