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21 Nov 2017

18 November 2017 - Europe needs urgent implementation of Pillar of Social Rights

Press release

Cooperatives in industry and services are essential allies of the Social Europe given their contribution to a competitive economy aimed at quality employment and social progress. As such, CECOP welcomes the proclamation of the...

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24 Oct 2017

The Future of Work

News

Speech pronounced by Giuseppe Guerini, President of CECOP - CICOPA Europe, in the framework of the EESC contribution to the ILO centenary initiative.

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02 Oct 2017

PRAHA SOCIAL ECONOMY 2002 ENLARGING THE SOCIAL ECONOMY

Position paper

Preparatory Dossier Coordnated by Bruno Roelants - CECOP July 2002

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28 Sep 2017

A call for a stronger European Pillar of Social Rights

News

At the initiative if etuc.org, co-organized on 27 September at the European Parliament a short event on the European Pillar of Social Rights just after the Social Economy Intergroup together with ETUC the Social Platform and...

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26 Sep 2017

“The transfer of enterprises is a strong alternative to the closings”

News

The Committee of the Regions in Brussels was the stage for the final Conference of the “Saving Jobs!” project, “Transfer of enterprises to worker cooperatives and the role of public authorities - an under-esti...

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22 Sep 2017

22 September 2017 - A “Renewed Industrial Policy Strategy” simply cannot do without cooperatives

Press release

Brussels, 22 September 2017, the European confederation of industrial and service cooperatives, welcomes the European Commission & Communication for a Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy but regrets the lack of support and...

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22 Sep 2017

A “Renewed Industrial Policy Strategy” simply cannot do without the Cooperatives

Position paper

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20 Sep 2017

27/09: A strong Pillar of Social Rights for the economic and social progress of Europe

Event

Wednesday 27 September 2017 from 15:00 to 16:00 in the European Parliament (room P3C050)

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21 Aug 2017

Social farming in Italy: how the social cooperative, Un fiore per la vita, is showing the way forward

News

In Italy, social farming is an important and growing instrument of territorial cohesion and development, linking agriculture to local welfare. In the region of Campania alone, social cooperation employs 12,460 people and has mo...

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31 Jul 2017

It is still possible to register for the Social Cooperatives International School! #SCIS2017

Event

To be held from 19 to 22 October 2017 in Naples (Italy), the #SCIS2017 foresees four thematic sessions and one seminar. During the sessions, the presentation of best practices will focus on the analysis of the role of cooperati...

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30 Jun 2017

1st July: Cooperatives ensure that vulnerable and precarious workers are not left behind

News

Tomorrow 1 July, cooperators around the globe celebrate the International Day of Cooperatives and use this opportunity to firmly reiterate why cooperatives ensure that no one is left behind, under the common theme of Inclusion....

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21 Jun 2017

Customizando, facilitating the social integration of women into the world of work through creative design and artisan garments

News

The textiles sector is one of the most globalized industries and the relocation of its production to developing countries has been accompanied, far too often, by a lack of respect for labour and even human rights. The cooperati...

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17 Jun 2017

Membership: SMart.be and Crédit Coopératif have joined CECOP in 2017!

News

As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of CICOPA, the network keeps on growing with a total of 4 members joining in the first semester of 2017, two in Europe affiliated to CECOP. The representation of cooperatives in industry and...

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11 May 2017

Time to bring a halt to austerity programmes: investment is required to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights

Position paper

CECOP welcomes the European Commission Social Pillar package, which represents a firm commitment for a more social, inclusive and fairer Union: it was high time! Since they are the expression of workers, citizens; and community...

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03 May 2017

Moving forward to a destinations-centred COOPROUTE

Project

Several cooperatives across Europe are offering a sustainable and innovative tourism experience. In 2014, CECOP, together with other cooperative organisations, local authorities and entities from all around Europe, launched the...

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01 May 2017

International Workers' Day: Cooperatives’ ability to provide sustainable employment should inspire the future of work

News

The world of work is undergoing enormous transformations: the quality and organisation of work, the crisis of social and economic systems and the so-called 4th industrial revolution are all turning the world upside down. As ent...

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12 Apr 2017

Great success of the Sixth European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

News

Cooperatives and other social economy enterprises met for the sixth time in 2017 for the European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). More than 100 exhibitors from a total of 16 countries including Belgium,...

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07 Apr 2017

Social tourism on the Italian Ionian coast

News

The Fratello sole (Brother Sun) social cooperative was created at the end of the 1970s following the introduction of the Basaglia reform which radically changed care services provided to people suffering from mental health issu...

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04 Apr 2017

26/4 > Cooperatives and the Future of Work workshop in Malta

Event

The Future of Work initiative under the International Labour Organization (ILO) Centenary is a key issue for cooperatives which by representing about 9% of the world employed population, according to our recent estimates, are...

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24 Mar 2017

A future of Europe that cares for the real economy, sustainable development and social justice

Press release

As the European Union is celebrating 60 years, cooperatives in industry and services wish to call on the need for a new Europe that again cares for the real economy, sustainable development and social justice. Over the years co...

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