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01 Aug 2019

The EESC considers blockchain technologies can improve the performance of social economy organisations, benefiting their members and end-users

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11 Jul 2019

DEEP ROOTS, LONG BRANCHES - Brief from CECOP’s 40th Anniversary session – Manchester 21st of June 2019

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10 Jul 2019

Civil Society Days 2019 – Solidar and CECOP: democracy at work brings more democracy in the public sphere

News

A summary of the Civil Society Days 2019 at the European Economic and Social Committee on the 13th of June where Secretary General Diana Dovgan and President of the French worker cooperative SCOP-TI took the floor during a se...

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10 Jul 2019

European Elections 2019 – Results, aftermath and CECOP’s Next Steps

News

In the aftermath of the elections which took place on the 26th of May, in this article, we point out CECOP’s priorities and goals for this new parliamentary term.

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10 Jul 2019

Eurofound Report confirms: Cooperatives show an ability to flourish resiliently after a crisis

News

CECOP welcomes the publication of Eurofound report “Cooperatives and social enterprises: Work and employment in selected countries” which reaffirms that cooperatives, particularly worker cooperatives a...

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08 Jul 2019

Report of Activity 2018

Publication

In our Report of Activity for 2018 you can read about the main activities that CECOP undertook in 2018.

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27 Jun 2019

Reaction to EC evaluation of the Council Recommendation on the integration of the long-term unemployed in the labour market

Position paper

Long-term unemployment has affected 12 million Europeans since the economic crisis started in 2008. A long-term unemployed person is, in EU and OECD terms, somebody who has not been in employment for 12 months or more. Needless...

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26 Jun 2019

CECOP President Giuseppe Guerini at Final Conference in Brussels in June 2019

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20 Jun 2019

Cecop 40th General Assembly

Event

To celebrate its 40th annyversary, Cecop will hold a special General Assembly in Manchester from 20 to 22 May. Please consult the programme and register before 7 June.

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04 Jun 2019

ZOOM IN on our Romanian Member – UCECOM

Press release

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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27 May 2019

CECOP at the 2019 Civil Society Days – European Economic and Social Committee

Event

The European Civil Society Days 2019 are approaching and we are happy to inform you that CECOP has been invited to contribute to the workshop number 6: “Economy and democracy in the labour market: for a resilient and sust...

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05 Mar 2019

The European Youth Forum’s report on the Future of Work and some cooperative solutions

Publication

In a 2014 study by IPSOS, a global market research firm, European youths are depicted to be quite pessimistic about their future – and for a good reason. Uncertainty about professional realisation, access to labour market...

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14 Feb 2019

CECOP at the 2019 EU Industry Days – Industrial cooperatives are drivers of the circular economy

Event

What is European Industry’s role in tackling climate change? Are industries paying their fair share to support sustainable production processes? What is the European industry’s role in the field of upskilling and re...

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14 Feb 2019

Social Economy for the Future of the European Union

Event

On Wednesday 6th of February 2019, Social Economy Europe held an event at the European Economic and Social Committee on “Social Economy for the Future of the European Union”.

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07 Feb 2019

start-scop.fr: a comprehensive toolkit for aspiring young cooperators

News

How does a cooperative work? Will I get there? Is it difficult? Before setting up a cooperative, there are many questions young entrepreneurs have in mind, and finding the right answers when overwhelmed with red tape and regula...

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30 Jan 2019

ERSE Cooperative: "Better jobs and better future: What cooperatives can do for young people?"

Video

CECOP-CICOPA Europe has decided to give a voice directly to young people and those working with them. Here is the third and last video of the series. It comes from the Cooperative ERSE, founded in Tuscany by a group of young en...

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10 Jan 2019

EU Industry Days: The role of industrial cooperatives in the circular economy

Event

The third edition of the EU Industry Days is coming up on the 5th and 6th of February in Brussels. Under the topic of sustainability, CECOP will organise a session on the role of industrial cooperatives in the circular economy....

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29 Dec 2018

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #1

News

CECOP is happy to announce the launch of a biannual bulletin on EU-related social affairs and legislative monitoring to keep informed its members as well as other interested actors and stakeholders. On top of a regular update o...

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20 Dec 2018

Access to social protection for non-standard workers and self-employed

News

In the light of Principle 12 of the Social Pillar, the last Council of the European Union (EPSCO) meeting in December 2018 has reached an agreement on a proposal for a Council Recommendation on access to social protection for n...

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20 Dec 2018

An introduction to the European Social Fund+

News

Within the next programming period (the European budget 2021-2027), the most suited fund to implement the Social Pillar is the European Social Fund+ (ESF+).

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