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 30th of March, the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative has been adopted to ease Member States’ economic effort in the fight against COVID-19 outbreak. Cohesion funds can help SMEs, including industrial and service cooperatives.
The European Commission’s Industrial and SME Strategies put forward some satisfactory proposals especially on SMEs digital and green transition, but it’s still a long way to go for actual entrepreneurial diversity to be recognised in Europe.
Buying for Social Impact project looked at how the social aspects of the 2014 EU Public Procurement Directive were transposed at national level, identified good practices on socially-responsible public procurement (SRPP), and mapped the capacity of social economy enterprises to a...
Conference on the response of worker-owned cooperatives to non-standard employment.
On the 14th of January, the European Commission issued the Communication “A Strong Social Europe for Just Transitions”. The document sets out the road towards an Action Plan for the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights to be launched in 2021. CECOP welcomes t...
“All for One - Response of worker-owned cooperatives to non-standard employment”, a new report produced by CECOP sets out to show the contributions made by cooperatives to the issues related to non-standard employment, such as precariousness, low income, insufficient social secur...
CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the third 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.
European Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs (EPSCO Council) gathered in Brussels on the 10th of December adopted conclusions on inclusive labour market.
European readers, tv viewers, citizens, in general, are regularly confronted with terms like the Austrian presidency or the Finnish presidency of the European Union. Newspapers and news broadcaster are often caught in the rush of breaking news to properly make these EU notions ac...
Social cooperatives representatives, cooperative financing institutions, politicians and the European Commission with the European Investment Fund gathered in Milan on the 2nd of December to discuss opportunities and challenges of EU finance for social cooperatives and social ent...
A new report produced by CECOP sets out to show the contributions made by cooperatives to the issues related to non-standard employment
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