Mutuo has completed the first phase of its European mutuals project entitled ‘The People’s Business.’ Working closely with our project partner, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies [FEPS], the project aims to demonstrate how cooperatives and mutuals can contribute to the future of the European economy and society.
Over the course of the past few months Mutuo and FEPS have held symposiums in Brussels, Berlin, Copenhagen, Madrid, Sofia and Rome. We have learned a great deal both from the academic community as well as the cooperative and mutual business leaders who have joined our discussions.
Europe is facing huge policy challenges be it from immigration, to integration, to economic inequality and the environment; what we believe is clear from our deliberations is that our sector can be an important part of the solution in many of these areas. We would like to sincerely thank all of those who have taken part in this phase.
There will be a series of further Brussels based meetings before the report is ultimately published later in 2016.
For more information on this project, please contact us.