Cooperatives are businesses which are owned by their members – people like you – who
have an equal say in how the cooperative is run, and share the profit the business makes
among each other. Cooperatives put people before profit.
1 out of 5 people in the EU is a member of a cooperative
Cooperatives are leaders of change, offering a fair and sustainable vision of the world where economic growth and social change exist in harmony. This is why cooperatives have been recognized as key partners for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Their unique position in transforming lives through democracy, education and self-help puts people and communities in charge of their own livelihoods.
#CoopsInspireChange is a citizen cross-cutting campaign of the European cooperative movement coordinated by Cooperatives Europe. It is a social media campaign that will showcase examples of cooperative contribution across Europe directly through the citizens and communities.
Join the campaign! Show us how #CoopsInspireChange
This May European citizens will determine the direction the European Union will take by voting in the Elections of the new European Parliament. It’s time to show the huge impact cooperatives have on communities and citizens in Europe and worldwide. It’s time to show how #CoopsInspireChange. Join our campaign!
We want our future representatives to see the impact cooperatives have across the EU and discover each-other’s initiatives while encouraging our communities to vote.
The social media action will cross over with European Parliament’s #ThisTimeImVoting campaign.
Show & tell: #CoopsInspireChange
Take a photo or a video with our postcard printable and speech bubbles and tell us (or show!) how #CoopsInspireChange for you. Get creative and get everyone involved.
Spread the word on social media
#ThisTimeImVoting: Vote and inform others
With self-responsibility and democracy as some of the main cornerstones for cooperatives, this election we encourage our communities and networks to have their say in the future of Europe and vote in the European elections. This is what you can do:
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