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  • Tuesday, 18 September 2012

    On September 12, 2012 the European Commission released the communication ‘The roots of democracy and sustainable development: Europe’s engagement with Civil Society in External relations’.

  • Monday, 17 September 2012

    On September 15, 2012 a new project lead by Cooperatives Europe started: 'Cooperatives in development'. The action, which is co-financed by the European Commission under the Non-State Actors grant scheme, builds upon the activities of the Cooperatives Europe Development Policy Group (DPG).

    The DPG was established by Cooperatives Europe in 2008, driven by its member's intrests in development and cooperation. The group convenes cooperative federations from Europe on issues of development policy and development implementation where and when cooperatives are involved.

  • Monday, 17 September 2012

    On September 15, a new project lead by Cooperatives Europe started: 'Cooperatives in development'. The action, which is co-financed by the European Commission under the Non-State Actors grant scheme, builds upon the activities of the Cooperatives Europe Development Policy Group (DPG).

  • Friday, 6 July 2012

    On 3rd July 2012 Cooperatives Europe, COSV, the Union of Co-operatives of Montenegro and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hosted the joint conference ‘The Case for Gateway Co-operatives in Montenegro and the Balkans’.

  • Friday, 6 July 2012

    On 3rd July 2012 Cooperatives Europe, COSV, the Union of Co-operatives of Montenegro and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hosted the joint conference ‘The Case for Gateway Co-operatives in Montenegro and the Balkans’.

  • Monday, 18 June 2012


    Cooperatives Europe, COSV Montenegro, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro, and the Union of Cooperatives of Montenegro are hosting a multi-level Balkan Co-operative Conference – The Case for Gateway Co-operatives in Montenegro and the Balkans: Reflections and Discussions. This event serves as a culminating event for the European Union funded co-operative rehabilitation project that COSV, Cooperatives Europe with several member and partner organisations, as well as local stakeholders have been implementing in Montenegro since June 2011.

  • Monday, 18 June 2012

    Cooperatives Europe, COSV Montenegro, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro, and the Union of Cooperatives of Montenegro are hosting a multi-level Balkan Co-operative Conference – The Case for Gateway Cooperatives in Montenegro and the Balkans: Reflections and Discussions. This event serves as a culminating event for the European Union funded co-operative rehabilitation project that COSV, Cooperatives Europe with several member and partner organisations, as well as local stakeholders have been implementing in Montenegro since June 2011.

  • Thursday, 7 June 2012

    The new Union of "Macedonian Association of Agriculture Cooperatives" has just been created, an inauguration that introduces a reinvigorated element into the panorama of co-operative development in the Balkan region. Indeed, the Union is born out of a democratic decision of its now-members.

    Cooperatives Europe, COSV and other co-operative unions and experts from Europe have served as a motor for the dynamic engine that drove the establishment of this new Union.

  • Thursday, 7 June 2012

    The new "Macedonian Association of Agricultural Cooperatives" has just been created, an inauguration that introduces a reinvigorated element into the panorama of co-operative development in the Balkan region. Indeed, the Union is born out of a democratic decision of its now-members.

    Cooperatives Europe, COSV and other co-operative unions and experts from Europe have served as a motor for the dynamic engine that drove the establishment of this new Union. 

  • Thursday, 26 April 2012

    On 23 April Cooperatives Europe opened the European Co-operative Week with the conference ‘Co-operative contributions to the EU 2020 strategy’, organized in collaboration with the EU Commission. The conference was aimed to highlight the social and economic importance of co-operatives.

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