Internationale Samenwerking

World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU)

VKN is lid van de World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), een organisatie, die in 103 landen meer dan 56.904 kredietunies telt, met 207 miljoen individuele leden.
Aan de WOCCU ontlenen wij onze governance en compliance regels, gedragscode en regels voor een zorgvuldige bedrijfsvoering.

WOCCU heeft ook in ontwikkelingslanden een uitgebreid netwerk opgezet om, vaak beginnend met microfinanciering, lokale kredietunies op te zetten. Het werkt daartoe samen met de Wereldbank en regionale ontwikkelingsbanken.

European Network of Credit Unions (ENCU)

VKN is ook lid van ENCU. Credit unions are regulated and supervised at the national level, however EU legislation increasingly impacts the credit union movement. In order to ensure appropriate and proportionate regulation for credit unions, six European associations and the World Council of Credit Unions comprise European Network of Credit Unions. The network serves as a platform to exchange information and speaks with one voice on European matters. More concretely, the objectives of the network are to:

  • Educate EU policymakers on what a credit union is, how it is structured and what services it provides
  • Raise awareness of the social role credit unions play, both in European countries and worldwide
  • Formulate positions on EU policies identified as highly important to the credit union movement
  • Advocate these positions vis-à-vis EU decision-makers
  • Engage in an open dialogue with policymakers and other stakeholders

http://www.creditunionnetwork.eu/about_the_network 

European Parliament Credit Union Interest Group (EPCUIG)

EU Parliament CU Interst Group Spring Meeting

International Cooprative Alliance (ICA)

VKN houdt zich aan internationale standaarden die gelden voor alle coöperaties wereldwijd en die zijn neergelegd in de regels van de International Cooperative Alliance (ICA),http://ica.coop/ :

Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.

ICA-Co-operative identity, values & principles