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01 May 2017

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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12 Dec 2016

Social cooperatives create the first Italian network of social agriculture

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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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28 Nov 2016

CECOP welcomes the European Commission’s Communication on the Start-up and Scale-up Initiative

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CECOP, the European Confederation of industrial and service cooperatives, welcomes the recently launched Communication from the European Commission “Europe’s next leaders: the Start-up and Scale-up Initiative”...

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25 Nov 2016

The President of CECOP receives recognition of the Polish cooperative movement on its 200th anniversary

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The president of CECOP, Giuseppe Guerini has received the medal for the 200th anniversary of the Polish cooperative movement under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda.

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17 Nov 2016

“Cooperatives can dignify work”, Giuseppe Guerini, President of CECOP at the EESC-ILO Conference on the Future of Work

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The experience of industrial and service cooperatives was shared during the European Economic and Social Committee – International Labour Organisation High level Conference on the Future of Work held Brussels 15-16 Novemb...

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04 Nov 2016

Great success of the SCIS2016: 4 days of international exchanges on social cooperatives

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Social cooperatives are among the most vital actors of the economy in today’s world, showing the capacity to understand the challenges our societies face today. 30 Cooperative managers from Italy, Japan, Croatia, Czech Re...

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16 Sep 2016

Are you a cooperative manager? Register to the SCIS2016 before 22 September: few seats left!

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Are you a social cooperative manager willing to know other international experiences? Keep on reading. Register before 22 September for the Social Cooperatives International School (SCIS2016), to be held in Naples (Italy) from...

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15 Sep 2016

The European Parliament recognises the job creation potential of small and medium cooperatives in industry and services

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Today, the plenary session of the European Parliament has approved the report entitled 'How best to harness the job creation potential of SMEs?', which is aimed at supporting SMEs in their efforts to combat the unemploy...

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23 Aug 2016

Italy has adopted a reform of the third sector which introduces significant new developments

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Social entrepreneurship in Italy may well be about to experience a new period of developments. The reform of the third sector, which was approved by the Parliament in June, has established a framework with a view to the introdu...

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05 Aug 2016

First Greek law covering both social cooperatives and worker cooperatives to be discussed soon at the national parliament

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The Greek government has prepared a draft law on Social and Solidarity Economy and the development of its agencies, which will soon be discussed by the Greek parliament. While part of the law is on the wider social and solidari...

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18 Jul 2016

Social Cooperatives International School from 20 to 23 October in Naples

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The second edition of the Social Cooperatives International School (SCIS2016) will be held in Naples (Italy) from 20 to 23 October 2016. The School, with a high entrepreneurial profile, is specifically addressed to cooperatives...

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01 Jul 2016

Industrial and service cooperatives: essential allies to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Tomorrow is the International Day of Cooperatives. To celebrate it, the international cooperative movement is showing how those enterprises promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ‘Co-operatives:...

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