Your vote for a #CoopSupporter candidate will ensure that we can work towards workers having a say in their working conditions, farmers being able to receive fair wages, communities producing renewable energy, young people waging their own paths on the job markets, and you having a say on the issues that matter the most in your community. We will make it happen with the support of your chosen representatives, who we hope like us, will put people before profit.
Who is a #CoopSupporter candidate?
#CoopSupporter can be a candidate from any party who:
- Shares our vision of a European economy that puts people before profit
- Supports the cooperative business model with its values & principles
- Commits to realise the priorities of our manifesto
Do you know a #CoopSupporter candidate? Let us know
Find out more about how to get involved in promoting cooperatives in our campaign guide.
Send the candidates the manifesto of Cooperatives Europe to introduce the work cooperatives do at the EU level
Ask them to become a #CoopSupporter – a candidate Member of the European Parliament who pledges to put people first
I support cooperatives because they bring citizens together and stand for dignity, responsibility, self-initiative and self-government.
I support cooperatives because they provide a sustainable means to build community wealth and resilience as an alternative to the demands of the market. Wealth created by communities is reinvested and redistributed providing the basis for sustainable communities.
I support cooperatives because I am sure that we only can tackle climate change with a cooperative economy.
I support cooperatives because they are drivers for a social and ecological transition of the economy.
I support the cooperative model for social and green innovation and transition.
I support cooperatives because in my eyes it is the best sort of entrepreneurship.
I support Cooperatives because we need to form mutual models for the future.
I support cooperatives because of our vision of a European economy that puts people before profit.
Cooperatives are a role model for Europe
I support cooperatives because it’s the future for more and better jobs. For a more sustainable economy and therefore environment.
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.
The cooperative economy is a central element of the life of European citizens
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.
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
I support cooperatives because they are a fantastic method of mutual support and solidarity, that work across the UK, Europe, and the World.
I support #CoopSupporter and #CoopInspireChange because cooperative cooperation is the future in many policies. Certainly in food, energy, social policy and transport. Cooperatives are the building blocks for transition into a green future!
I support cooperatives because they provide vital user and worker participation in the economy.
To rediscover the meaning of the European dream we must return to being bold and relaunching the challenge of a Europe as a community of people and peoples. I do not propose a utopia, but practices innovative local development, such as community cooperatives that improve well-being and health quality of life of people by valuing dormant, material and immaterial local resources. The future of Europe is in the strength of our communities.
I support cooperatives because I believe in a Europe where young people are empowered and able to decide about their future, they are creative and active active in promoting a social and green economy that works for all!
I support cooperatives because I want an European economy that puts power and wealth in the hands of the many. I want to support social enterprise that exist for more than profit. Cooperatives put democracy ahead of markets.
Co-operation is the way forward.
I am a Labour Party MEP candidate for South East England. I am also a Labour and Cooperative Party councillor in Newham. I am committed to cooperative value and if elected will continue to champion coop values in the European Parliament
As a proud Co-op Party member I believe in the values of the Co-operative movement and it’s importance across Europe.
I am a #coopsupporter because I understand the value of cooperatives to our communities and the people living in them.
The challenges we face in the new global economy cannot be solved by thinking the same way we have always done. It’s time for cooperative solutions, working together and sharing the rewards of our success.
I support cooperatives because they put people before profit and strive to maximise the well-being of their workers. Coop is a truly European business model and we should be proud of it, as it enshrines Europe’s values of democracy, sustainability and fairness.
I support cooperatives because I believe in a democratic, sustainable and fair Europe.
I support cooperatives because I want a Europe that focuses more on solidarity, supporting citizens rather than financial markets and being strong enough so as to encourage young people in achieving their projects #CoopSupporter
I support cooperatives because I want to build a sustainable, social and inclusive Europe.
I am a #CoopSupporter because cooperatives are “citizens’ entrepreneurship”.
Le rôle de l’economie sociale et solidaire et des coopératives en Europe est essentiel pour remettre les 500 millions d’europeen Au cœurs des politiques européennes. Je soutien cet appel pour une Europe au service de nos concitoyens et pas du profit et de la financiarisation de l’économie !
Cooperative enterprises respond perfectly to the challenges of our project for Europe: democracy, solidarity, responsibility, sustainability, transparency, proximity and service.
I share Cooperatives Europe’s vision of a European economy that puts people before profit. By working together & sharing out the rewards, we can build a fairer, more socially & ecologically sustainable economy. #CoopSupporter #CoopsInspireChange
I support cooperatives because they put people and rights at the center. In my experience as coordinator of “Il Geco” I realized how effective a cooperative is promoting integration and social development.
I support cooperatives because economy must be human In each economic sector, from banking to agriculture, from social to housing, European cooperatives are an essential element to build resilient, sustainable and people-centred societies
I support the cooperative movement because together we can build strong communities that work for our communities. We can promote health, wellbeing and climate action that will make a positive difference in our neighbourhoods and across the world.
I support cooperatives because if a worker has a stake in what they are doing, they are likely to be happier and more productive, building a fairer and more pleasant society for all.
I support cooperatives because they offer a viable alternative to traditional employment practices; because they empower their members; because people must always come before profits.
Cooperatives are a proven way of ensuring that wealth and the profits of mutual endeavour are more equitably distributed. As a Green MEP I would be proud to support the promote the work of Cooperatives Europe’s one rout to tackle social inequality.