Cooperative enterprises enable people around the world to become protagonists of their own social and economic development. The EU partnership programme ‘Cooperatives in Development – People-centred businesses in action’ will work on promoting the cooperative business model in global, regional and local development policies, and strengthening cooperative organisations as viable actors in development processes in their own rights. This programme will run from March 2016 to September 2020.
Cooperatives Europe’s main activities are to promote and defend the cooperative enterprise model and to provide services to members such as information & research, EU consultations and a platform for exchange. Cooperatives Europe is the Europe Region of the International Co-operative Alliance. More information is available at: www.coopseurope.coop.
The International Co-operative Alliance is an independent, non-governmental organisation established in 1895 to unite, represent and serve co-operatives worldwide. More information is available at: www.ica.coop.