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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 non-...

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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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20 Dec 2018

What is InvestEU?

News

InvestEU could be an excellent tool for creating jobs and strengthening the competitiveness of the European Union. It aims at fostering inclusive growth and strengthens investment in the social dimension. In this article, CECOP...

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17 Dec 2018

Promoting the Pillar of Social Rights with the Spanish civil society

Event

On the 10th of December in Madrid, CECOP and its Spanish member COCETA, Spanish confederation of worker cooperatives, held a public conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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06 Dec 2018

CECOP & COCETA to hold a public conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights

Event

On the 10th of December in Madrid, CECOP and our Spanish member COCETA will hold a public conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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06 Dec 2018

How worker and social cooperatives contribute to social inclusion of young people

Event

Young people face the risk of poverty and social exclusion in Europe much more than other groups. The conference "What Future for Youth at Risk of Exclusion?" organized by CECOP–CICOPA Europe on 20 November in B...

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23 Nov 2018

The Future of EU policies for the Social Economy: towards a European Action Plan

News

"Social Economy Europe" issued its Action Plan, as a result of a work started at the Social Economy Inter-group of the European Parliament. CECOP, which became member of the organisation in November, fully supports th...

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16 Nov 2018

CECOP becomes a member of Social Economy Europe

Press release

On Tuesday 13th November 2018, Social Economy Europe’s General Assembly, held in Paris, unanimously approve the adhesion of CECOP-CICOPA Europe.

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23 Oct 2018

Of hearts and minds: the example of social agriculture in Italy at the European Parliament

News

If you have not heard of social agriculture and social farming, it is high time to catch up, because in some European countries like Italy they have been around for half a century already.

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17 Oct 2018

XI Conference on Social Economy in Poland (OSES)

Event

On 15 October 2018 in Poland, for the 11th time, Members of Permanent Meeting of Social Economy (SKES) organized a Social Economy Conference in Poland – OSES. CECOP’s Polish member, NAUWC (National Auditing Union of...

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15 Oct 2018

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 result! Three videos illustrating employment and entrepreneurial opportunities that cooperatives in industry and...

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05 Oct 2018

R2G meeting in Milan

Project

Do the governance models of Social Enterprises differ across European countries? Is there a common ground on which to build alliances? How can Social Enterprises grow and what can we do to foster information and consultation ri...

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03 Oct 2018

GSEF2018: The issue of "digital welfare" needs to be addressed now, said Mr Guerini

News

This year’s 4th edition was held from the 1st to the 3rd of October 2018 in Bilbao and saw the participation of the CECOP-CICOPA Europe President Giuseppe Guerini.

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28 Sep 2018

Stand Up for the Social Pillar: Strong presence and interest for the first meeting of the alliance!

Event

On 26 September in Brussels, a conference was held on the role of the European Semester mechanism and the Multiannual Financial Framework as tools to boost social investments. The conference was attended by 120 representatives...

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25 Sep 2018

CECOP appointed member of GECES

News

CECOP has been appointed as members of the European Commission’s expert group on Social Economy and Social Enterprises (GECES).

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18 Sep 2018

Cafe Čokl: Consciousness through Coffee

News

We met with Živa from the worker cooperative Buna in Ljubljana. Through the coffee they exclusively make from Fair-trade beans, they promote the values of the cooperatives: autonomy and independence; education, training and inf...

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