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Conference: “Businesses for Development: Perspectives from the Cooperative World”

2015-01-28
Conference: “Businesses for Development: Perspectives from the Cooperative World”

 

Conference: “Businesses for Development: Perspectives from the Cooperative World”

Wednesday, 28th  January 2015 – European Parliament, 15:00 – 18:30

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On January 28th, the event 'Business for Development: Perspectives from Cooperative World' will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels.

The event, co-organised by Cooperatives Europe and Euro Coop and hosted by the Chair of the Development (DEVE) Committee Ms Linda McAvan MEP, will be the occasion to present to the audience new online development platform and hold an open exchange with invited stakeholders about the role of cooperatives in development and their specific contribution to it.

Register now - You have until the 20th of January!

Draft programme:

Moderator

Dr. Bruce Byiers, Policy Officer for Economic Transformation and Trade Programme, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM).

15.00

Opening by MEP Linda McAvan, Chair of the European Parliament Development (DEVE) Committee

15.15

“Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) 2014-2020”, Paul Renier, Deputy Head of Unit at DG DevCo, European Commission.

15.30

Presentation and official launch of the online development platform - Klaus Niederländer, Director of Cooperatives Europe.

15.45

Presentations:

  • Cooperative programme in Africa in the agricultural and education sector, by Linda Shaw, Co-operative Education and Research, Co-operative College.
  • Cooperative programme in Latin America in the agricultural and finance sector, by Kurt Moors, BRS
  • Cooperative programme in Africa in the value-chain and retail sector, by Brian Sønderby Sundstrup, Coop Denmark
16.30

Debate and Q&A session - Exchanges on cooperative development approach, which will build on the experience of the projects from the presentations and development policies.

17.15

Wrapping up and conclusions - Todor Ivanov, Secretary General of Euro Coop.

17.30

Cocktail & Networking

18.30

Closing of the event

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