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29.03 | The ROE of co-operative banks are more stable than non cooperative banks (source: TIAS School for Business and Society)

TIAS School for Business and Society releases a report which examines key indicators of European co-operative banks in the context of rapidly changing and challenging external circumstances and also compares the performance of co-operative banks to that of all other...

29.03 | Vier recent opgerichte producentenorganisaties krijgen opstartsteun van Vlaamse overheid (bron: VlaamsRuraalNetwerk)

Europa en de Vlaamse overheid stimuleren individuele landbouwers om zich te vereningen in producentenorganisaties (po’s). Dit zou moeten leiden tot iets meer ‘marktmacht’, betere prijzen en leveringsvoorwaarden. Niet alleen zorgt de overheid hierbij voor een wetgevend kader - want in...

21.03 | Growers Join to Launch National Ag Data Cooperative (source: hoosieragtoday.com)

A cooperative of growers and an agricultural data nonprofit have agreed to combine their technology platforms and create a vital resource for data-driven agriculture — a neutral, secure and private data storage repository controlled by growers. The combined platforms will...

14.03 | Employee share ownership is growing across Europe (source: EFES)

The ownership stake held by employees in large European companies has never been so high before, with 3.20% in 2016 compared to 2.48% in 2006, reports EFES is the European Federation of Employee Share Ownership.The Survey done by is based...

14.03 | 2017’s International Day of Co-operatives will celebrate inclusion (source: thenews.coop)

The world’s co-operators will celebrate the global movement on 1 July – and this year the theme is inclusion.The theme for the United Nations International Day of Co-operatives was chosen by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Co-operatives...

14.02 | Co-operative Bank (UK) is up for sale (source : thenews.coop)

The Co-operative Bank has started a sale process inviting offers for all of its issued ordinary share capital. The Co-operative Bank has over four million customers, of which 2 million our members, across the UK and is currently the only...

08.02 | WE OWN IT! : a campaign on youth coops entrepreneurship (source: cicopa)

For the past several years, the level of youth unemployment in the world has increased to alarming levels. At the same time, young people around the globe have been expressing increasing dissatisfaction about mainstream economic governance and an increasing interest...

04.01 | Coöperatie Coforta wil met maatwerk antwoord bieden op toenemende schaalvergroting en individualisering van hun leden (bron: agf.nl)

De leden van de Nederlandse Coöperatie Coforta U.A. (eigenaar van The Greenery B.V.) hebben enkele maatregelen goedgekeurd om antwoorden te bieden op de toenemende schaalvergroting en individualisering onder de leden. Zo wordt de ledenraad afgeschaft: grotere teeltbedrijven prefereren rechtstreekse inspraak...

21.12 | Tech workers launches a coop of coops in the UK’s digital sector to ‘make the world better and fairer with technology’ (source: cecop.coop)

Cooperatives from the digital sector are joining together in the UK around the Megazord project, a coalition of tech-focused cooperatives that pool their resources to achieve their shared aims : “making the world better and fairer with technology”.The collective is...

16.12 | Recommendations on the Global Cooperative Development Platform to strengthen collaboration between co-operative development organisations as Cera (source : coopseurope.coop)

Established five years ago, Cooperatives Europe Development Platforms’s (CEDP - where Cera is an active participant) past work as well as its recognition on the EU level has been instrumental in today’s creation of the Global Network. Whilst the CEDP...