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#MyCoopStory: Tell us about your collaborative #coop project and win a trip to Paris!

#MyCoopStory: Tell us about your collaborative #coop project and win a trip to Paris!

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!

What is this competition about?

The collaborative economy is the inherently young and hot topic of the year and continues to present numerous opportunities for today’s cooperatives to contribute to its innovation. New cooperative start-ups active in the collaborative economy are steadily growing, bringing democratic governance, human centred and value based economy to the sector. 

We want to showcase the best examples of what Europe’s young cooperators have to offer in this field (after all, it’s a priority of CoopsEurope in 2017). We teamed up with CoopFR – the representative organisation of the French cooperative movement who are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the French Cooperative Law, and the Young European Cooperators Network (YECN) – a network of coop youth from 15 countries. 

#MyCoopStory will see young cooperators present their businesses and explain their projects or activities in the collaborative economy. The winner will travel to Paris (travel and accommodation covered) to pitch at the Coop FR celebration of cooperative law’s 60th anniversary and get the chance to expand their own network at the meeting of the European young co-operators (YECN). Besides, the top videos will be disseminated on Cooperatives Europe social media.


What’s the prize?

  • A trip to Paris – flights and accommodation are on us!
  • You will present your project at the biggest #coop event in France this year: the celebration of the French cooperative law’s 60th anniversary by Coop FR
  • A tour of local cooperatives with young French cooperators
  • Expand your network at the meeting of the European young co-operators (YECN)
  • Your video will be spread around Europe on social media

How to apply?

  • Fill out a questionnaire here to answer a few questions about your project and your vision by 11th of August.
  • If selected for the second round, we will ask for a 2-minute video presenting your project.

Deadline: 11th of August!

Who is eligible? You must be:

  • A young person aged 18-35
  • A cooperator / wannabe cooperator
  • Developing a project or setting up a business involving a collaborative economy dimension
  • Coming from the European region
  • Available to travel between 12– 14 September

Recommended that you are available until 17th of September to attend The Young European Cooperators Meeting.

Read the document with more information including terms and contitions below.