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15 Sep 2016

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

Press release

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

News

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

News

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

Event

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

Press release

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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27 Jun 2016

France announces the creation of the first Scop grouping: Calice

News

Since 31 July 2014, the law on the SSE (Social and Solidarity Economy) has authorised the creation of groupings of Scops in order to improve the model’s competitiveness. The Scop Movement has supported the efforts made to...

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27 Jun 2016

Elections: Giuseppe Guerini new President of CECOP

News

The General Assembly of CECOP, gathered in Brussels on 23 June, has elected Beppe Guerini as the new President of CECOP. With this election, he will also become Vice-President of CICOPA for Europe. Beppe Guerini has been a soci...

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24 Jun 2016

Cultural.coop, reimagining cultural work

News

“The lives of cultural workers are complex and contradictory; insecurity, low pay, long hours, pressure and anxiety are often the prize to pay for some degree of pleasure and autonomy at work”, complains Marisol San...

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13 Jun 2016

Last year 8,533 first jobs were created in new cooperatives in Spain

News

Just like the previous years, 2015 was a good year for worker cooperatives. In fact, 8,533 first jobs were created in new cooperatives. To put this into perspective, since the crisis began in 2008, the number of cooperatives cr...

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30 May 2016

Worker, social and producers' cooperatives, a way to fight social exclusion for young people?

Publication

Cooperatives can be part of the solution for the younger generations in Europe, as they are facing the highest levels of unemployment and precarious jobs. This statement is part of the report recently published by the European...

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10 May 2016

Spanish women feel better and achieve higher positions working in cooperatives

News

When speaking about cooperatives and gender, Spain is no different from other parts of the world. Spanish women can obtain better jobs and feel better working in cooperatives.

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11 Apr 2016

Declaration on migrants and refugees

Position paper

The gravest migration and humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War II and other serious challenges migrants are facing all over the world have urged cooperatives in industry and services, -which are people-centred enterpri...

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10 Apr 2016

Work Together - April 2016

Publication

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21 Mar 2016

Italian cooperatives lead the way in helping workers strike a good work-life balance

News

Italian cooperatives accord priority to the integration of women in the labour market. Not only are 61% of their employees women, 23.6% of them hold top level positions (26% including positions of responsibility in the manageme...

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21 Mar 2016

Labour Integration of refugees in Greece: a Cooperative Hostel to Spread Solidarity

News

“Welcommon” stands for “Welcome in common”. This is the name that four well-established organisations, the social cooperative Wind of Renewal, the Greek Forum of Refugees, the Greek Forum of Migrants and...

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04 Mar 2016

Social cooperatives: the charter for the promotion of the sustainable inclusion of migrants in Italy

News

The on-going conflicts in Africa and the Middle East have led to an increasing number of individuals leaving their home countries and seeking asylum in Europe and the European Union has found itself unprepared to deal with this...

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29 Feb 2016

Labour integration of refugees: the cooperative formula

News

Since its creation, social cooperative Camelot in Bologna and Ferrara, Italy, has worked on programs for the labour integration of migrants, including asylum seeker and refugees. It provides services within the framework of the...

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29 Feb 2016

"Subiendo al Sur", the emblematic Spanish cooperative of immigrants that is striving to overcome the crisis

News

If there is an emblematic cooperative of immigrants in Spain, it is the restaurant, store and catering service from Madrid, Subiendo al Sur, which is more than 25 years old and has constantly changed and adapted to circumstance...

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23 Feb 2016

Quality employment to be one of the main challenges to face, according to the ILO

Press release

In 2016, the creation of quality employment is one of the main challenges “all countries and regions of the world are confronting”, according to the recently published International Labour Organisation (ILO) study &...

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05 Feb 2016

CECOP welcomes GUE/NGL commitment to place Social and Solidarity Economy at the heart of the new European project

Press release

More than 200 people participated in the European Forum on Social and Solidarity Economy, “Transforming the economic and cultural paradigms”, held on 28 January in the European Parliament. The Forum, which was organized by the Eur...

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