Single Market Act: A Response from the European Scientific Community

This document was drafted by the authors of the open letter to the European Commission titled “From Words to Action: Supporting Cooperative and Social Enterprises to Achieve a More Inclusive, Sustainable and Prosperous Europe.” The letter, signed by over 400 European academics, was officially presented to European Commissioners Michel Barnier and Antonio Tajani on October 13, 2010. Read More

Mountain agriculture and the common agricultural policy

With this position paper, Euricse would like to emphasize the importance of mountain agriculture as one of the main avenues in achieving the sustainable growth objectives that are at the centre of today’s European agenda, and to lend our contribution to the conversation about the future of the Common Agricultural Policy. Read More

The European common agricultural policy and the role of enterprise networks

After a series of reforms begun in 1992, the governments and institutions of Europe have arrived at a juncture whereby they are in the process of defining their agenda in support of the agricultural sector—a sector that secures the livelihood of millions of farmers and occupies a physical space that extends across over 45% of the EC’s footprint. Read More

From words to action: supporting cooperative and social enterprises to achieve a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous Europe

More than 400 researchers and academics from 29 European countries signed the plea "From words to action: supporting cooperative and social enterprises to achieve a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous Europe". The plea, originated from a Carlo Borzaga's initative (President of Euricse), was sent to the European COmmission and takes the cue from the statements on the importance of social economy released by the Commissioners Michel Barnier and Antonio Tajani at the European Parliament on the day of their assignment. Read More

Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world

This report summarizes the main findings of the conference ‘Promoting the Understanding of Cooperatives for a Better World’, which was co-organized by Euricse and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) on 15 and 16 March 2012 in Venice, Italy. The report draws mainly, but not exclusively, on the papers and presentations delivered by the invited speakers. Read More