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15 Oct 2018

Better Jobs and Better Future: What cooperatives can do for young people?

Video

CECOP-CICOPA Europe has decided to give a voice directly to young people and those working with them. Here is the result! Three videos illustrating employment and entrepreneurial opportunities that cooperatives in industry and...

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05 Oct 2018

R2G meeting in Milan

Project

Do the governance models of Social Enterprises differ across European countries? Is there a common ground on which to build alliances? How can Social Enterprises grow and what can we do to foster information and consultation ri...

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18 Jul 2018

Two new post-graduate faculties in "cooperative management" to open in Poland

News

CECOP's member NAUWC (National Auditing Union of Workers’ Cooperatives) started cooperation with Lesser Poland School of Public Administration at the University of Economics in Krakow and with the faculty of Managemen...

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01 Jun 2018

01 - 03/06: 10th Anniversary of the YO!Fest

Event

2018 marks the anniversary of the tenth edition of Yo!Fest and the third time it joins forces with the European Parliament to create the European Youth Event (EYE). Organised by the European Youth Forum, since its first edition...

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10 Apr 2018

26 April 2018: CECOP General Assembly

Event

CALL TO OUR MEMBERS: CECOP 2018 General Assembly will take place in Brussels the 26 April. It is a very important moment, which comes at a time of major changes, both for our organisation and more generally for the internationa...

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22 Feb 2018

CECOP – CICOPA EUROPE and CICOPA appoint Diana Dovgan as Secretary General

Press release

The Boards of the two organisations have appointed Diana Dovgan, CECOP – CICOPA Europe’s and CICOPA’s Senior Policy Officer, as Secretary General as of 1st of March, following the departure of the previous Sec...

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18 Jan 2018

18 January 2018 — Secretary General Bruno Roelants appointed as Director-General of the ICA

Press release

Today, the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) appointed Bruno Roelants as its new Director-General. Mr Roelants, currently Secretary General at CICOPA and CECOP-CICOPA Europe, will begin his new role...

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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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26 Sep 2017

“The transfer of enterprises is a strong alternative to the closings”

News

The Committee of the Regions in Brussels was the stage for the final Conference of the “Saving Jobs!” project, “Transfer of enterprises to worker cooperatives and the role of public authorities - an under-esti...

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22 Sep 2017

22 September 2017 - A “Renewed Industrial Policy Strategy” simply cannot do without cooperatives

Press release

Brussels, 22 September 2017, the European confederation of industrial and service cooperatives, welcomes the European Commission & Communication for a Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy but regrets the lack of support and...

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22 Sep 2017

A “Renewed Industrial Policy Strategy” simply cannot do without the Cooperatives

Position paper

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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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30 Jun 2017

1st July: Cooperatives ensure that vulnerable and precarious workers are not left behind

News

Tomorrow 1 July, cooperators around the globe celebrate the International Day of Cooperatives and use this opportunity to firmly reiterate why cooperatives ensure that no one is left behind, under the common theme of Inclusion....

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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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03 May 2017

Moving forward to a destinations-centred COOPROUTE

Project

Several cooperatives across Europe are offering a sustainable and innovative tourism experience. In 2014, CECOP, together with other cooperative organisations, local authorities and entities from all around Europe, launched the...

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12 Apr 2017

Great success of the Sixth European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

News

Cooperatives and other social economy enterprises met for the sixth time in 2017 for the European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). More than 100 exhibitors from a total of 16 countries including Belgium,...

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07 Apr 2017

Social tourism on the Italian Ionian coast

News

The Fratello sole (Brother Sun) social cooperative was created at the end of the 1970s following the introduction of the Basaglia reform which radically changed care services provided to people suffering from mental health issu...

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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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22 Mar 2017

Offering sail trips as a way to improve life skills, knowledge and attitudes

News

For these cooperators navigating is more than a transportation system. Based in Chichester and stablished on 2009, the Sail Boat Project is a worker cooperative providing a range of learning activities based around sailing. Aim...

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