EU Parliament re-establishes Social Economy Intergroup

Monday, 15 December 2014 - 12pm

On 11th 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 are ways to share views on cross-cutting issues between MEPs from different political groups and civil society. In particular, the Social Economy Intergroup can ensure a regular dialogue between the enterprises of the social economy and the European Parliament. Additionally, it is an essential tool to make sure that the European Parliament and the European Commission take social economy into account when developing their policies.

Klaus Niederländer, director of Cooperatives Europe, commented: “We are satisfied with the re-establishment of the intergroup. Cooperatives Europe and its members have been actively promoting the renewal of the intergroup and we are happy to see that our demands have been taken into account.”