• Many European countries have co-operative banks. Germany’s Volksbanken and Raiffeisenbanken are perhaps the best-known, but France, Italy, the Netherlands and Austria also have important systems of co-operative banks. France’s co-operative banking sector (Credit Agricole, Credit...

  • Youngest cooperative in Lower-Austria supports members and the region: To find more stories on how co-operative enterprises build a better world visit www.stories.coop.

  • Create post I like to think of utopia as the space where idealism meets reality. Over the years, I have found few radical social change projects that hit up against reality without failure or conflict,...

  • On Wednesday 5 October 2011 the co-operative movement represented by Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Co-operative Alliance, and Klaus Niederländer, Director of Cooperatives Europe together with the Fair Trade movement represented by Ian...

  • Co-operative and mutual banks and not-for-profit savings banks have played an important role in the European financial system over the last century. Indeed, there remain several European co-operative banks that have a very strong presence...