Cooperative and Popular banks: local engines for global growth

The CIBP Communication campaign Task Force (TF) has published a report that explain the role of the Cooperative and Popular banks in the world and the real economy

Beside the report publication, here some figures that explain the intense activity of the TF and some already achieved results:

- 8 meetings and 10 Conference calls during last 12 months

- 17 Communication experts and 11 Contact persons of the CIBP member organisations involved in its work

- 47 interviewed persons, chosen among members and customers of Cooperative and popular banks, Top management and members of the governance bodies of the CIBP members.

Please, click here to download the full report


The Charter of Popular and Cooperative Banks: Values and commitments

The CIBP General Secretariat in cooperation with all the members has released The Charter of Popular and

Cooperative Banks adopted by the CIBP members in Fez in October 2013.

The charter states the Value and Commitments of the CIBP members

CIBP LINK international training programme end its 7th module and start the the 8th module in Montabaur

The participants of the 7th cycle of the CIBP LINK international training programme from Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Morocco met in Montabaur at the Academy of German Cooperatives (ADG) on June 26 to present their Co-operation projects. This procedure represent the last commitment before receiving the CIBP LINK certificate.

At this occasion the participants of 8th cycle has also met for their fist module. CIBP has welcomed a wider registered participants, coming also from Austria, Brazil, Italy, France, Morocco, Germany, USA, Canada and Japan. The total number of registered participants counts for the first time of 18.

Next module for this year 2014/2015 cycle will take place as follow:

-    Module II Leadership: Wednesday, October 8 to Sunday, October 12 - 2014 in Québec, Canada on the occasion of the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives.

-    Module III Innovation:  Wednesday, February 4 to Sunday, February 8 - 2015 in Vienna, Austria;

For our ADG host, "Seeing people from so many countries getting closer and becoming a group with such entertaining qualities in such a short time was beyond anything we could have organized or expected".

CIBP General Assembley and Executive Committee met in Rome

Members of the Executive Committee of CIBP has gathered in Rome on 19th June in the context of the 75 anniversary of the Italian member ICBPI.


CIBP Working Group on Governance met in Brussels

 The CIBP WG on Governance met 12 June 2014 at the premises of the CIBP General Secretariat in Brussels. The meeting had the objective to debate on different aspects related to governance in co-operative organisations.

One of the main goal of this WG is to present a report and some recommendations on co-operative governance on the occasion of the Quebec Summit of Cooperatives in October 2014. Such recommendations will include the following topics: Well-balance representation inside the board; Competence and training; Independence: inside the board and external about external pressure; Transparency and comply or explain principle (do comply or explain why you don’t comply); Proximity and network.