Mutuo has joined the Foundation for European Progressive Studies [FEPS] and entered a new project partnership, which will show how cooperatives and mutuals can contribute to the future of European economy and society.
The project, entitled ‘The Peoples’ Business,’ will:
• Establish the social democratic foundations of mutualism by charting the historic connections between progressive movements and co-operative and mutual businesses
• Describe and quantify the contribution of co-operatives and mutuals to economies and societies across all 28 States of the European Union
• Identify the potential for mutualism to further the progressive agenda across Europe
• Develop a modern policy framework for growing mutual and co-operative business across member states
A number of regional events will be held across the EU to bring the co-operative and mutual business sector together with progressive and social democrat politicians and policy advisors.
As a platform for ideas, FEPS works in close collaboration with social democratic organisations, and in particular national foundations and thinktanks across Europe, to tackle the challenges that Europe faces today.