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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

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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

Long-term unemployment has affected 12 million Europeans since the economic crisis started in 2008. A long-term unemployed person is, in EU and OECD terms, somebody who has not been in employment for 12 months or more. Needless...

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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 n...

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20 Dec 2018

An introduction to the European Social Fund+

News

Within the next programming period (the European budget 2021-2027), the most suited fund to implement the Social Pillar is the European Social Fund+ (ESF+).

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20 Dec 2018

What is InvestEU?

News

InvestEU could be an excellent tool for creating jobs and strengthening the competitiveness of the European Union. It aims at fostering inclusive growth and strengthens investment in the social dimension. In this article, CECOP...

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17 Dec 2018

Promoting the Pillar of Social Rights with the Spanish civil society

Event

On the 10th of December in Madrid, CECOP and its Spanish member COCETA, Spanish confederation of worker cooperatives, held a public conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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06 Dec 2018

CECOP & COCETA to hold a public conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights

Event

On the 10th of December in Madrid, CECOP and our Spanish member COCETA will hold a public conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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06 Dec 2018

How worker and social cooperatives contribute to social inclusion of young people

Event

Young people face the risk of poverty and social exclusion in Europe much more than other groups. The conference "What Future for Youth at Risk of Exclusion?" organized by CECOP–CICOPA Europe on 20 November in B...

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23 Nov 2018

The Future of EU policies for the Social Economy: towards a European Action Plan

News

"Social Economy Europe" issued its Action Plan, as a result of a work started at the Social Economy Inter-group of the European Parliament. CECOP, which became member of the organisation in November, fully supports th...

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16 Nov 2018

CECOP becomes a member of Social Economy Europe

Press release

On Tuesday 13th November 2018, Social Economy Europe’s General Assembly, held in Paris, unanimously approve the adhesion of CECOP-CICOPA Europe.

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