25 April 2012

First co-operative banks dialogue with academics on the 25th of April at the European Parliament

Organised on the 25th of April by the EACB in the framework of the European Co-operative Week (23rd -28th April 2012) and hosted by Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament.

2012 has been proclaimed by United Nations the International Year of Co-operatives (IYC) with the motto “co-operative enterprises build a better world”. In this context the European Co-operative Organisations are celebrating the European Co-operative Week (23rd -28th April 2012) to showcase the co-operative contributions to build a better world and their contributions to the EU Agenda 2020. As the voice of 4.000 co-operative banks in Europe the EACB is organising a debate on 25th April 2012 at the European Parliament in Brussels to assess the role of co-operative banks in achieving a more sustainable, inclusive and solid European economy. This first academic dialogue should allow researchers and academics but also policy makers, co-operative banks and relevant stakeholders to present their reflections and discuss their expectations for the future. What are the results of the latest research? How is the crisis changing the banking landscape? Why co-operative banks are different from the other banks? How can they contribute to stability and to a sustainable financing of the local economies? At this occasion, Mr. Sven Giegold, MEP, will also present the Greens European Programme for a social and solidarity based economy in Europe.

For the full programme of the event please click HERE.

For the presentations performed during the event and for the pictures please click HERE.


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