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17 Dec 2013

Max Delespesse, one of the main founders of CECOP passes away

Position paper

Max Delespesse was one of the rare consciences of our time. He was the initiator of countless philosophical researches projects. He was mostly the pillar of the "new social economy" and of the creation of CECOP.

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13 Dec 2013

French worker cooperatives present to young people and teachers

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In a context where the French Government wishes to encourage the reconciliation of school and work and promote the social and solidarity economy in education, French worker cooperatives are promoting the cooperative model for y...

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06 Dec 2013

Cooperatives contribute significantly to sustainable tourism in Europe

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On 4th December 2013, the more than 1,000 worker and social cooperatives from the CECOP – CICOPA Europe network involved in activities linked to tourism celebrated the European Tourism Day. The cooperative business model,...

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04 Dec 2013

Press release: Cooperatives contribute significantly to sustainable tourism in Europe

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29 Nov 2013

Commissioner Andor : “The considerable contribution of cooperatives to the work integration of disadvantaged people is one of the most cost-effective ways of meeting the Europe 2020"

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The European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor gave a keynote speech at the Conference Cooperatives and Work Integration of Disadvantaged Persons by highlighting that social c...

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26 Nov 2013

Press release: Cooperatives provide around 40.000 jobs to disadvantaged persons in Europe

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25 Nov 2013

Cooperatives provide around 40.000 jobs to disadvantaged persons in Europe

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The primary mission of several thousand cooperatives all over Europe is to provide sustainable and quality employment to those who are furthest and most excluded from the labour market and at the risk of poverty: persons with p...

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25 Nov 2013

Conference: “Cooperatives and work integration of disadvantaged persons”, with the presence of László Andor European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

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01 Nov 2013

Defining together the cooperative route around Europe

Position paper

The first ‘partners’ meeting in the frame of the EU project “Cooproute – The European Route of the Cooperative Culture” took place in Brussels on 24 and 25 October. It represented the first importa...

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01 Nov 2013

ICA's Global Conference and General Assembly

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30 Oct 2013

Registration is open for the conference Cooperatives and work integration of disadvantaged persons

Position paper

Vulnerable groups and persons with disabilities are more likely to be unemployed than others, increasing risks of poverty and social exclusion. Different types of barriers prevent them from entering and staying on the labour ma...

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28 Oct 2013

Third European Fair of Enterprises and Cooperatives in Social Economy in March 2014, Bulgarie

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The European Fair of Enterprises and Cooperatives in Social Economy will be held for the third time in a row in 2014 in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). Since 2012, the exhibition has developed into an international event - a European forum...

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21 Oct 2013

On the current difficulties of Fagor Electrodomésticos, cooperative of the MONDRAGON Corporation

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After Fagor Electrodomésticos filed for protection from creditors while it tries to refinance its debt, a cooperative of the MONDRAGON Corporation, it should be emphasized that the cooperative model in general and the MO...

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04 Oct 2013

Going all over Europe following a European tour of cooperative culture

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CECOP has just launched a new European project aiming at the design of transnational product in the field of cultural and industrial tourism: an innovative itinerary going through various European countries. This route will be...

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29 Sep 2013

CECOP participates at the II International Multi-Sector Conference of Social Enterprises to be held in Poland

Event

CECOP will provide with its expertise in the field of social cooperatives at the II International Multi-Sector Conference of Social Enterprises to be held on 14 and 15 November in Lodz, Poland. The main goal of the event is to...

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18 Sep 2013

The CECOP Publishing House celebrates its 5th anniversary: a source of cooperative knowledge

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CECOP has been a publishing house since 2008. The number of publications to this day certainly remains modest; however the quality of the research and analysis work contributes to its exceptional character.

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28 Aug 2013

A cooperation game to overcoming the crisis

Position paper

An innovative board game, “WeCoop - win cooperation ", has been developed with the main goal of fostering cooperation to promote this economic model, which is more humane and sustainable. It has been developed by a t...

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26 Aug 2013

Work Together - May/July 2013

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19 Jul 2013

Cooperative financial tools: contributing to the long-term development and wealth generation

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CECOP has welcomed the European Commission’s Green Paper and consultation on long-term financing of the European economy since cooperative enterprises of its network naturally contribute to the long-term development and w...

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17 Jul 2013

Sign up today for the ICA's first General Assembly in Africa

Position paper

Bookings are now live for the next ICA Global Conference and General Assembly in Cape Town, the ICA's first General Assembly in Africa from 1st to 5th November 2013. At this important event, cooperators from around the worl...

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