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  • Wednesday, 17 October 2012

    On October 10, 2012 Cooperatives Europe director Klaus Niederländer took part in an international strategy meeting of 40 European policy makers and experts from 15 European countries as well as Canada in the north of Denmark. This parliamentary hearing was organised by the World Future Council and the Climate Service Center, in order to push forward the renewable energy transition in Europe and on how to actually achieve it.
     

  • Monday, 1 October 2012

    On September 28-29, 2012 the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU hosted a high-level cooperative conference in Nicosia as part of the EU’s contributions to the UN International Year of Cooperatives. Around 200 participants attended the event, which was organised by Cooperatives Europe and the Cypriot Authority for the Supervision and Development of Cooperative Societies.

  • Monday, 1 October 2012

    On September 28-29, 2012 the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU hosted a high-level cooperative conference in Nicosia as part of the EU’s contributions to the UN International Year of Cooperatives. Around 200 participants attended the event, which was organised by Cooperatives Europe and the Cypriot Authority for the Supervision and Development of Cooperative Societies.

     

  • Monday, 24 September 2012

    High-level policy documents and fora are increasingly involving the private sector in development activities. But which private sector? From where? What kind of approaches? And how is the private sector being involved in the achievement of development goals?

  • Wednesday, 19 September 2012

    Cooperative enterprises put forward a decentralized energy system as a better solution for today’s energy challenges. To bring this discussion to a wider audience, Cooperatives Europe will host three workshop sessions and a film viewing to look at the idea of bringing Power to the people. Bringing together diverse panels of experts and key actors in the renewable energy field, we will explore how cooperatives are reshaping the energy market.

  • 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’. The new definition of Civil Society Organisation includes cooperative enteprises.

  • 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).

  • Monday, 10 September 2012

    Cooperatives Europe intervened at the EU conference on employment policy organised by the European Commission: "Jobs for Europe - the employment policy conference" on September 6, 2012. This high-level conference was opened by speeches from the EU's three key leaders - the President of EU Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz and the President of the European Council, Mr. Herman van Rompuy. 

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