In adopting resolution 60/136 the United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Co-operatives (hereafter IYC), noting the impact co-operatives enterprises have on ‘poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration’.
In the aftermath of the financial crisis and at the start of a new legislative mandate for the European Commission and the European Parliament, the 4th Convention was the occasion to promote co-operative banks and their specific business model in a changing context.
Events by thematics
Every year the EACB is taking part as partners in big international events: summits, forums, conferences and regulatory debates. We are also organising every year the Academic Conference and every two years a convention on co-operative banking.