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28 Oct 2015

Back to school for social cooperatives!

Event

Thirty cooperators from different parts of Europe met in Milan on 11th of October to take part at the first edition of Social Cooperatives and Social Enterprises International School. The school focused on social innovation and...

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27 Oct 2015

A teaching toolkit to explain worker and social cooperatives in France

News

Raise your hand if you were taught about cooperatives in school? Until now, it was almost easier to discover them during your stay in kindergarten and primary school, with the school cooperatives, than during your higher educat...

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26 Oct 2015

Milan Expo: a discussion on health care cooperatives

News

On 13 October the International Conference On Health Care Cooperatives organized a workshop entitled “Feeding the welfare: coops in health care” in the Milan Expo. The workshop was animated by international speakers...

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23 Oct 2015

Worker Cooperatives in the UK develop a Solidarity Fund to reinforce the movement

News

Cooperators united to strengthen the worker cooperative movement in the UK. A group of worker cooperatives have created a solidarity Fund to manage a common Fund paid by the monthly subscription of individuals, worker cooperati...

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21 Oct 2015

Social cooperatives represent 44,5% of total jobs created in the sector of health and social care in Italy

Publication

According to the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE), social cooperatives operating in the sector of health and social care, represent the 44.5% of total jobs created in Italy in this sec...

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01 Oct 2015

Toward a better support of enterprises integrating long term unemployed into the labour market?

Position paper

CECOP, the European Confederation of Cooperatives active in industry and services, welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a Council recommendation on the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour ma...

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25 Sep 2015

Our new image and website launched today!

News

Today, CECOP has launched its new image and website. Our new, more modern and dynamic, logo alongside the slogan “Working Together”, embodying the Cooperative Marque -the global identity of the cooperative movement...

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21 Sep 2015

The European Parliament adopts a resolution on social entrepreneurship and social innovation in combating unemployment

Position paper

On 10 September the European Parliament has adopted the resolution on “Social entrepreneurship and social innovation in combating unemployment”, an initiative of the MEP Veronica Lope Fontagné (PPE). “(...

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14 Sep 2015

Worker and social cooperatives urge EU ministers to be guided by EU foundational values when discussing the humanitarian refugee crisis

Press release

3,000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean since January, mostly people who are fleeing armed conflicts in Siria, Eritrea, Sudan or Irak where they risk their lives. The European Commission has already identified 120,000 peo...

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11 Sep 2015

The first edition of Social Cooperatives and Social Enterprises International School will take place in Milan in October

News

Federsolidarietà – Confcooperative, the largest Italian organisation of social cooperatives, is organising the first Social Cooperatives and Social Enterprises International School from 11 to 13 October 2015 in Mil...

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10 Aug 2015

Summer edition: last issue of Work Together is out now!

News

The summer edition of the E-magazine Work Together containing the latest news on cooperatives active in Industry and Services worldwide is available in English, French and Spanish.

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29 Jul 2015

World Declaration on Worker Cooperatives

Press release

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28 Jul 2015

2012 International Year of Cooperatives

News

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28 Jul 2015

2012 International Year of Cooperatives

News

The United Nations declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives. It is a crucial opportunity for the cooperative movement to raise awareness of our business model and CECOP - CICOPA Europe is conscious of that.

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16 Jul 2015

Democratic enterprises promoting intergenerational and gender equality

News

Worker and social cooperatives provide youth and women a more equal access to employment and management positions. Although they might face specific discriminatory situations, for young persons and for women employment is often...

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15 Jul 2015

CICOPA statement at the International Labour Conference, 29 May 2014

Press release

On behalf of the International Cooperative Alliance, the Secretary General of CICOPA,Bruno Roelants is representing the cooperative movement at the International Labour Conference hold from 28 May to 12 June.

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15 Jul 2015

Highlights of the conference "Cooperatives and Work Integration of Disadvantaged Persons" 25/11/2013

Event

The conference Cooperatives and Work Integration of Disadvantaged Persons was co-organized by the European Confederation of Cooperatives in Industry and Services (CECOP-CICOPA Europe) and Confcooperative-Federsolidarietà...

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15 Jul 2015

László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

News

Keynote speech of László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, at the Conference "Cooperatives and Work Integration of Disadvantaged Persons". It was co-organized by...

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15 Jul 2015

Turkish version of TOGETHER

Video

The documentary TOGETHER. How cooperatives show resilience to the crisis can be fully watched now in Turkish. It was produced in 2012 by CECOP, the European Confederation of cooperatives active in Industry and Services.

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23 Jun 2011

The resilience of the cooperative model

Publication

The study “The resilience of the cooperative model”, produced by CECOP - CICOPA Europe identifies the mechanisms which reinforce the resilience of European cooperatives in industry and services to the crisis. There...

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