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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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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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