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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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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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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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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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01 May 2017

International Workers' Day: Cooperatives’ ability to provide sustainable employment should inspire the future of work

News

The world of work is undergoing enormous transformations: the quality and organisation of work, the crisis of social and economic systems and the so-called 4th industrial revolution are all turning the world upside down. As ent...

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04 Apr 2017

26/4 > Cooperatives and the Future of Work workshop in Malta

Event

The Future of Work initiative under the International Labour Organization (ILO) Centenary is a key issue for cooperatives which by representing about 9% of the world employed population, according to our recent estimates, are...

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24 Mar 2017

A future of Europe that cares for the real economy, sustainable development and social justice

Press release

As the European Union is celebrating 60 years, cooperatives in industry and services wish to call on the need for a new Europe that again cares for the real economy, sustainable development and social justice. Over the years co...

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16 Mar 2017

Giuseppe Guerini, President of CECOP: “Cooperatives are a real driver of change and one of the few systems that, in today’s world, can provide opportunities for growth and the empowerment of

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03 Mar 2017

Growth in employment in Spanish cooperatives: 13,249 new positions in 2016

News

2016 was a strong year for setting up worker cooperatives in Spain. According to the latest figures released by Spain’s Ministry of Employment, at the end of the third quarter of 2016 there had been a 7.3% increase in the...

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26 Jan 2017

European Parliament calls for the promotion of cooperatives

Press release

CECOP welcomes the European Parliament Resolution of 19 January 2017 on a European Pillar of Social Rights, led by MEP Maria Joao Rodrigues (S&D), which recognizes that cooperatives are an integral part of the social econom...

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18 Jan 2017

The role played by cooperatives in building social justice whilst generating wealth and distributing it equitably should be fully recognized

Press release

The EU social model has been deteriorating gradually since the beginning of the crisis, with increasing levels of inequality, unemployment and a partial return to the informal economy. Young people, migrant workers and women ha...

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11 Jan 2017

25 - 26/04 CECOP General Assembly

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09 Jan 2017

19 - 22/10: Social Cooperatives International School 2017, Naples

Event

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12 Dec 2016

Social cooperatives create the first Italian network of social agriculture

News

After one year from the approval of the Italian law on social agriculture, the first Italian network of social agriculture "AgriCo.Re – Agricoltura e Cooperazione in rete" will be created. It will gather togethe...

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