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#COOPTALES

In #COOPTALES via the stories of our cooperatives we would like to tell you who we are and what we represent. How our cooperatives answer to people needs, in everyday life, contributing to the economic and social development of the community in which they operate.

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.

21 Sep 2020

MALTA BUS COOP (Malta)

TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE

Meet Malta Bus Coop, the coop that is bringing history back to life. A coop success story.

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20 Apr 2020

COVID19: How cooperatives in industry and services are responding to the crisis

OTHER SERVICE

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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16 Apr 2020

CERCINA (Portugal)

HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK

The cooperative for Education, Rehabilitation, Empowerment and Inclusion, CERCINA, was created in 1981 through collaboration between parents, therapists and teachers who wanted to provide educational and occupational support to young people with disabilities in the community of Nazaré, a region in...

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18 Mar 2020

ERSE (Italy)

PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES

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18 Mar 2020

LE RELAIS (France)

OTHER SERVICE

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12 Mar 2020

FAJNA SZTUKA (Poland)

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION

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13 Dec 2019

CMB (Italy)

CONSTRUCTION

The Emilia-Romagna region, in Italy, is a land of history and traditions, as much as for its cuisine as for its cooperatives. A process that began in the second half of the nineteenth century and that depict today the Region as the homeland of Italian cooperation, where 28.3% of the national coopera...

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06 Nov 2019

CHERNOMORKA COOPERATIVE (Bulgaria)

MANUFACTURING

In 1950, seven people, victims of the Second World War, joined together to create the worker cooperative Chernomorka with the aim to provide jobs for disable people in the town and region of Burgas, in the east of Bulgaria near the black sea. In order to start the cooperative, each member contribute...

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11 Sep 2019

TOUTENVÉLO (France)

TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE

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31 Jul 2019

AKTYWIZACJA COOPERATIVE (Poland)

ELECTRICITY, GAS, STEAM AND AIR CONDITIONING SUPPLY

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14 Jul 2019

LILITH COOPERATIVE (Finland)

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION

In Finland, if you are a freelancer and you are looking for a job that is collaborative and fair, you can join the Lilith Cooperative. To become a member of Lilith means to be part of a network of more than 400 cooperators coming from all over Finland and widely specialized in different creative fie...

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28 Jun 2019

MUNCĂ ȘI ARTĂ, BUCAREST (Romania)

MANUFACTURING

Founded in 1952 in Bucharest, the cooperative Muncă și Artă, literally “work and art”, is well known for its long tradition in the sector of textile manufacturing of sport items and uniforms.

In the 1990s, Muncă și Artă was the only supplier of sport equipment in Romania, fo...

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29 May 2019

INSTITUTO DE LECTURA FÁCIL (Spain)

OTHER SERVICE

Literacy is the ability to read and write. Reading and writing is however an outdated definition of literacy: we nowadays consider literacy as a set of competences, which includes reading, writing but also gaining knowledge, analysing critically a text and composing an articulate opinion on a giv...

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06 May 2019

SOLEA (Czech Republic)

MANUFACTURING

The cooperative SOLEA started with three employees in 2000 in the plastics and metal component manufacturing. Based in Rybnik, in the eastern part of Czech Republic, it employs today more than 130 people; most of them (over 70%) are people with disabilities. This makes SOLEA one of the most signi...

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12 Apr 2019

AUXILIUM (Italy)

HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK

Auxilium ensures that its patients receive long-term care and healthcare services in their home. This is a valid alternative to hospitalisation and caters to the needs of patients suffering from the multiple, chronic effects of their disease.

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03 Apr 2019

SMART (Belgium)

ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT SERVICE

Smart started in Belgium in 1998 as a small non-profit organization aimed at providing artists with services adapted to the labour market evolutions. Today, it serves as much as 120,000 users in 9 European countries, 85,000 of which are based in Belgium.

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22 Mar 2019

SUMA (UK)

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE

SUMA is the largest independent wholefood wholesaler in the UK. It is also the country’s largest workers cooperative, with more than 150 members and a turnover of 56 million euros, 14 million of which is own-brand products.

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