Study on the implementation of Regulation 1435/2003 on the Statute for European Cooperative Society

The “SCE project” was carried out in execution of a service contract between the European Commission - DG Enterprise and Industry and a Consortium formed by Cooperatives Europe, EKAI Center, and Euricse, who represented and led the Consortium.

The subject of the contract was “a study on the implementation of the Regulation 1435/2003 on the Statute for European Cooperative Society (Societas Cooperativa Europaea - SCE) in all EU Member States and EEA countries (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein): rules applied to the SCE, national legislation on cooperatives and impact of the Statute on the national legislation and the promotion of cooperatives in EU countries; recommendations for future legislation”.  

The Final study and the results of the research were presented during an International conference held in Brussels on October 5th 2010. The conference was attended by 70 experts from 19 different countries and by representatives of the DG ENTR of the European Commission.

Support to comprehensive rural development in Montenegro, through rehabilitation of the cooperative system

The “Montenegro” project is part of the European Commission Programme IPA 2008 - supporting measures, which offers assistance to countries aspiring to join the European Union during the period 2007-2013. Assistance is provided on the basis of the European partnerships of the potential candidate countries and the Accession partnerships of the candidate countries, which means the Western Balkan countries and Turkey. The lead partner of the project is Cooperatives Europe; Euricse, COSV (Coordination Committee of Organizations for Voluntary Service), CECOP (European Confederation of Worker Cooperatives, Social Cooperatives and Social and Participative Enterprises), UCM (Union of Cooperatives Montenegro) and the Montenegrin Ministry of Agriculture are the other partners.