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17 Sep 2018

26/09: Delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights: The role of the European Semester and the new MFF

Event

WHEN: Wednesday 26th September 2018 15:00-17:00 
WHERE: European Parliament, room A3G-3

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12 Sep 2018

#SOTEU: CECOP-CICOPA Europe calls for more coherent and ambitious goals before the end of the European Commission term

Press release

This morning, 12th of September 2018, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his traditional State of the Union address at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the last o...

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08 Aug 2018

20/11: What Future for Youth at Risk of Exclusion?

Event

20 NOV 2018, Brussels: How worker and social cooperatives contribute to social inclusion of young people

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18 Jul 2018

Two new post-graduate faculties in "cooperative management" to open in Poland

News

CECOP's member NAUWC (National Auditing Union of Workers’ Cooperatives) started cooperation with Lesser Poland School of Public Administration at the University of Economics in Krakow and with the faculty of Managemen...

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12 Jul 2018

Outlandish: living and sharing a transformative approach to tech business

Position paper

Outlandish is a London based digital agency working on “technology that makes the world a fairer, better place”. CECOP visited their offices on a warm afternoon in June, and spent a couple of hours with its co-found...

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11 Jul 2018

CECOP signs a 4 years partnership agreement with the European Commission under the EaSI programme

Project

CECOP signs a 4 years partnership agreement with the European Commission under the EaSI programme

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06 Jul 2018

CECOP recommendations at European Commission’s conference on partnerships between the social economy and “traditional enterprises”

News

CECOP – CICOPA Europe was invited by the European Commission (EC), DG GROWTH, to contribute to its conference “Creating value together: Towards business partnerships between social economy and traditional enterprise...

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21 Jun 2018

Stand Up for the Social Pillar!

Press release

A new group has been set up to encourage Governments and EU institutions to fully implement the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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01 Jun 2018

01 - 03/06: 10th Anniversary of the YO!Fest

Event

2018 marks the anniversary of the tenth edition of Yo!Fest and the third time it joins forces with the European Parliament to create the European Youth Event (EYE). Organised by the European Youth Forum, since its first edition...

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17 May 2018

12/06: EIforPHS Main Event

Event

Registrations are open to the EIforPHS Main Event in June in Brussels, where the project and its results over the past two years will be presented.

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23 Apr 2018

25 - 28/10: Social Cooperatives International School 2018, Naples

Event

SAVE-THE-DATE 25/28 OCT 2018: CICOPA’s member Federsolidarietà – Confcooperative, the biggest federation of social cooperatives in Italy, is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth global edition of Soci...

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17 Apr 2018

CECOP was in Sofia to defend a more social Europe

News

CECOP has been asking for a more social Europe for years, and the Pillar of Social Rights is certainly a good start to our demands, said Giuseppe Guerini during the high-level conference on Social Economy in Sofia, stressing th...

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10 Apr 2018

26 April 2018: CECOP General Assembly

Event

CALL TO OUR MEMBERS: CECOP 2018 General Assembly will take place in Brussels the 26 April. It is a very important moment, which comes at a time of major changes, both for our organisation and more generally for the internationa...

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29 Mar 2018

High-level international conference in Sofia: “SOCIAL ECONOMY – FOR ECONOMICALLY SUSTAINABLE AND SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE EU”

Event

Our President Giuseppe Guerini will attend the panel on the "Pillars of Social Rights and Social Economy" on 16 April in Sofia, at 11:30

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22 Feb 2018

CECOP – CICOPA EUROPE and CICOPA appoint Diana Dovgan as Secretary General

Press release

The Boards of the two organisations have appointed Diana Dovgan, CECOP – CICOPA Europe’s and CICOPA’s Senior Policy Officer, as Secretary General as of 1st of March, following the departure of the previous Sec...

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07 Feb 2018

In the digital economy, co-ops provide meaning to workers

News

Giuseppe Guerini, President of CECOP - CICOPA Europe, addressed the European Parliament on Wednesday 31 January 2018 in the framework of a round table on the future of work entitled "The role of the Social Economy in shapi...

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02 Feb 2018

How do cooperatives and SEE contribute to the integration of migrants?

News

In the framework of the ongoing opinion "Social Economy Enterprises (SEE) as a driver for migrant integration", the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised a public hearing "How do Social Economy...

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29 Jan 2018

Workshop on personal and household services

News

On 25 January CECOP organized with CAAP a workshop in Maribor (Slovenia) on personal and household services and the social economy, within the framework of the project EI FOR PHS (Employee Involvement for Personal and Household...

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18 Jan 2018

18 January 2018 — Secretary General Bruno Roelants appointed as Director-General of the ICA

Press release

Today, the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) appointed Bruno Roelants as its new Director-General. Mr Roelants, currently Secretary General at CICOPA and CECOP-CICOPA Europe, will begin his new role...

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15 Jan 2018

CECOP's position on a possible EU action addressing the challenges of access to social protection for people in all forms of employment

Position paper

CECOP welcomes the European Commission’s attention to the matter and support the idea to guarantee access to social protection to all the workers, including those in non-standard situation, as described in the Commission&...

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