Cooperatives Europe, the European arm of the International Co-operative Allience, sent a clear and unequivocal message during its 2017 General Assembly currently meeting in Malta.

Through its 90 member organisations, Co-operatives Europe represents 141 million individual member cooperators owning 176,000 co-operative enterprises and providing jobs to 4.7 million European citizens – a force for economic growth and social change.

Co-operatives Europe advocates for a level playing field between cooperatives and other forms of enterprise. It also work to increase the knowledge of the cooperative business model across Europe and to facilitate the development of cooperative enterprises.