On 5 May 2021, the European Commission published an update of the 2020 Industrial Strategy, which focuses on what needs to be done on and what lessons need to be learned from the COVID-19 crisis.
In our Report of Activity for 2020, you can read about the main activities that CECOP undertook last year.
CECOP and its members represented worker and social cooperatives during the EUSES 2021, reiterating that cooperatives are an integral part of the Social Economy.
The German Verein zur Förderung der Solidarischen Ökonomie e.V. recently published an edited volume with contributions from cooperators across Europe. The book includes a German Translation of CECOP's All for One report.
CECOP, together with ENSIE, hosted a workshop at the Social Platform Flagship conference. Together with the Portuguese Secretary of State Gabriel Bastos, representatives of different sectors of the Social Economy and beyond discus...
The European Social Economy Summit (EUSES) will take place at the end of May, in which CECOP will host a session, and multiple members will be present as well.
The EESC approved an opinion that highlights the role of the Social Economy for job creation and the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The opinion explicitly mentions cooperatives as key players in the Social...
CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the sixth 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.
As part of the ‘Stand Up for the Social Pillar Alliance, CECOP called for a comprehensive and meaningful implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan ahead of the European Social Summit in Porto.
CECOP reacts to the European Commission’s consultation on the Social Economy Action Plan, calling to recognise worker and social cooperatives as an integral part of the Social Economy.
On the 4th of May, ENSIE and CECOP will host a joint workshop on the Social Economy Action Plan, highlighting the needs of Europe’s Social Economy ahead of the Porto Social Summit.
CECOP invites you to the event “A solidarity action plan for all generations” organized with the Stand Up for the Social Pillar Alliance.
On April 15, the Portuguese Confecoop and CECOP, hosted a joint conference on the future of the EU Disability Strategy, with the participation of prominent members of the European cooperative movement and policymakers.
Stilian Balasopulov was member of the board and Vice President of CECOP for more than 20 years, he was also President of the Bulgarian member organization NUWPC from 1992 to 2021. He was a humble cooperator and tireless ambassa...
On March 29th, CECOP President Giuseppe Guerini delivered the keynote speech at a high-level conference on "The role of Social Economy in the creation of jobs and the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights".
CECOP is organising a conference with Portuguese member Confecoop. The online event will focus on the cooperatives’ role in social inclusion for people with disabilities.
On the 29th of March, CECOP President Giuseppe Guerini is set to deliver a keynote speech in conference “The role of Social Economy in the creation of jobs and in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.”
The European Commission published its "Action Plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights" on March 4th, 2021. CECOP welcomes that steps are taken in target setting to make the European Pillar of Social Rights a reality, but urg...
CECOP President Giuseppe Guerini intervened at two workshops in the EU Civil Society Days and shared views on social economy and cooperatives as viable business model to build back better.
The ‘Stand up for the Social Pillar’ Alliance held a high-level debate following the publication of the European Commission’s Social Pillar Action Plan with the participation of Commissioner Schmit and the Portuguese Minister of L...
During a panel organized by Mondragon Corporation, cooperators from across Europe had an opportunity to exchange their cooperative experiences and strategies in re-and upskilling of workers.
The European Commission launched its first stage social partners consultation on improving the working conditions in platform work. CECOP welcomes the analysis brought forward by the EC and the consultation with European social pa...
CECOP invites you on Friday, the 5th of March 2021 from 14:00 to 16:00 CET to the online conference "From Declarations to Action: Time for Social Rights!"
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...
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.