CECOP is the European confederation of industrial and service cooperatives. Our aim is to bring democracy and solidarity to the workplace, sustainable economic growth, and social cohesion.
Our members are national federations of cooperatives and organisations that promote cooperatives. We represent 25 members in 15 European countries. We give voice to 40.000 enterprises and 1.3 million workers.
Giving voice to those women and men that every day put in practice what we defend and advocate for in CECOP, #COOPTALES shows a different way of doing economy where democratic and social values are drivers of a common project.
On the occasion of the launch of Oxfam's report 'The Inequality Virus', CECOP President Giuseppe Guerini comments on how worker and social cooperatives can contribute to the fight against inequalities.
Italian cooperative federations Agci, Confcooperative and Legacoop have signed an agreement with Italy’s largest trade union organizations to promote cooperative worker buyouts.
In light of the current Portuguese Council Presidency, CECOP reiterates the importance of worker and social cooperatives in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights and a human centered digital and green transition.
19 EU member states reaffirmed their commitment to support the Social and Solidarity Economy in a declaration signed in Toledo, Europe’s Capital of the Social Economy.
CECOP is proud to present a three-part docuseries, made in the frame of our campaign and conference "ALL FOR ONE" in 2020.
In December 2020, CECOP published a report on “Social Enterprise Laws In Europe After the 2011 ‘Social Business Initiative’. A comparative analysis from the perspective of worker and social cooperatives”, commissioned to Italian legal expert, professor Antonio Fici.
CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the fifth edition of our biannual bulletin on EU-related social affairs and legislative monitoring to keep informed its members as well as other interested actors and stakeholders.
The publication gathers examples of social economy enterprises including people with disabilities through work and/or access to services. Among the best practices, two CECOP member affiliated coops are featured.
European Parliament calls Commission to account for social economy enterprises in the new EU industry strategy.
Read now the “ALL FOR ONE" campaign and conference report. Take a look at the highlights of our communication campaign, and online event on December 3rd, 2020, both dedicated to the worker-owned cooperatives' response to non-standard work challenges.
Take a look at the highlights of our communication campaign, and online event on December 3rd, 2020, both dedicated to the worker-owned cooperatives' response to non-standard work challenges.
While the world is facing an unprecedented health and economic crisis, cooperatives in industry and services are reorganizing themselves, finding strength in the people and communities they serve.
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