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06 Apr 2020

++Postponed++ ALL FOR ONE Conference - 10th of June, Brussels

Event

Because of the novel Coronavirus outbreak and the related restrictions to access public spaces, CECOP decided to postpone our Conference “ALL FOR ONE” – Response of worker-owned cooperatives to non-standard work, foreseen on the 1...

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30 Mar 2020

Hope for cooperative SMEs: EU Adopts Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative to combat COVID-19

News

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 co...

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12 Mar 2020

EU Industrial and SME Strategies. Europe needs sustainable and human-centred enterprises such as industrial cooperatives

News

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...

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10 Mar 2020

New Publication: Buying for Social Impact. Good Practices from around the EU

News

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 mapp...

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16 Jan 2020

EC Communication on just transitions: important challenges, big expectations

Press release

On the 14th of January, the European Commission issued the Communication “A Strong Social Europe for Just Transitions”[1]. The document sets out the road towards an Action Plan for the implementation of the European Pillar of Soci...

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16 Dec 2019

CECOP report: ALL FOR ONE - Reponse of worker-owned cooperatives to non-standard employment

EASI Programme

“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 pre...

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12 Dec 2019

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #3

EASI Programme

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.

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12 Dec 2019

Council Conclusions reaffirm role of social economy in inclusive labour market

News

European Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs (EPSCO Council) gathered in Brussels on the 10th of December adopted conclusions on inclusive labour market.

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11 Dec 2019

ZOOM IN on our Finnish Member – Coop Finland

News

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...

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10 Dec 2019

The Multiplier Effect: EU financial instruments for social cooperatives and social enterprises

EASI Programme

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...

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05 Dec 2019

François Espagne, extraordinary cooperator and CECOP enthusiastic contributor, passed away

News

François Espagne was member of the board and treasurer of CECOP from 1989 to 1996, representing the French member organization CGScop, where he was Secretary General from 1981 to 1990.

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03 Dec 2019

European Commission will develop an Action Plan for the Social Economy

Press release

On his updated mission statement Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit was asked by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to develop an Action Plan for the Social Economy

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27 Nov 2019

The 2019-2024 European Commission (finally) approved

News

The new college will officially take office on the 1st of December after a few weeks delay.

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15 Nov 2019

The multiplier effect: increasing the access to finance for social cooperatives through EU instruments

EASI Programme

Workshop co-organised by CECOP and CFI - Under the auspices of Lombardy Region

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13 Nov 2019

Let’s renew the Social Economy Intergroup!

News

CECOP attends the event "Let’s renew the Social Economy Intergroup", that will take place on Wednesday 20 November 2019, from 6pm to 8pm, at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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29 Oct 2019

Council Conclusions on Economy of Well-Being: Social Economy for inclusion and quality jobs

Press release

Employment and Social Affairs Ministers call Member States and the European Commission to reinforce the role of the social economy in creating quality jobs and providing social inclusion

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03 Oct 2019

New European Commission study on cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises

Position paper

European Commission study confirms: cooperatives are champions in cooperation with other cooperatives

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03 Oct 2019

New Commission, new Parliament: nominations, confirmations and next challenges

News

After their appointment, the European Parliament is auditing Commissioners-designate. In the meantime, the social economy family is gathering support among Members of the European Parliaments (MEPs) to renew the Social Economy Int...

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03 Oct 2019

Rights2Grow – R2G: at the end of an enriching project, read the case studies on governance

Project

After two fruitful years of collaboration with several European and national partners, the R2G project comes to an end. 13 case studies of democratic governance of social enterprises from numerous European countries were presented...

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27 Sep 2019

Economy of well-being, Social Platform stresses added value of cooperatives and social justice for quality jobs

News

CECOP and SOLIDAR’s common workshop on quality jobs provided several recommendations for EU decision makers on how to achieve the economy of well-being.

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