70 young people from 10 countries in Europe, representing thousands of European youth, have formed the Young European Co-operators Network….
“We are working towards a world democratically owned in common, moving beyond an economy based on private ownership and accumulation of wealth. Across the globe our generation is inheriting gross inequalities, environmental destruction and shameful poverty. Our movement, the co-operative movement, can transform society. It can create meaningful and rewarding work, empower the disempowered and serve the collective well-being of people and our planet. But only if it truly enacts the values of equality, democracy and sustainable development and only if it puts young people at the heart of its future.
“Through sharing ideas, skills and knowledge this network will support the growth of a vibrant, strong and innovative network of young co-operators. Yesterday we started building the future of the co-operative movement and we ask you to join us.”
The launch by Cooperatives Europe took place on April 23 2015 at the Cooperatives Europe General Assembly in Paris.
Read the full statement and join the Network….