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18.07 | TransfertoCOOPS.eu – new website for transferring SMEs into worker-owned cooperatives (source: coopseurope.coop)

With over 450,000 SMEs transferred each year in the EU, transfers into worker-owned cooperatives remain an untapped source of economic dynamism which could ensure secure jobs, sustainable expertise and participation in collective and democratic projects. This new dedicated website aims...

18.07 | Cooperatives as an innovative model in the care sector, for workers and service users (source: ILO.org/carecooperatives.eu)

According to a recent ILO report, cooperatives are emerging as an innovative model in the care sector, both as care providers and as employers. Among key findings from the report, produced as a part of the ILO’s research initiative on...

18.07 | Are you a young person developing a cooperative project with a collaborative economy dimension? If yes, you can win a trip to Paris! (source: CooperativesEurope, Coop FR & YECN)

Are you a young person aged 18-35 developing a cooperative project or setting up a cooperative business with a collaborative economy dimension? If yes, we want to hear from you! What’s the prize? A trip to Paris – flights and...

18.07 | Coop Italia confirmed its leadership position in the Italian hypermarket and supermarket channels (source: esmmagazine.com)

Italian retail cooperative Coop Italia has reported a marginal annual growth in sales of 0.2% to €13.1 billion for 2016. There are also positive signs from the first months of 2017, with Coop Italia experiencing a 1.6% growth in sales,...

29.06 | Omgeving cvba wint Jo Crepain Prijs voor Innovatief Architectenbureau: werkerscoöperatie als antwoord op zelfstandigenstructuur (bron: architectura.be)

De winnaars van de Jo Crepain Prijzen zijn bekendgemaakt. Ook in de categorie Innovatief Architectenbureau niets dan sterke bureaus: evr-Architecten uit Gent, a2o architecten uit Hasselt, en Stramien en OMGEVING uit Antwerpen. Het meest gecharmeerd was de jury door OMGEVING....

13.06 | Call for Rochdale Pioneers Award Nominations 2017 (source: ica.coop)

Do you know someone who is committed to the co-operative values and principles? Does your organisation wish to honour the achievements of a colleague who has provided innovative solutions to meeting member needs? Would you like to nominate a co-operative...

13.06 | European Award for Cooperative Innovation : Belgian candidates? (source: cogeca.eu)

The “European Award for Cooperative Innovation” is a Cogeca initiative since 2009 (4th edition) that aims to recognise and promote practices and innovative solutions designed by European agri-cooperatives. And to share, within the sector and with policy makers, the achievements...

09.06 | "Co-operatives ensure no-one is left behind", message from the International Co-operative Alliance (soucre : ica.coop)

At a time when income inequality is rising around the world, it is good to remember that solutions for inequality exist. The co-operative model is foremost among these. Its internationally agreed definition, principles and values set it apart from all...

30.05 | Different types of Swedish cooperatives launches Cooperatives Sweden (source: thenews.coop)

A national apex federation has been created for Sweden’s co-ops to “modernise” the image of the business model there. Co-operatives Sweden, launched on 11 May, was set up by Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF), the Swedish Co-operative Union (KF), the...

30.05 | Cooperatives - Key partners in the new European Consensus on Development (source : coopseurope.coop)

After a year of actively participating in consultations, Cooperatives Europe is pleased that three distinct mentions are highlighting the importance of cooperatives as key actors in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. On 17th of May 2017 the European Union...