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15 Dec 2006

First meeting of the steering committee of the project “Fostering the involvement of workers in SCEs and national cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises” (“INVOLVE”)

Position paper

The meeting was held on 14 December at ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) between CECOP (Bruno Roelants), DIESIS (Luca Pastorelli), ETUC (Marco Cilento) and SDA, the technical structure of ETUC (Alexandre Martin).

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15 Dec 2006

“Coopérer pour Entreprendre” seminar

Position paper

The « Coopérer et Entreprendre » network gathered 350 participants from many horizons for its seminar on “Alternatives for employment in Europe” (07 & 08 December, European Parliament, Brussel...

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15 Dec 2006

Francesco Ventura: end of his internship at CECOP

Position paper

In September 2006, Francesco Ventura integrated the CECOP team for a 3-month-period internship. In possession of a Master in International and diplomatic sciences, specialised in European Studies (Bologna University), Francesco...

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10 Dec 2006

"Cooperate and Undertake, alternatives for employment in Europe"

Position paper

Europe has to face with unemployment, and the Lisbon Strategy aims at full employment for 2010/2015; the Business and Employment Co-operatives (BECs) fit in perfectly with this line, and their concept - which was initiated in F...

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07 Dec 2006

Project on workers' involvement awarded to CECOP

Position paper

CECOP's project proposal on "fostering the involvement of workers in SCEs and national cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises" has been selected by the European Commission's DG Employment.

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07 Dec 2006

Workshop on cooperative legislation in Europe, 4 December 2006

Position paper

This Monday 4 December, a European Commission workshop with member states on cooperative legislation took place. It was part of the series of workshops initiated in 2004 as a result of the Commission's Communication on Coop...

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07 Dec 2006

Of interest to cooperatives and participative enterprises involved in the environment field: a new phase for "Intelligent Energy Europe”

Position paper

May we advise you to communicate the following to your affiliated enterprises involved in the environment field. The following information was given to CECOP at the monthly SME Envoy meeting with stakeholders.

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07 Dec 2006

In brief - Follow up: Workshop on Business start-up procedures

Position paper

Please be informed that DG Enterprise and Industry's web page on start-ups has been updated to include the presentations and conclusions of the workshop on start-up procedures which took place last November the 13th in Brus...

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01 Dec 2006

Congress “Solidarity Economy in globalized Capitalism” - Berlin, 24 to 26 November 2006

Position paper

This huge congress of 1400 persons on « solidarity economy » was organised by a number of German social organisations, including CICOPA and CECOP member Netz für Selbstverwaltung and Selbst-Organisation (Networ...

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01 Dec 2006

“Innovation and Employment Plus” project: final conference

Position paper

(Bruxelles, 21/11/2006) Through this European Social Fund project, Confesal and Legacoop, together with the two Spanish trade unions UGT and CCOO, plus the IRES think tank of Italian trade union CGIL spent two years doing resea...

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01 Dec 2006

“Innovation and Employment Plus” project: final conference (Bruxelles, 21/11/2006)

Position paper

Through this European Social Fund project, Confesal and Legacoop, together with the two Spanish trade unions UGT and CCOO, plus the IRES think tank of Italian trade union CGIL spent two years doing research and experimentation...

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30 Nov 2006

CEEP Opinion: A European policy for services of general interest.

Position paper

Presentation of CEEP's initiative towards a European Framework on SGIs - September 2006

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30 Nov 2006

Celsig draft of proposed law on services of general economic interest

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27 Nov 2006

Towards a European statute for small and medium-sized enterprises

Position paper

This Tuesday 21 November, the Legal Affairs committee recommended on Tuesday that the European Commission should propose a European Private Company (EPC) statute designed to help Europe's small and medium-sized enterprises...

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27 Nov 2006

European Consultation: Modernising labour law

Position paper

On 22 November 2006, the Commission has launched a consultation on « Green Paper on 'Modernising labour law to meet the challenges of the 21st century' ». The debate will ask how labour law at EU and nationa...

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27 Nov 2006

Workshop on business start-up procedures

Position paper

On 13 November, DG Employment organised a workshop on Business start-up procedures for SME's (CECOP Link 2006/18). We had already talked about this topic in CECOP Link n° 16 encouraging you to complete the Commission qu...

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27 Nov 2006

Services Directive

Position paper

The internal market services Directive has been adopted on 15 November 2006 by the European Parliament. The approved text is the common Council proposition as Ms Gebhardt renounced to present the previously proposed or supporte...

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27 Nov 2006

CECOP European seminar on worker cooperatives and social enterprises

Position paper

Around 50 participants, mainly from the CECOP network, gathered in this intensive four-hour seminar. The idea was to analyse the European social enterprise phenomenon from CECOP's traditional viewpoint of workers' joint...

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27 Nov 2006

Workshop on business start-up procedures

Position paper

On 13 November, DG Employment organised a workshop on Business start-up procedures for SME's (CECOP Link 2006/18). We had already talked about this topic in CECOP Link n° 16 encouraging you to complete the Commission qu...

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16 Nov 2006

History of the CICOPA-CECOP institutional integration process (1997 - 2006)

Position paper

Based on minutes of general assemblies and board meetings

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