Euro Coop

Consumer Co-operatives

Consumer co-operatives are organisations that belong to the members, consumers, who influence and control co-operatives' activities at every level. The aim of a co-operative is not to make a profit, but to be of use to its members and defend their interests. 

Consumer co-operatives were the first consumer organisations aiming to defend and promote consumers' interests, and in many countries they contributed to the creation of consumer associations, as it was recently the case in Sweden.

At the European level, Euro Coop's first purpose is to defend and promote consumers' interests. Its priorities are laid down by the members, consumer co-operatives' national organisations.

Euro Coop positions are drafted in closecollaboration with the experts employed by Euro Coop's member co-operatives in order to implement the actions and policies defined by consumers. 

Euro Coop's positions closely reflect consumers' expectations and concerns, expressed by the co-operatives' members or by the customers in shops.

Latest News

Fundraising Campaign: Coops & SDGs 2030
Fundraising Campaign: Coops & SDGs 2030

The ICA has drafted a  multiannual initiative  on co-operatives and the UN...

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Unfair Trading Practices Heating Up Brussels

Members of European Parliament from the Agricultural Committee voted in favour of extending the...

Luca Jahier - New EESC President
Luca Jahier - New EESC President

Juca Jahier - a long-standing ally to consumer co-operatives - was elected EESC 32nd President....

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CCU-Bulgaria: Social Distinction & Building of the Year

The Ministry of Labor and Social Policy annually holds "National Social Innovation...

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Human Rights and Supply Chains: A Consumer Co-operative Contribution

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Euro Coop Members’ Best Practices in Tackling Food Waste
Euro Coop Members’ Best Practices in Tackling Food Waste

Euro Coop members have since long engaged in the fight against food waste . Being ...

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