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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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27 Jan 2016

96 years of cooperative university teaching in Romania

News

The name chosen by the ARTIFEX university in Rumania, which represents a response to the real social need for training for professional and managerial staff, managers and specialists who are required to both manage and organise...

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27 Jan 2016

18/03 : CECOP Board

Event

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28 Dec 2015

November/December issue of Work Together is out!

Publication

The November/December issue of the magazine ‪Work Together‬ sharing the latest news on cooperatives active in industry and services worldwide is out! Specific articles are focused on European issues such as the latest informati...

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14 Dec 2015

Social agriculture: social cooperatives in Italy fostering territorial cohesion and development

News

Social innovation in Italy is making a difference, even in agriculture. Multiple experiences of social agriculture have “sprouted" around the country. Those initiatives closely connect agriculture with the local welf...

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10 Dec 2015

The UK’s social care sector through the eyes of the cooperatives CASA and Leading Lives

News

Cooperatives offering health and social care services, deeply rooted in the Italian territory, are now emerging in the UK. Democratically run and worker-owned enterprise, the cooperative CASA, created in 2004 in North east of E...

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09 Dec 2015

Between local stakes and universal emergency: cooperatives are committed to the ecological transition

News

During the Cop 21, conference on climate held in Paris during which UN members must sign a new international agreement against global warming, worker cooperatives have been showcasing their good practices in sectors as diverse...

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09 Dec 2015

Juan Antonio Pedreño, representative of the Spanish worker cooperative federation, elected president of Social Economy Europe

Press release

Juan Antonio Pedreño, President of the Spanish worker cooperative confederation (COCETA) and of CEPES, the Spanish business confederation of social economy, was unanimously elected President of Social Economy Europe for...

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08 Dec 2015

Council adopts conclusions on social economy: a historic commitment for the Member States

Press release

On Monday 7th of December, the European ministers in charge of employment and social affairs met to discuss the development of the social economy in the framework of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Council (E...

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14 Nov 2015

A new video about Young cooperators in the world: 4 European examples

Video

Precarious work, not in line with their studies, a lack of independence…According to the latest numbers from the OECD, at least 75 million youths in the world are unemployed, while others are now creating tools to decide...

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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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