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Cooperatives and social innovation

16 May 2011 [ English ] français ]

The European Parliament has adopted an own-initiative report by Judith A. Merkies (S&D, NL) on May 12th in response to the European Commission Communication setting out the main initiatives needed to create “Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative: Innovation Union”.

The rapport stresses the role played by social economy and in particular cooperatives in social innovation “by devising and implementing the means to meet needs which are not taken into account by the market and by conventional forms of entrepreneurship”.