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Cooperatives in development – people-centered businesses in action

Cooperatives in development – people-centered businesses in action

In March 2016, Cooperatives Europe together with the ICA entered into a partnership with the European Commission as part of its commitment to support the Civil Society Organisations active in international development. The partnership was achieved thanks to the work of Cooperatives Europe Development Platform (CEDP), promoting the potential of cooperative enterprises in development and thus earning cooperatives recognition within the relevant EU development policies over the recent years. In 2012 cooperatives were formally recognised as important civil society actors by the EU, covering areas such as social inclusion and economic empowerment. The project is to run until 31 August 2020. 

Kick off meeting

The project kick-off meeting will take place between 21 and 24 June gathering ICA regional officers involved in the implementation of the development project. It will also serve as an opportunity for capacity building and training for the people involved.  The meeting will provide an overview of project aims, results and activities and concentrate on the budget as well as the Annual Action Plan.