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Profile of registrant

Euro Coop - European Community of Consumer Cooperatives

Identification number in the register: 3819438251-87
Registration date: 28/07/08 15:36:47

The information on this organisation was last modified on 01/07/14 11:39:08
The date of the last annual update was 01/07/14 09:48:10

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Euro Coop - European Community of Consumer Cooperatives
Acronym: EURO COOP
Legal status: International non-profit association (aisbl)
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Ivanov Todor
Position: Secretary-General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Ivanov Todor
Position: Secretary-General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 12 Avenue de Tervueren 
P.O. box: 3
Brussels 1040
Telephone number: (+32) 22850070
Fax number: (+32) 22310757
Other contact information: E-mail:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Euro Coop promotes the economic and social objectives of Europe's consumer co-operatives to the European institutions.

Euro Coop informs its member organisations about European policies and initiatives which are relevant to their activities.

Euro Coop provides a forum for the exchange of information and co-ordination of the common interests of member organisations.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 7
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Euro Coop is active in three policy fields:

1. Food Policy;
2. Environment and Ethical Policy, including: organic farming, climate change, Fair Trade, energy, eco-label, chemicals, etc;
3. Co-operative Enterprises policy, including Corporate Social Responsibility, Competition, Internal Market, membership, governance, etc.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Sport
  • Trade
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 20
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • ANCC-COOP Associazione Nazionale Cooperative di Consumatori-COOP (7,702,000 members)
  • ZDK Zentralverband deutscher Konsumgenossenschaften e.V. (53,020 members)
  • The Co-operative Group (10,019,000 members)
  • COOP Nederland u.a. (780,000 members)
  • SOK Association Suomen Osuuskauppojen Keskuskunta (1,994,000 members)
  • Coop Denmark (1,600,000 members)
  • Coop NKL BA (1,306,000 members)
  • FENACOOP Federação Nacional Das Cooperativas de Consumidores, FCRL (400,000 members)
  • HISPACOOP Conf Espanola de Cooperativas de Consumidores y Usuarios (2,347,000 members)
  • KF Kooperativa Förbundet (3,237,000 members)
  • AFEOSZ Nat Federation of Consumer Co-operatives and Trade Associations (50,000 members)
  • Union of Czech and Moravian Consumer Cooperatives (231,700 members)
  • ESEL-SPOLP LTD (30,000 members)
  • ETK Eesti Tarbijateühistute Keskühistu (83,000 members)
  • COOP Jednota Slovensko, s.d (173,000 members)
  • CCU Central Cooperative Union (129,000 members)
  • CENTROCOOP National Union of Consumer Co-operatives (27,000 members)
  • UKOOPSPILKA (469,900 members)
  • Co-op Israel (13,000 members)
  • Kaupfélag Suournesja (31,000 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: Altogether, Euro Coop national members represent the interests of 30 million consumers, 450,000 employees and untite 4,500 local/regional cooperative organizations.


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Euro Coop is a member of Cooperatives Europe, the European region of the International Cooperative Alliance

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 500,000
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 500,000
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 500,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 450000  € - 500000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The full amount of the budget is provided by membership fee of the 20 national member organizations.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.