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04 Jun 2019

ZOOM IN on our Romanian Member – UCECOM

News

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?"

EASI Programme

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

EASI Programme

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

EASI Programme

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

EASI Programme

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

EASI Programme

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?

EASI Programme

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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