2nd co-operative banks dialogue with academics and stakeholders

Organized by the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB), this roundtable meeting will allow researchers, academics, policy makers, co-operative banks and relevant stakeholders to present their reflections and discuss their expectations for the future. The ILO will present recent findings on financial cooperatives.

The EACB is organizing its second co-operative banks day with academics and stakeholders, entitled ”Co-operative Banks: international evidence on a unique governance and a sustainable banking model” . This event will be hosted by Gianni Pittella, First Vice-President of the European Parliament. The event should allow researchers, academics, policy makers, co-operative banks and relevant stakeholders to present their reflections and discuss their expectations for the future.

It will include two panels, focusing on:
  • “State of the art in academic research: the unique governance of co-operative banks”
  • "Views of stakeholders on the role of co-operative banks to a more sustaina-ble banking”.
Also two brand new studies entitled “Co-operative banks: international evidence” (New Economic Foundation) and “Resilience in a downturn: the power of financial co-operatives” (ILO) will be presented.

High-Level speakers will include Gianni Pittella, First Vice-President of the European Parliament, MEP Patrizia Toia, author of the EP report on co-operatives, MEP Sven Giegold (tbc), and MEP Arlene McCarthy (tbc), members of the ECON Committee.

The roundtables will be followed by a seated networking lunch in the Salon of the European Parliament. This event is by invitation only and registration will be on the “first come first served” principle due to the limited capacity of the meeting room.

Contact point: EACB secretariat, secretariat@eurocoopbanks.coop.