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21.09 | Commissioner Bienkowska: Cooperatives as vehicles for EU entrepreneurial mind-set beyond job creation (source : Cooperatives Europe)

With over 141 million cooperators in Europe, the contribution of cooperative enterprises to the EU is undeniable. As support and investment from the European institutions is crucial to the development and visibility of cooperatives not only on the EU level,...

24.07 | More cooperatives than other businesses survive, in the UK & Belgium! (source : uk.coop & BelgianCooperativeMonitor)

New cooperative businesses are almost twice as likely as start-up companies to survive their first five years according to The Co-operative Economy 2018, produced by trade body Co-operatives UK. It reveals that just 44% of companies survive the difficult early years...

17.07 | Do you already have .coop and the coop marque? The dot in your web address tells the world more about your business than anything else online. Get the .coop domain now. (source: www.coop)

Why .coop? Because the letters after the dot in your web address tell the world more about your business than anything else online. And first impressions matter. Are you a commercial business, an organisation, a network. A bar even? It’s...

08.06 | Cooperatives provide security and meaningful jobs to young people, even in a changing world of work (source: cicopa.coop)

CICOPA, the international organisation of industrial and service cooperatives, has published today a new “Global Study on Youth Cooperative Entrepreneurship”, as part of its campaign “We own it! The future of work is ours”. The study is based on desk...

27.04 | European Parlement adopts common corporate tax proposals that duly consider the specificities of cooperatives and grants specific exemptions for them (source: cooperativeseurope.coop)

On 15th March, the Members of the European Parliament approved the Corporate Tax Reforms package encompassing the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base and the Common Corporate Tax Base (CCTB) which is a complementary measure that creates the basis for a...

05.04 | What is the impact of – technological – changes on producers & workerscooperatives? (source: cicopa)

People working in or within the framework of cooperatives make up 10% of the global employed population according to conservative estimates. The organization of work and of the production of goods and services is experiencing profound changes that may strongly...

13.12 | A call for a cooperative Future of Europe (source: coopseurope.coop)

Cooperatives Europe released a Cooperative Call to Action on the Future of Europe to unlock the potential for a wider cooperative economy across Europe. A reflection on Juncker’s speech and the work of the European institutions on the White Paper...

28.11 | The Top 300 co-operatives and mutuals report a total turnover of 2.16 billion USD (source: monitor.coop)

The International Co-operative Alliance and Euricse, the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises, published its sixth annual World Co-operative Monitor in the framework of the Global cooperative Conference in Malaysia. The publication reports on the world’s largest co-operative...

28.11 | Ariel Guarco, from Argentina, elected president of the International Co-operative Alliance (source: ica.coop)

Ariel Guarco from Argentina has been elected president of the International Co-operative Alliance. The election took place at the International Co-operative Alliance’s General Assembly, a biennial event, held this year in Malaysia. Mr Guarco is president of Cooperar, the Co-operative...