Follow us on:

#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!

The competition is now closed

Congratulations to our winners!

1. Best Project / Overall winner: Arnaud Delcasse - / Ridygo (France) 
2. Runner-up / Second place: Ivan Kardum - Cooperative for Ethical Financing (Croatia)
3. Special Prize - Coup de Coeur Award: Anselma Lovens - Boschi Vivi (Italy)

Thank you to all young cooperators for sharing your stories with us and follow Cooperatives Europe on Facebook and Twitter to find out more about the winners and other contestants in the coming weeks.

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 70th 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 70th 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 70th 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

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

The competition is now closed