CEDP Projekt

Kooperationen deltager i projektet Kooperativer for udvikling. Projektet, der er ledet af Cooperatives Europe, er medfinansieret af Europa-Kommissionen i henhold til ikke-statslige aktørers tilskudsordning.

Projektet bygger på aktiviteterne i Cooperatives Europe Development Platform (CEDP). Projektet blev lanceret i 2012 og tager udgangspunkt i arbejdsmetoder og strategier til udviklingen af kooperativer verden over. Projektet sigter mod at implementere erfaringer med henblik på en systematisk, effektdrevet og bæredygtig tilgang, der skal gøre den kooperative forretningsmodel mere synlig blandt den enkelte, samfundet og staten. 

Projektet søger ligeledes at forstærke dialogen mellem de kooperative organisationer og EU-beslutningstagere med henblik på at skabe sammenhæng mellem EU-politikker og strategisk udvikling af nye kooperativer, således at den kooperative forretningsmodel opnår større synlighed indenfor EU.

Projektpartnere er: Kooperationen (DK), AJEEC-NISPED (Israel), Cecop-Cicopa Europe, CERA-BRS (Belgium), The Co-operative College (UK), Coopermondo-Confcooperative (Italy), DGRV (Germany), Eurocoop (EU), Legacoop (Italy), WeEffect (Sweden).

Associerede partnere: ACC – The Central Union of Turkish Agricultural Credit Cooperatives (Turkey), The Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO), ICA - International Cooperative Alliance (central Offices), ICA Africa, Cooperatives of the Americas, ICA Asia Pacific.

Rapport: Building Strong Development Cooperatives

Formålet med rapporten Building Strong Development Cooperatives er at styrke samarbejdet mellem kooperativer og EU-institutioner samt diskutere og finde svar på de udfordringer, som både eksisterende og fremtidige partnerskaber mellem kooperativer og EU i dag står overfor.

Rapporten giver endvidere et indblik i kooperativernes specifikke arbejdsmetoder og målsætninger inden for bæredygtig udvikling og de fordele der er i samarbejdet mellem kooperativer og internationale institutioner. Med Building Strong Development Cooperatives ønsker CEDP dels at synliggøre den kooperative forretningsmodel og udbrede fordelene ved nye kooperative forretningsformer, dels at belyse, hvordan EU kan inddrage kooperativer i grænseoverskridende problemstillinger og i udviklingsarbejde med henblik på en forstærket dialog.

Du kan hente projektrapporten her: Building Strong Development Cooperation Partnership Opportunities Between Cooperatives and the EU (pdf) 
Du kan læse et interview om Kooperationens rolle i CEDP her 

New Report: “Good practices in international cooperative development: Why creating a knowledge sharing culture is key for international cooperative development work”

Aiming to foster a better understanding of the methods and approaches used by the Cooperatives Europe Development Platform (CEDP) organisations in their international cooperative development work, the document maps the CEDP activities in diverse geographic and thematic areas, showcasing good practices and tools used by members.

This research is intended to encourage partnerships between CEDP members by highlighting each organisation’s specific expertise as well as potential synergies, and to enable external actors to better understand the advantages of international cooperative development as a successful development approach.

Carried out in the framework of the ICA-EU Partnership (#coops4dev), the new research was led by Cooperatives Europe, The Co-operative College, Coopermondo-Confcooperative and Kooperationen, and supported by all CEDP members. 

This publication has been produced with the fnancial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Cooperatives Europe, and can in no way be taken to refect the views of the European Union.

Report: Good practices in international cooperative development: Why creating a knowledge sharing culture is key for international cooperative development work

Cooperatives in Development 

‘Cooperatives in development' was a project led by Cooperatives Europe and co-financed by the European Commission under the Non-State Actors (NSA) grant scheme. This initiative, which started in September 2012 and ended in September 2015 built upon the activities of the Cooperatives Europe Development Platform (CEDP), aimed at fostering exchanges within the global cooperative network for an impact-driven, coordinated, and sustainable cooperative development approach.

CEDP members seek to enhance dialogue with the EU institutions, providing decision-makers with input and data from grass-roots cooperatives so as to support coherent EU policy-making and strategic planning, and advocating for greater visibility of cooperatives within EU policies, and they meet every 4 months to share good practices and plan common activities for the strengthening of the cooperative development network.

The success of the project has been the catalyser for the new ICA-EU partnership on co-operative development, which started in March 2016. In the same lines of the CEDP, the Global Co-operative Development Platform (GCDP), launched in October 2016 during the International Summit of Co-operatives, represents an effort from global co-operative actors involved in development, to exchange knowledge, strengthen networks and raise visibility and knowledge about the role co-operatives play in international development. Within the GCDP, the CEDP represents the expertise of Cooperatives Europe in international development.

Cooperatives are an effective tool in international development since they are run by and for local people, developing, and passing on, the business expertise. Profits generated stay local, and are invested in the cooperative, the local area or distributed to the local owners.

Project partners:  Kooperationen (DK), AJEEC-NISPED (Israel), Cecop-Cicopa Europe, CERA-BRS (Belgium), The Co-operative College (UK), Coopermondo-Confcooperative (Italy), DGRV (Germany), Eurocoop (EU), Legacoop (Italy), WeEffect (Sweden).

Associate partners: ACC – The Central Union of Turkish Agricultural Credit Cooperatives (Turkey), The Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO), ICA - International Cooperative Alliance (central Offices), ICA Africa, Cooperatives of the Americas, ICA Asia Pacific.

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Cooperative Development

International cooperative development is an approach that focuses on creating wealth, promoting a better quality of life, and reducing poverty through the promotion of the cooperative business model and the capacity building of cooperative entrepreneurship worldwide. Cooperatives as member-owned and member-driven enterprises have a proven track-record of being socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.