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23 Feb 2021

CECOP President addresses EU Commissioner Schmit and the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup

News

Giuseppe Guerini, President of CECOP, spoke at a panel with EU Commissioner Schmit, members of the European Parliament and Social Economy Europe, organized by the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup, highlighting the c...

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23 Feb 2021

CECOP at EESC public hearing on social economy and recovery

News

During a public hearing of the European Economic and Social Committee, CECOP President Guerini and several members of CECOP discussed the role of the social economy in a fair and sustainable recovery of Europe’s economy.

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22 Feb 2021

Stand up for the Social Pillar Alliance: statement ahead of EPSCO Council

Press release

The Alliance calls for an ambitious Action Plan implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR). EU’s recovery must be grounded in strong, sustainable and resilient economies flanked by progressive social policies and se...

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08 Feb 2021

EU Industry Days: CECOP at Mondragon’s session on skills and worker coops

Event

The fourth edition of the EU Industry Days is coming up 22-26 of February in Brussels (online). CECOP will take part in Mondragon’s session “Accelerating industrial transformation and workers’ skill development through worker coop...

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04 Feb 2021

Brexit, COVID and coop resilience: interview with new Co-ops UK CEO Rose Marley

News

Meet Rose Marley, the new CEO of Co-operatives UK, as she takes over her new position.

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28 Jan 2021

CECOP Board member Francesca Montalti appointed to EU Industrial Forum

News

CECOP is pleased to announce that the European Commission has invited CECOP Board Member Francesca Montalti to join the recently established EU Industrial Forum Expert Group.

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27 Jan 2021

Op-ed: To eradicate poverty we need fairer taxation

News

On the occasion of the launch of Oxfam's report 'The Inequality Virus', CECOP President Giuseppe Guerini comments on how worker and social cooperatives can contribute to the fight against inequalities.

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25 Jan 2021

Italy: historic agreement between unions and coops to promote worker buyouts

News

Italian cooperative federations Agci, Confcooperative and Legacoop have signed an agreement with Italy’s largest trade union organizations to promote cooperative worker buyouts.

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12 Jan 2021

CECOP welcomes ambitious work programme of the Portuguese EU Presidency

News

In light of the current Portuguese Council Presidency, CECOP reiterates the importance of worker and social cooperatives in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights and a human centered digital and green transiti...

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05 Jan 2021

CECOP welcomes Toledo Declaration on the Social and Solidarity Economy

News

19 EU member states reaffirmed their commitment to support the Social and Solidarity Economy in a declaration signed in Toledo, Europe’s Capital of the Social Economy.

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21 Dec 2020

ALL FOR ONE docuseries

EaSI Programme

CECOP is proud to present a three-part docuseries, made in the frame of our campaign and conference "ALL FOR ONE" in 2020.

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16 Dec 2020

CECOP report on Social Enterprises Laws in Europe. A worker and social coops perspective.

EaSI Programme

In December 2020, CECOP published a report on “Social Enterprise Laws In Europe After the 2011 ‘Social Business Initiative’. A comparative analysis from the perspective of worker and social cooperatives”, commissioned to Italian l...

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10 Dec 2020

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #5

EaSI Programme

CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the fifth 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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08 Dec 2020

Social Economy Europe launches guide on full inclusion of people with disabilities

News

The publication gathers examples of social economy enterprises including people with disabilities through work and/or access to services. Among the best practices, two CECOP member affiliated coops are featured.

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07 Dec 2020

CECOP welcomes recognition of the Social Economy in European Parliament’s Report on the EU Industry strategy

News

European Parliament calls Commission to account for social economy enterprises in the new EU industry strategy.

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04 Dec 2020

CECOP flagship conference and campaign on cooperative responses to non-standard and platform work

EaSI Programme

Read now the “ALL FOR ONE" campaign and conference report. Take a look at the highlights of our communication campaign, and online event on December 3rd, 2020, both dedicated to the worker-owned cooperatives' response to non-stand...

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02 Dec 2020

Polish NAUWC and CECOP reiterate the role of education in the European Action Plan for the Social Economy

EaSI Programme

Together with our Polish member NAUWC, CECOP co-hosted a national workshop on the role of education in the European Action Plan for the Social Economy.

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10 Nov 2020

Social Economy and Social Entrepreneurship: the role of social economy enterprises in supporting migrant entrepreneurs

Project

CECOP, Diesis Network, and REVES have published a chapter in the framework of the EMEN project final publication.

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05 Nov 2020

Worker and Social Cooperatives Reinforce Social Europe through Democratic Quality Work and Social Inclusion

Position paper

CECOP reacts to a European Commission consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan, highlighting the crucial role worker and social cooperatives take to ensure the protection of social rights of their members b...

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29 Oct 2020

Guerini: Worker and social coops will contribute to European Minimum Wage debate

News

CECOP President welcomes the proposal of a European Minimum Wage and comments on it in the light of a new directive by the European Commission.

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20 Oct 2020

Common Statement: Sustainable future with coops - EU Green Week

Press release

CECOP together with Cooperatives Europe and its sectorial organisations (cooperatives in retail, banking, housing, farming, energy) have released a common statement on cooperatives' contribution to sustainability on the occasion o...

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12 Oct 2020

ALL FOR ONE - Online Conference

EaSI Programme

Conference on the response of worker-owned cooperatives to non-standard employment on December 3, 2020. Programme and registration link can be found at the bottom of the page.

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12 Oct 2020

Worker Cooperatives are shaping the digital transition of the social economy

News

A new study by the European Commission provides an in-depth analysis on the opportunities and challenges digital technologies provide for the Social Economy. Highlighting several case studies of CECOP members’ cooperatives, the re...

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16 Sep 2020

CECOP reacts to EU Commission’s President State of the Union address

Press release

On September 16th, 2020 Commission President von der Leyen gave her first state of the European Union address in the European Parliament. CECOP welcomes the ambitions of the Commission to tackle the dual green and digital transiti...

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15 Sep 2020

Cooperatives are developers of the Digital Economy in Europe

News

Two new studies by CIRIEC International Research Center and Legacoop (Italy) highlight the importance of cooperatives to build an inclusive digital economy in Europe.

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