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27 Jun 2016

France announces the creation of the first Scop grouping: Calice

News

Since 31 July 2014, the law on the SSE (Social and Solidarity Economy) has authorised the creation of groupings of Scops in order to improve the model’s competitiveness. The Scop Movement has supported the efforts made to...

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27 Jun 2016

Elections: Giuseppe Guerini new President of CECOP

News

The General Assembly of CECOP, gathered in Brussels on 23 June, has elected Beppe Guerini as the new President of CECOP. With this election, he will also become Vice-President of CICOPA for Europe. Beppe Guerini has been a soci...

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24 Jun 2016

Cultural.coop, reimagining cultural work

News

“The lives of cultural workers are complex and contradictory; insecurity, low pay, long hours, pressure and anxiety are often the prize to pay for some degree of pleasure and autonomy at work”, complains Marisol San...

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23 Jun 2016

Cooperatives, journalism, and freedom of expression in Spain

News

Over the last few years, media companies have made many cut-backs in Spain, and lots of journalists have lost their job. Furthermore, young journalists who have just completed their degree or who are not able to find employment...

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13 Jun 2016

Last year 8,533 first jobs were created in new cooperatives in Spain

News

Just like the previous years, 2015 was a good year for worker cooperatives. In fact, 8,533 first jobs were created in new cooperatives. To put this into perspective, since the crisis began in 2008, the number of cooperatives cr...

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30 May 2016

Worker, social and producers' cooperatives, a way to fight social exclusion for young people?

Publication

Cooperatives can be part of the solution for the younger generations in Europe, as they are facing the highest levels of unemployment and precarious jobs. This statement is part of the report recently published by the European...

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11 May 2016

Kooperationen is planning its Second Conference on Community-owned Energy Cooperatives in Denmark

Event

The CICOPA Danish member Kooperationen is already planning its second conference for community-owned renewable energy cooperatives, which will be organised together with the Middelgrunden wind cooperative.

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10 May 2016

Spanish women feel better and achieve higher positions working in cooperatives

News

When speaking about cooperatives and gender, Spain is no different from other parts of the world. Spanish women can obtain better jobs and feel better working in cooperatives.

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02 May 2016

CoopBiciclot is getting bigger through the creation of Can Picó

News

Biciclot, which is a member of the Cooproute and is a bike recycling cooperative that works with people in need and offers bike tours for groups of 4 to 40 people in Barcelona, is getting bigger, thanks to the City Council supp...

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29 Apr 2016

Social economy enterprises got together at Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

News

More than 100 exhibitors from 16 countries participated in the Fifth European Fair of social economy enterprises and cooperatives in the city of Plovdiv (Bulgaria), which took place from 31 March to 3 April 2016.

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11 Apr 2016

Declaration on migrants and refugees

Position paper

The gravest migration and humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War II and other serious challenges migrants are facing all over the world have urged cooperatives in industry and services, -which are people-centred enterpri...

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11 Apr 2016

The “Koperattiva Għawdxija tal-Bizzilla u Artiġjanat”, a cooperative example of women working together in Gozo (Malta) to improve their lives

News

The “Koperattiva Ghawdxija tal-Bizzilla u Artigjanat”, is a cooperative that consists of 16 members, who are all women. They are lace-makers, living in Gozo, and provide the local market with high quality hand-made...

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10 Apr 2016

Work Together - April 2016

Publication

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31 Mar 2016

Responsible Construction Worker Cooperatives in the Construction sector launch their CSR label

News

Several cooperative and participative enterprises in the French construction sector will soon be able to display the Worker Cooperatives BTP (Construction and Public Works) label on all of their documents. This label has been g...

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23 Mar 2016

Thanks

News

We wish to thank all the people from around Europe who sent us messages of solidarity with us and the people finding themselves in Belgium, and asking if we were safe. Fortunately we in CECOP are all well. We consider such atta...

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21 Mar 2016

Italian cooperatives lead the way in helping workers strike a good work-life balance

News

Italian cooperatives accord priority to the integration of women in the labour market. Not only are 61% of their employees women, 23.6% of them hold top level positions (26% including positions of responsibility in the manageme...

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21 Mar 2016

Labour Integration of refugees in Greece: a Cooperative Hostel to Spread Solidarity

News

“Welcommon” stands for “Welcome in common”. This is the name that four well-established organisations, the social cooperative Wind of Renewal, the Greek Forum of Refugees, the Greek Forum of Migrants and...

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04 Mar 2016

Social cooperatives: the charter for the promotion of the sustainable inclusion of migrants in Italy

News

The on-going conflicts in Africa and the Middle East have led to an increasing number of individuals leaving their home countries and seeking asylum in Europe and the European Union has found itself unprepared to deal with this...

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29 Feb 2016

Labour integration of refugees: the cooperative formula

News

Since its creation, social cooperative Camelot in Bologna and Ferrara, Italy, has worked on programs for the labour integration of migrants, including asylum seeker and refugees. It provides services within the framework of the...

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29 Feb 2016

"Subiendo al Sur", the emblematic Spanish cooperative of immigrants that is striving to overcome the crisis

News

If there is an emblematic cooperative of immigrants in Spain, it is the restaurant, store and catering service from Madrid, Subiendo al Sur, which is more than 25 years old and has constantly changed and adapted to circumstance...

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