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e urope
European Region
of the International
Co-operative Alliance

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Latest RSS Newsfeed represents
http://feeds.feedburner.com/CooperativesinEurope a force for economic growth and
Press Room social change of 163 million member
co-operators owning 267,000
Public Positions
co-operative enterprises and giving
jobs to 5,4 million European citizens

Make contact with the Secretariat

Director - Rainer Schlüter
EUCC & EU Lobby - Agnès Mathis
Communications - Ray Collins
Finance & projects - Marc Noel
Director’s PA & Office management - Antonina Guarrella


Square Ambiorix, 32 bte 2 - BE – 1000 Brussels
Tel. +322 280 16 09 - office@coopseurope.coop
values 175 co-operative organisations join forces …
•the biggest membership organisation in Europe •promoting the co-operative model of enterprise
•with members from 6 European Business Sectors •and from 37 countries of the European Region
together …
•to unite, represent, promote and defend co-operatives in Europe •to support & grow the co-operative
self-responsibility, model of enterprise and co-operative organizations across Europe •to provide consultation, research,
development, members’ services and share experience and best practice.

democracy co-operating
to initiate actions …
•campaigning for the co-operative difference and added value
equality and solidarity. •lobbying for the inclusion of mutuality, democracy, co-operative dividend, indivisible reserves,
co-operative values in European Union and national legislation and opposing demutualisation
•using the European Co-operative Society Statute (SCE) for inter-co-operation
In the tradition •acting to be counted in the national and European statistical systems
•mapping co-operative development projects and capacities and developing projects at the European
and international levels
of their founders, to find solutions …
•being recognized as an European Social Partner and starting the process to be integrated into the
European Cross-sector Social Dialogue
co-operative members •setting up & supporting a European Institute of Co-operative Studies for Research & Education on the
co-operative future - EURISCE
•developing the .COOP web domain name (http://europe.coop) on the internet for better visibility of
the different business nature of co-operatives
believe in the ethical

with strategic objectives

values of honesty, more influence to promote and strengthen co-operative representation and institutional recognition & to
enhance co-operative identity, visibility & image
more members to consolidate and increase membership in the European region
openness, more enterprises to develop strong co-operative enterprises for social and economic progress
more sustainability to strengthen financial capacity & to maintain good governance with a committed
people base
social responsibility
with good governance by
•Co-Presidents: Dame Pauline Green (UK), Vice president –Europe of global ICA and
Etienne Pflimlin (FR ), Chair of EU Co-ordination Committee
and caring for others. •Board of Directors – 19 elected members
•Executive Committee – 2 co-presidents and 5 Board members
•General Assembly (annual), Regional Assembly (bi-annual for strategy revision),
Congress (for elections every 4 years)
•EU Co-ordination Committee (EUCC for EU consultation & lobby): membership from European sector
and national Apex organisations