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03 Dec 2019

European Commission will develop an Action Plan for the Social Economy

Press release

On his updated mission statement Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit was asked by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to develop an Action Plan for the Social Economy

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27 Nov 2019

The 2019-2024 European Commission (finally) approved

News

The new college will officially take office on the 1st of December after a few weeks delay.

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15 Nov 2019

The multiplier effect: increasing the access to finance for social cooperatives through EU instruments

Event

Workshop co-organised by CECOP and CFI - Under the auspices of Lombardy Region

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29 Oct 2019

Council Conclusions on Economy of Well-Being: Social Economy for inclusion and quality jobs

Press release

Employment and Social Affairs Ministers call Member States and the European Commission to reinforce the role of the social economy in creating quality jobs and providing social inclusion

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03 Oct 2019

New Commission, new Parliament: nominations, confirmations and next challenges

News

After their appointment, the European Parliament is auditing Commissioners-designate. In the meantime, the social economy family is gathering support among Members of the European Parliaments (MEPs) to renew the Social Economy Int...

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27 Sep 2019

Economy of well-being, Social Platform stresses added value of cooperatives and social justice for quality jobs

News

CECOP and SOLIDAR’s common workshop on quality jobs provided several recommendations for EU decision makers on how to achieve the economy of well-being.

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07 Aug 2019

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #2

News

CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the second edition of our biannual bulletin on EU-related social affairs and legislative monitoring to keep informed its members as well as other interested actors and stakeholders.

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01 Aug 2019

The EESC considers blockchain technologies can improve the performance of social economy organisations, benefiting their members and end-users

News

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11 Jul 2019

DEEP ROOTS, LONG BRANCHES - Brief from CECOP’s 40th Anniversary session – Manchester 21st of June 2019

Event

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10 Jul 2019

Civil Society Days 2019 – Solidar and CECOP: democracy at work brings more democracy in the public sphere

News

A summary of the Civil Society Days 2019 at the European Economic and Social Committee on the 13th of June where Secretary General Diana Dovgan and President of the French worker cooperative SCOP-TI took the floor during a se...

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10 Jul 2019

European Elections 2019 – Results, aftermath and CECOP’s Next Steps

News

In the aftermath of the elections which took place on the 26th of May, in this article, we point out CECOP’s priorities and goals for this new parliamentary term.

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10 Jul 2019

Eurofound Report confirms: Cooperatives show an ability to flourish resiliently after a crisis

News

CECOP welcomes the publication of Eurofound report “Cooperatives and social enterprises: Work and employment in selected countries” which reaffirms that cooperatives, particularly worker cooperatives a...

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08 Jul 2019

Report of Activity 2018

Publication

In our Report of Activity for 2018 you can read about the main activities that CECOP undertook in 2018.

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27 Jun 2019

Reaction to EC evaluation of the Council Recommendation on the integration of the long-term unemployed in the labour market

Position paper

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04 Jun 2019

ZOOM IN on our Romanian Member – UCECOM

Press release

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

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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29 Dec 2018

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #1

News

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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