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Coopburo also keeps cooperatives up to date by sending out newsletters (Dutch / French).

22.11 | “Self-help through joint entrepreneurship in the South” (source: cooperatives Europe)

European cooperatives engage in development cooperation because they believe in the power of cooperatives to substantially improve the quality of life of people. Cooperative development seeks to empower people and communities to develop long-term livelihood-building strategies from the outset. In...

27.09 | Cooperatives creates almost 10% of world employment (source: cicopa.coop)

CICOPA, the international organisation of industrial and service cooperatives, published today its second global report on “Cooperatives and Employment”. Based on data from 156 countries, the updated estimate shows that employment in or within the scope of cooperatives concerns at...

15.09 | Public trusts employee-owned businesses more (source: insider.co.uk )

Commissioned by the Scottisch Employee Ownership Association (EOA) with support from Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS), the YouGov survey found 58 per cent of those Scottisch people questioned think employee-owned (EO) businesses are more trustworthy than non-EO businesses.   A further...

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...