European organisations representing co-operatives launch International Year of Cooperatives 2012 with EU political agenda.The European organizations representing co-operatives at EU level* kick off the United Nations’ International Year of Co-operatives today with the launch of their 2012 political agenda, ‘Co-operatives for Europe – Moving Forward Together’.
Press conference: International Year of Co-operatives officially launched in EuropeOn January, 12 co-operatives and co-operative organisations across Europe and the world celebrated the start of the International Year of Co-operatives. Cooperatives Europe, together with the European organisations representing co-operative sectors...Thursday, 12 January 2012 - 1pm
Co-operatives welcome the new European policy document on Social BusinessLast 25 October the European Commission published a communication on Social Business Initiative: “Creating a favourable climate for social enterprises, key stakeholders in the social economy and innovation”. This initiative is part of a package of proposals for more responsible businesses, which follows up on the Single Market Act.