European elections • 23 - 26 May

We are building a people-centred Europe with cooperatives.

Will you be part of it?

This May European citizens will determine the direction the European Union will take by voting in the Elections of the new European Parliament.

By the people, for the people

Inspiring change in Europe and beyond, with cooperatives.

Cooperative enterprises and their values inspire change in the lives of the citizens, communities and the way we imagine our future. Like cooperatives, Europe must be built by the people, for the people.

It is now up to you, the citizens, to vote in a Parliament that will put its people first, and for you, the candidates to give cooperative enterprises ground for the next four years to change the course towards a more democratic, sustainable, fair and value driven Europe.

We invite you to discover how #CoopsInspireChange, why vote for a CoopSupporter, how to become one and build a Europe where everyone has a say.

Do you share our vision? Become a #CoopSupporter


Cooperatives stand for a more democratic, sustainable, fair and people-centred Europe. Discover our recommendations to the European institutions, the citizen campaign showing how #CoopsInspireChange and find out about our network of supportive candidate MEPs.

We invite you to become a #CoopSupporter – a champion of putting people first. Together we can build a more cooperative Europe serving people’s needs and aspirations.

Join the campaign! Show us how #CoopsInspireChange


As cooperators, democracy and self-responsibility are some of the cornerstones of our day-to-day lives. This is why we call you to pledge: #ThisTimeImVoting!  Discover the cooperators & allies area to find out where to vote, meet the candidate MEPs who have pledged to support cooperatives in the next years and importantly, take action. 

It’s time to show the huge impact cooperatives have on communities and citizens in Europe and worldwide. It’s time to show how #CoopsInspireChange. Join our campaign!

Latest #Coopsupporters

Paul Pasquali

Austria, OVP

Cooperatives are a role model for Europe

Gwenaelle Grovonius

Belgium, Socialist PS

I support cooperatives because it’s the future for more and better jobs. For a more sustainable economy and therefore environment.

Erica Lewis

UK, Labour

I support cooperatives because of their history and current practice in working for good jobs with decent pay for both their own workers and workers in their supply chain, and because as businesses with a social purpose they are committed to achieving social justice in their communities.

Brando Benifei

Italy, Partito Democratico (S&D)

The cooperative economy is a central element of the life of European citizens

Rory Palmer

UK, Labour Party/ S&D

We need a fairer, more equal, more environmentally-just and more democratic economy: we need a more co-operative economy. I’m pleased to support Cooperatives Europe and proud to be a member of the UK Co-op Party.

Sven Giegold

Germany, Bündnis90/Die Grünen

Marie Toussaint

France, Greens

I support cooperatives because we have no more time to lose to build a society and an economy which is based on the commons, which protects both people and nature

Claire Cozler

UK, Labour Party

I support cooperatives because they are a fantastic method of mutual support and solidarity, that work across the UK, Europe, and the World.

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We have developed, tested & validated an innovative concept of ENR (+60%)
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We congratulate @Aflatoun cooperative partners around the world with #Coopsday #CoopsDay2019 #coops4dev #CoopsInspireChange

Example from Philippines = @NATCCO :

We're having a great time at #EDD19 with @CoopsEurope, #CEDP and #Coops4Dev colleagues at stand 7!

Come join us to discover the cooperative world & learn more about a democratic business model inspiring change worldwide. #CoopsInspireChange @andreea_ts

Communications officer Elis Rosenberg presented the #coops campaign ahead of #EUelections19 titled #CoopsInspireChange, which now continues with building up the #CoopSupporter network of MEPs supportive of cooperatives.

More info: #CoopsEU19

New Partnership between @Aflatoun & Int Cooperative Alliance-Africa @ICA_AFRICA1 to empower Youth with Social/Financial & Entrepreneurial Skills
#coops4dev #CoopsInspireChange #coops #YouthEmployability #GenerationUnlimited @UNYouthEnvoy @_GenUnlimited SEE

🇪🇺Heading to vote in #EUelections2019 today? Don't forget to post your photo with hashtag #CoopsInspireChange!

In the meanwhile take a look at these proud cooperators who have pledged #ThisTimeImVoting:

Get your postcard:

Pre harvest joy and a very well spent day while preparing for tomorrow #ThisTimeImVoting #EUelections2019 #CoopsInspireChange #agriculture

In focus🏠
Cooperative housing providers have a vision of a Europe which provides access to decent & affordable housing for all in socially, economically and environmentally sustainable communities.

Read the manifesto of @HousingEurope #CoopsInspireChange

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Discover the campaigns of cooperatives from all sectors of the economy

Click on the sector to discover the websites and European election manifesto’s of our sectorial members.

Cooperatives Europe works closely with its sectorial cooperative members, who are the experts in their respective fields. Collaboration between the sectors and Cooperatives Europe ensures a coordinated response and positioning on key actions and decisions of the European institutions.