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23 Oct 2018

Of hearts and minds: the example of social agriculture in Italy at the European Parliament

News

If you have not heard of social agriculture and social farming, it is high time to catch up, because in some European countries like Italy they have been around for half a century already.

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17 Oct 2018

XI Conference on Social Economy in Poland (OSES)

Event

On 15 October 2018 in Poland, for the 11th time, Members of Permanent Meeting of Social Economy (SKES) organized a Social Economy Conference in Poland – OSES. CECOP’s Polish member, NAUWC (National Auditing Union of...

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05 Oct 2018

R2G meeting in Milan

Project

Do the governance models of Social Enterprises differ across European countries? Is there a common ground on which to build alliances? How can Social Enterprises grow and what can we do to foster information and consultation ri...

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03 Oct 2018

GSEF2018: The issue of "digital welfare" needs to be addressed now, said Mr Guerini

News

This year’s 4th edition was held from the 1st to the 3rd of October 2018 in Bilbao and saw the participation of the CECOP-CICOPA Europe President Giuseppe Guerini.

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28 Sep 2018

Stand Up for the Social Pillar: Strong presence and interest for the first meeting of the alliance!

Event

On 26 September in Brussels, a conference was held on the role of the European Semester mechanism and the Multiannual Financial Framework as tools to boost social investments. The conference was attended by 120 representatives...

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25 Sep 2018

CECOP appointed member of GECES

News

CECOP has been appointed as members of the European Commission’s expert group on Social Economy and Social Enterprises (GECES).

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18 Sep 2018

Cafe Čokl: Consciousness through Coffee

News

We met with Živa from the worker cooperative Buna in Ljubljana. Through the coffee they exclusively make from Fair-trade beans, they promote the values of the cooperatives: autonomy and independence; education, training and inf...

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17 Sep 2018

26/09: Delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights: The role of the European Semester and the new MFF

Event

WHEN: Wednesday 26th September 2018 15:00-17:00 
WHERE: European Parliament, room A3G-3

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12 Sep 2018

#SOTEU: CECOP-CICOPA Europe calls for more coherent and ambitious goals before the end of the European Commission term

Press release

This morning, 12th of September 2018, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his traditional State of the Union address at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the last o...

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08 Aug 2018

20/11: What Future for Youth at Risk of Exclusion?

Event

20 NOV 2018, Brussels: How worker and social cooperatives contribute to social inclusion of young people

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11 Jul 2018

CECOP signs a 4 years partnership agreement with the European Commission under the EaSI programme

Project

CECOP signs a 4 years partnership agreement with the European Commission under the EaSI programme

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06 Jul 2018

CECOP recommendations at European Commission’s conference on partnerships between the social economy and “traditional enterprises”

News

CECOP – CICOPA Europe was invited by the European Commission (EC), DG GROWTH, to contribute to its conference “Creating value together: Towards business partnerships between social economy and traditional enterprise...

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21 Jun 2018

Stand Up for the Social Pillar!

Press release

A new group has been set up to encourage Governments and EU institutions to fully implement the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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01 Jun 2018

01 - 03/06: 10th Anniversary of the YO!Fest

Event

2018 marks the anniversary of the tenth edition of Yo!Fest and the third time it joins forces with the European Parliament to create the European Youth Event (EYE). Organised by the European Youth Forum, since its first edition...

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17 May 2018

12/06: EIforPHS Main Event

Event

Registrations are open to the EIforPHS Main Event in June in Brussels, where the project and its results over the past two years will be presented.

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23 Apr 2018

25 - 28/10: Social Cooperatives International School 2018, Naples

Event

SAVE-THE-DATE 25/28 OCT 2018: CICOPA’s member Federsolidarietà – Confcooperative, the biggest federation of social cooperatives in Italy, is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth global edition of Soci...

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17 Apr 2018

CECOP was in Sofia to defend a more social Europe

News

CECOP has been asking for a more social Europe for years, and the Pillar of Social Rights is certainly a good start to our demands, said Giuseppe Guerini during the high-level conference on Social Economy in Sofia, stressing th...

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10 Apr 2018

26 April 2018: CECOP General Assembly

Event

CALL TO OUR MEMBERS: CECOP 2018 General Assembly will take place in Brussels the 26 April. It is a very important moment, which comes at a time of major changes, both for our organisation and more generally for the internationa...

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29 Mar 2018

High-level international conference in Sofia: “SOCIAL ECONOMY – FOR ECONOMICALLY SUSTAINABLE AND SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE EU”

Event

Our President Giuseppe Guerini will attend the panel on the "Pillars of Social Rights and Social Economy" on 16 April in Sofia, at 11:30

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22 Feb 2018

CECOP – CICOPA EUROPE and CICOPA appoint Diana Dovgan as Secretary General

Press release

The Boards of the two organisations have appointed Diana Dovgan, CECOP – CICOPA Europe’s and CICOPA’s Senior Policy Officer, as Secretary General as of 1st of March, following the departure of the previous Sec...

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