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13 May 2014

Italian social cooperative finalist for the European Commission Social Innovation Prize

Position paper

Social innovation is at the basis of cooperatives. Many examples all around Europe are showing how ideas that put people at the heart of the decision-making process answer to social needs. As a result, over 1,200 proposals were...

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07 May 2014

Spain: 23% more worker cooperatives created in 2013 and generating net employment

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At the close of 2013 there was a 23% increase in the creation of worker cooperatives than at the same time the previous year. Up to 2013, there had been 10 points' worth of fewer job losses in cooperatives than in other com...

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06 May 2014

Luca Dal Pozzo, new President of CECOP

Position paper

The General Assembly of CECOP, gathered today in Brussels, has elected Luca Dal Pozzo as the new President of CECOP. With this election, he becomes also Vice-President of CICOPA for Europe. Mr. Dal Pozzo has been Vice-President...

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29 Apr 2014

Press release to the Informal EPSCO meeting, 29-30 April 2014

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29 Apr 2014

Cooperatives in Industry and Services urge EU Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs to invest in reindustrialization and active inclusion in Europe

Position paper

Europe needs urgently to invest more in the reindustrialization of its countries and regions and in the active inclusion for all citizens, with specific attention to the most disadvantaged and its youth. Industrial and service...

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19 Apr 2014

The documentary Together selected by The Green Up Film Festival!

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The Green Up Film Festival has selected the documentary TOGETHER, produced by CECOP to be screened from 16 – 30 April! It has been voted by the festival followers as one of the 10 documentaries most liked. The film has be...

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03 Apr 2014

The Mondragon Corporation has already found a solution for 67% of worker-members at Fagor Electrodomésticos

Position paper

The strong commitment of the Mondragon Corporation cooperatives to employment has matersalized, in spite of the economic situation. Only four months after filing for protection from creditors, Fagor Electrodomésticos has...

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02 Apr 2014

Call for continuing supportive policies for the social economy in the European Union

Position paper

In its 2014 Elections Memorandum the Social Economy Intergroup of the European Parliament calls on political parties and individual candidates for the European Parliament to ensure that in the upcoming legislature social econom...

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01 Apr 2014

3rd year running! Representatives of European cooperatives and social entreprises for people with disabilities

Position paper

In March the city of Plovdiv, in Bulgaria, turns into the capital of cooperatives and social enterprises for people with disabilities. Cooperatives and social enterprises from several European countries and representatives from...

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20 Mar 2014

Third European Fair of Enterprises and Cooperatives in Social Economy

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20 Mar 2014

Vote for the documentary TOGETHER!

Position paper

The Green Up Film Festival has preselected the documentary TOGETHER, produced by CECOP! We need your support to get as much votes as possible! Vote for the documentary TOGETHER before 15 April 2014. Spread the word and share th...

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04 Mar 2014

Cooproute, preserving local cultural and industrial heritage while promoting cooperative values!

Position paper

The European Route of the Cooperative Culture is a transnational itinerary in the field of cultural and industrial tourism which you can explore online. It is dedicated to all those interested in discovering sustainable and inn...

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28 Feb 2014

Giuliano Poletti, former head of Legacoop new Italian Minister of Labour and Welfare

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Italy's Prime Minister-designate Matteo Renzi, announced the line-up of his cabinet on 21 February. Giuliano Poletti, former head of the cooperative association Legacoop, has been appointed as minister of Labour and Welfare...

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25 Feb 2014

CECOP answer draft GBER 2014

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03 Feb 2014

An increase of 32 % in the creation of worker cooperatives in Spain

Position paper

Worker cooperatives in Spain have grown by 32% in the third quarter of 2013, compared to the same period last year, according to data recently released by the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security. Again, this demo...

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20 Jan 2014

Social cooperatives at the high level debate during the European Commission conference on social enterprises

Position paper

The two day event “Social Entrepreneurs have your say” organized by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has been held in Strasbourg (France) on 16 and 17 January. European p...

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20 Jan 2014

New EU-rules on public procurement

Position paper

On January 15th, the European Parliament adopted new rules on public procurement. The new legislation, based on a European Commission proposal published two years ago, and agreed with Council in June 2013, is supposed to ensure...

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15 Jan 2014

Work Together - November/December 2013

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15 Jan 2014

Work Together - August/October 2013

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09 Jan 2014

The Mondragon Corporation has already relocated 417 worker-members from Fagor Electrodomésticos

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A total of 417 members of Fagor Electrodomésticos are already working in other cooperatives of the Mondragon Corporation. The strong commitment of the Corporation to employment is materialized thus, just two months after...

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