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Top 300 co-operatives are worth over 2 trillion

05/11/2013 - The world’s top 300 co-operatives have continued to grow, achieving an overall turnover of USD $2,097 billion in 2011. The results of the survey confirm an increase from 2010, when the world's top 300 co-operatives...

Success for the online campaign stories.coop. A new site for promoting the database, with innovations

18/10/2013 - Stories.coop is the first global digital campaign to choose the storytelling tradition as a way of communicating the cooperative experience to the general public. Devised for 2012, the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, the aim of Stories.coop was to present a new story of cooperation from around the world every day (...) 

Co-operatives fly through financial crisis

The global co-operative sector defied a general business trend and thrived through the heights of the Global Financial Crisis, according to a new scientific report.

The inaugural World Co-operative Monitor, ranking the largest co-operative and mutual enterprises by turnover and collecting data on all sizes of co-operatives across the globe in categories, was launched today in Manchester by its partners the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and The European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE).

European Commissioner Barnier responds to Euricse's appeal

26/09/2012 - Good news for European cooperative banking. After the European Banking Authority, now the European Commission, represented by the Commissioner responsible for internal market and services, Michel Barnier, has also responded positively to the appeal launched by Euricse

The uncertain future of the European Cooperative Society in the European Commission report on the implementation of the regulation

The comments of Antonio Fici, professor at the University of Molise (Italy) and scientific representative of the Study on the implementation of Regulation 1435/2003 on the Statute for European Cooperative Society at Euricse

"Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world" conference draws to a close

19/03/2012 - The conference “Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world” closed on Friday in Venice. The two-day conference featured over 50 speakers from around the world debating issues connected to the cooperative world. Carlo Borzaga, the president of Euricse, summed up the conference with a concluding statement“A demand for cooperation is emerging, ...

"More attention to cooperative and local banks is essential to Europe's economic recovery"

16/03/2012 - Carlo Borzaga, the president of Euricse, launched an appeal on behalf of the community of experts from the cooperative world yesterday in Venice, during the international conference on cooperatives “Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world”. He asked all the European Union heads of state and government, the EU’s governing bodies and the European banking authorities to pay more attention “to the role of cooperative banks in Europe’s economic recovery.”....

First statements from keynote speakers on the economic importance of the cooperative model

16/03/2012 - In order to cope with the economic and social crisis, “in the future we will have to ask for help from the cooperative world. Not just in the social services, but also in the reorganization of labour, taking inspiration from this alternative model.” So said Romano Prodi, Italy’s former Prime Minister and the ex-president of the European Commission yesterday, opening the international conference “Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world...

New responses to the global crisis from the cooperative movement

The international conference “Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world” will be held in Venice on 15-16 March. The programme has been structured to alternate opportunities for in-depth scientific analysis with more informal special events, where participants can debate the most critical global economic issues from a “cooperative” perspective.

Exploring the role of cooperatives in contemporary economies

2012 is officially the International Year of Cooperatives, and Italy is ready to host one of the year’s most important meetings at a global level, a scientifically oriented and highly topical discussion of the role of cooperatives in contemporary economies.