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07 Jul 2020

Cooperatives fit to contribute in the new European skills agenda

Position paper

New Commission communication lays out the European strategy to develop skills and ensure lifelong learning for European workers.

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19 Jun 2020

Social coops in new Commission’s guide on socially responsible public procurement

News

New commission report recognises CECOP affiliated social cooperatives as good practice examples and strategic partners in socially responsible public procurement.

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03 Jun 2020

Industrial coops at Social Economy Intergroup Meeting

News

During the first public hearing of the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup, CECOP presented proposals for the Social Economy Action Plan and highlighted the importance of industrial cooperatives and worker buyouts in t...

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31 Mar 2020

Message of solidarity with members affected by COVID-19

Press release

Joint solidarity message by the Inigo Albizuri, Giuseppe Guerini and Luis Alvez, respectively Presidents of CICOPA, CECOP and CICOPA Americas to cooperatives and members affected by the COVID-19

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30 Mar 2020

Hope for cooperative SMEs: EU Adopts Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative to combat COVID-19

News

On the 30th of March, the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative has been adopted to ease Member States’ economic effort in the fight against COVID-19 outbreak. Cohesion funds can help SMEs, including industrial and service co...

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12 Mar 2020

EU Industrial and SME Strategies. Europe needs sustainable and human-centred enterprises such as industrial cooperatives

News

The European Commission’s Industrial and SME Strategies put forward some satisfactory proposals especially on SMEs digital and green transition, but it’s still a long way to go for actual entrepreneurial diversity to be recognised...

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12 Dec 2019

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #3

EASI Programme

CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the third edition of our biannual bulletin on EU-related social affairs and legislative monitoring to keep informed its members as well as other interested actors and stakeholders.

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12 Dec 2019

Council Conclusions reaffirm role of social economy in inclusive labour market

News

European Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs (EPSCO Council) gathered in Brussels on the 10th of December adopted conclusions on inclusive labour market.

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11 Dec 2019

ZOOM IN on our Finnish Member – Coop Finland

News

European readers, tv viewers, citizens, in general, are regularly confronted with terms like the Austrian presidency or the Finnish presidency of the European Union. Newspapers and news broadcaster are often caught in the rush of...

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10 Dec 2019

The Multiplier Effect: EU financial instruments for social cooperatives and social enterprises

EASI Programme

Social cooperatives representatives, cooperative financing institutions, politicians and the European Commission with the European Investment Fund gathered in Milan on the 2nd of December to discuss opportunities and challenges of...

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03 Dec 2019

European Commission will develop an Action Plan for the Social Economy

Press release

On his updated mission statement Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit was asked by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to develop an Action Plan for the Social Economy

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27 Nov 2019

The 2019-2024 European Commission (finally) approved

News

The new college will officially take office on the 1st of December after a few weeks delay.

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15 Nov 2019

The multiplier effect: increasing the access to finance for social cooperatives through EU instruments

EASI Programme

Workshop co-organised by CECOP and CFI - Under the auspices of Lombardy Region

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29 Oct 2019

Council Conclusions on Economy of Well-Being: Social Economy for inclusion and quality jobs

Press release

Employment and Social Affairs Ministers call Member States and the European Commission to reinforce the role of the social economy in creating quality jobs and providing social inclusion

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03 Oct 2019

New Commission, new Parliament: nominations, confirmations and next challenges

News

After their appointment, the European Parliament is auditing Commissioners-designate. In the meantime, the social economy family is gathering support among Members of the European Parliaments (MEPs) to renew the Social Economy Int...

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01 Aug 2019

The EESC considers blockchain technologies can improve the performance of social economy organisations, benefiting their members and end-users

News

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11 Jul 2019

DEEP ROOTS, LONG BRANCHES - Brief from CECOP’s 40th Anniversary session – Manchester 21st of June 2019

Event

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10 Jul 2019

European Elections 2019 – Results, aftermath and CECOP’s Next Steps

News

In the aftermath of the elections which took place on the 26th of May, in this article, we point out CECOP’s priorities and goals for this new parliamentary term.

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08 Jul 2019

Report of Activity 2018

Publication

In our Report of Activity for 2018 you can read about the main activities that CECOP undertook in 2018.

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26 Jun 2019

CECOP President Giuseppe Guerini at Final Conference in Brussels in June 2019

News

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