The document mentions cooperatives in the section “Business environment, regional integration and world markets” in the following paragraph: “Economic growth needs a favourable business environment. The EU should support the development of competitive local private sectors including by building local institutional and business capacity, promoting SMEs and cooperatives, supporting legislative and regulatory framework reforms and their enforcement (including for the use of electronic communications as a tool to support growth across all sectors), facilitating access to business and financial services and promoting agricultural, industrial and innovation policies”. To view the Communication: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/what/development-policies/documents/agenda_for_change_en.pdf