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  • Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 5pm

    Cooperatives Europe, represented by Marc Noel,  and ICA regions participated in the Partnership Forum 2017 with two high level meetings and two sessions on economic development.

    The event organized by the European Commission’s DG DEVCO is an interactive platform for constructive dialogue between EU institutions and its Partners with the objective of responding to the evolving challenges in the field.

  • Tuesday, 4 July 2017 - 3pm

    Are you a young person aged 18-35 developing a cooperative project or setting up a cooperative business with a collaborative economy dimension? If yes, we want to hear from YOU!

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  • Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 11am

    On 1st of July, we are celebrating the International Day of Cooperatives.  This year's theme concentrates on the inclusive nature of cooperatives, ensuring that no-one is left behind. 

  • Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 12pm

    Cooperatives Europe and CG Scop (Confederation of worker cooperatives in France) have released a new website in the framework of the European project TransfertoCOOPS.

    With over 450,000 SMEs transferred each year in the EU, transfers into worker-owned cooperatives remain an untapped source of economic dynamism which could ensure secure jobs, sustainable expertise and participation in collective and democratic projects. 

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    Friday, 16 June 2017 - 10am

    Cooperatives Europe commends the European Parliament’s recognition of the growing interest for the cooperative model in the collaborative economy. This positioning sends a positive signal towards actors shaping a more diverse and inclusive collaborative economy.

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    Friday, 9 June 2017 - 12pm

    On 7th of June, the European Union and its Member States signed the “New European Consensus on Development” – a strategic blueprint outlining the future of European development cooperation.

    Containing three distinct references, the document highlights cooperatives as key actors in international development and for the future success of the implementation of the SDGs.

  • European Commission, 2017
    Friday, 19 May 2017 - 4pm

    After a year of actively participating in consultations, Cooperatives Europe is pleased that three distinct mentions are highlighting the importance of cooperatives as key actors in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

  • Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 10am

    Cooperatives Europe releases today the new CoopStarter website available at
    CoopStarter is a starting point for young entrepreneurs setting up cooperative start-ups, providing information on the cooperative model, a step-by-step guide to setting up a cooperative and a list of local support points across Europe. Success stories from cooperatives in different sectors and EU countries are also outlined to inspire and encourage European youth to explore the cooperative model for their businesses.

  • Friday, 28 April 2017 - 5pm

    A new video titled “The collaborative economy, what is it?” was released by Cooperatives Europe and Possum Interactive, a creative digital cooperative agency, on 28th of April.

  • Friday, 28 April 2017 - 10am


    On 27th of April, Jean Louis Bancel was unanimously elected as the new President of Cooperatives Europe in Malta during the 2017 General Assembly hosted by Koperattivi Malta.

    Jean Louis Bancel currently holds the post of President at Coop FR, the French national cooperative apex organisation, and is President of Crédit Coopératif (French Cooperative bank). He has been part of the cooperative and mutual movement for 20 years and brings a significant international experience to his mandate as a current member of the ICA Board.