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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 01/07/13 15:19:15
The date of the last annual update was 01/07/13 15:19:15

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  Rodrigo Gouveia
Position: Secretary-General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Rodrigo Gouveia
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: 6
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


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 19
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)
  • CoopCodis u.a. (780,000 members)
  • SOK Association Suomen Osuuskauppojen Keskuskunta (1,994,000 members)
  • FDB Faellesfoeningen for Danmarks Brugsforeninger (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 (153,000 members)
  • CENTROCOOP National Union of Consumer Co-operatives (27,000 members)
  • UKOOPSPILKA (469,900 members)
  • Co-op Israel (13,000 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


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: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 588,619
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 588,619
- donations:
- contributions from members: 588,619
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 400000  € - 450000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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