Did you know that a business model exists that is owned and controlled democratically by its members?
And that works for the benefit of the community.

But what is a coop?



Have you got a brilliant idea and you want to start your business?
Are you a group of people wishing to set up a new enterprise?

How do you set it up?



Start your own cooperative now!
Someone out there is ready to provide you assistance.

Search for a local support point.

🇪🇺 #POconf18 via streaming.
Thanks for streaming @EUAgri from 🇪🇸 Spain ¡¡
#CoopStarter #POs: #OPs

How do producer organisations, such as #Cooperatives (#Coops), benefit farmers? Follow the presentations & discussions at the #POconf18 conference via live stream at:

🚀Commission’s efforts to create a more entrepreneurial culture in EU gives support to projects like #CoopStarter & #TransfertoCOOPS.

Read the interview with @BienkowskaEU to find out new #coops projects invested in >>

🚀#ImACoopStarter campaign is on! Feel like start-up's are missing the cooperative factor? Help us kick-start change, tell us why you're a #CoopStarter >>

Great opportunity for potential #CoopStarter's! 🇧🇪⬇️
Want to set up a business in Brussels? Value sustainability and democracy?Submit your ideas to @febecoop by 20th Sept and WIN a 5 day coaching by experts >>

🚀Are you a young cooperator under 40? Grab your phone, camera or drone and tell us: why start a coop? You'll help inspire a new generation of cooperators.
All the info >> << #ImACoopStarter #yecn #CoopStarter

RT @CoopsEurope: 🚀Young and a #CoopStarter? Grab your phone, camera or drone, find a cool location and tell us: why start a #coop? Your vid…

RT @CoopsEurope: 🚀Young and a #CoopStarter? Grab your phone, camera or drone, find a cool location and tell us: why start a #coop? Your vid…

🚀Young and a #CoopStarter? Grab your phone, camera or drone, find a cool location and tell us: why start a #coop?
Your video will inspire hundreds of new young cooperators. All the details >> #ImACoopStarter

📢We're hiring a #coops4dev🌍 Project Officer in cooperative development, training and education. You'll be working to upscale #CoopStarter on an international level in #Brussels.

Apply by August 13 >>

Day 2 of #CoopStarter 2.0 is on and we are hearing from Belgian #cooperators themselves: @Coopcitybxl, Coop IT Easy and @DeclicTour. Thanks for bringing the inspiration!🚀

Thanks to Adrien Majourel of who shared about @sango_media: a potential #coop and an international communication agency for organizations that make a difference. Check them out! #CoopStarter

Thanks for @Uni_Foundation for joining us this morning! Working closely with @EU_Commission and partners to accelerate the modernisation of the European Higher Education Area. #CoopStarter

Glad to have @cooperativeSui on board as a new project partner for #CoopStarter 2.0 - the Swiss organisation for the Social Economy. Welcome!

Kickstarting #CoopStarter 2.0 meeting this morning at the very nice premises of @SMartBe_FR in Brussels - a #coop of 20,000 members.

Check out to find out more about the programme 🚀

#CoopStarter 2.0 project meeting is already tomorrow! Can you guess what I'm going to make the participants do with the items below 🙂 ? #teambuilding

Ricordate questo gruppo? Noi e i nostri partner di #CoopStarter da domani a Bruxelles per fare il punto e per cominciare a pubblicare i primi risultati. Pronti a scoprire quali sono? @paolabellotz @GianGranero @novalore

🚀Remember this group? Our #CoopStarter project partners will be meeting once again in Brussels on 28th and 29th of June. We're bringing our A-game - in the meantime discover our refreshed website

About the project

We are a group of agencies from all over Europe providing support to new cooperative start-ups.
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