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14 Feb 2019

CECOP at the 2019 EU Industry Days – Industrial cooperatives are drivers of the circular economy

Event

What is European Industry’s role in tackling climate change? Are industries paying their fair share to support sustainable production processes? What is the European industry’s role in the field of upskilling and re...

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14 Feb 2019

Social Economy for the Future of the European Union

Event

On Wednesday 6th of February 2019, Social Economy Europe held an event at the European Economic and Social Committee on “Social Economy for the Future of the European Union”.

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30 Jan 2019

ERSE Cooperative: "Better jobs and better future: What cooperatives can do for young people?"

EASI Programme

CECOP-CICOPA Europe has decided to give a voice directly to young people and those working with them. Here is the third and last video of the series. It comes from the Cooperative ERSE, founded in Tuscany by a group of young en...

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10 Jan 2019

EU Industry Days: The role of industrial cooperatives in the circular economy

Event

The third edition of the EU Industry Days is coming up on the 5th and 6th of February in Brussels. Under the topic of sustainability, CECOP will organise a session on the role of industrial cooperatives in the circular economy....

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23 Oct 2018

Of hearts and minds: the example of social agriculture in Italy at the European Parliament

News

If you have not heard of social agriculture and social farming, it is high time to catch up, because in some European countries like Italy they have been around for half a century already.

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18 Sep 2018

Cafe Čokl: Consciousness through Coffee

EASI Programme

We met with Živa from the worker cooperative Buna in Ljubljana. Through the coffee they exclusively make from Fair-trade beans, they promote the values of the cooperatives: autonomy and independence; education, training and inf...

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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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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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21 Aug 2017

Social farming in Italy: how the social cooperative, Un fiore per la vita, is showing the way forward

News

In Italy, social farming is an important and growing instrument of territorial cohesion and development, linking agriculture to local welfare. In the region of Campania alone, social cooperation employs 12,460 people and has mo...

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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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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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21 Mar 2017

A former ochre factory to gather the region around color

News

Ôkhra is located in a former ochre factory built in 1921 in the area of Roussillon, a small town of 1300 inhabitants in the south of France’s Natural Parc of Luberon. When the early business stopped in 1963, the ass...

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16 Mar 2017

Giuseppe Guerini, President of CECOP: “Cooperatives are a real driver of change and one of the few systems that, in today’s world, can provide opportunities for growth and the empowerment of

News

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