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21 Dec 2021

LIGHTS ON event "aftermovie"

Video EaSI / ESF+ programme

Watch here the "aftermovie" where we show the highlights of the LIGHTS ON online event.

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20 Dec 2021

Italian social cooperatives celebrate their 30th anniversary

News

The Italian cooperative movement is celebrating its growth and success in proposing a vision of an inclusive society, in which no one is left behind. In this article, we present the achievements of Italian social cooperatives in t...

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15 Dec 2021

Interview with NAUWC on occasion of their 30th anniversary

News

Our Polish member the National Auditing Union of Cooperatives (NAUWC) is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. On the occasion we had the chance to sit down with their President, Janusz Paszkowski.

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13 Dec 2021

Social Economy Action Plan delivers, but lacks long term objectives

News Press release Position paper

CECOP’s reaction the European Commission's Social Economy Action Plan. The SEAP will boost Europe’s Social Economy, including worker and social cooperatives.

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10 Dec 2021

Platform Work Directive finally places the workers at the centre of concern

News Press release Position paper

CECOP’s reaction to European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on improving working conditions in platform work.

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08 Dec 2021

European Economic and Social Committee acknowledged the potential of platform cooperatives

News

In its latest opinion, the EESC calls to develop the potential of platform cooperatives to implement decent work and democratic governance in the platform economy. Giuseppe Guerini, President of CECOP, led this opinion as a rappor...

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07 Dec 2021

CECOP docuseries "LIGHTS ON!" sheds a light on undeclared work

Video EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP is proud to present the LIGHTS ON docuseries, made in the frame of our campaign and conference "LIGHTS ON" in 2021.

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06 Dec 2021

"LIGHTS ON!" Conference highlights how worker and social cooperatives fight undeclared work across Europe

News EaSI / ESF+ programme

During an online event organized to celebrate the release of CECOP’s latest report "LIGHTS ON! Worker and social cooperatives tackling undeclared work", cooperators, researchers, and policy-makers discussed their efforts to fight...

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23 Nov 2021

CECOP publications are now available for free!

News Publication

Looking to add new titles to your digital library on worker and social cooperatives? Three of our books are now available for free to download.

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16 Nov 2021

35 years of CFI

News

CECOP sat down with Cooperative Finanza e Impresa (CFI) on the occasion of their 35th anniversary.

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09 Nov 2021

CECOP report: LIGHTS ON! Worker and social cooperatives tackling undeclared work

News Publication EaSI / ESF+ programme

LIGHTS ON! Is a new report published by CECOP, commissioned to Dr. Francesca Martinelli.

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08 Nov 2021

LIGHTS ON – Online event

Event EaSI / ESF+ programme

This event will delve on how cooperatives tackle undeclared work, and will take place on 19 November 2021. Programme and registration link can be found at the bottom of the page.

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20 Sep 2021

European Parliament: Cooperatives help to create a better platform economy

News

The European Parliament adopted a report on the working conditions, rights, and social protection of platform workers. It highlights the potential of cooperatives in the platform economy, and shows an appetite for legislative step...

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17 Sep 2021

CECOP reacts to Ursula von der Leyen's ‘State of the European Union’ Address

News Press release

On September 15th, 2021, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen gave her second State of the European Union address in the European Parliament. Whereas some promising elements were brought forward, CECOP urges t...

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09 Sep 2021

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #7

News EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the seventh 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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26 Jul 2021

Measuring social impact: CECOP members exchange on existing practices for social impact assessment

News EaSI / ESF+ programme

During a mutual learning session on social impact measurement, CECOP members shared tools and views on social impact measurement of industrial and service cooperatives across Europe.

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23 Jun 2021

ZOOM IN on our Slovenian member - CAAP 

News

CECOP had the chance to sit down with member CAAP, and discuss their recent affiliation to our network, the upcoming Slovenian presidency, and much more.

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22 Jun 2021

CECOP Annual Congress: highlights

News Publication

During their annual congress, the CECOP members casted their votes for their new Board Members, re-elected their President, and approved the strategic plan for 2021-2025.

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22 Jun 2021

CECOP Secretary General speaks at Cooperatives Europe workshop on post-COVID recovery and gender equality

News

In light of the European Strategy on Gender Equality and the European Recovery Plan, Diana Dovgan highlighted the successes of worker cooperatives and called for a continuous struggle for gender equality.

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14 Jun 2021

Together: The documentary on coop resilience

Video

The documentary released by CECOP in 2012, has found a new home in the CECOP website.

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10 Jun 2021

EU Industrial Strategy Update: CECOP’s reaction & lessons from COVID crisis

News Position paper EaSI / ESF+ programme

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.

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09 Jun 2021

Report of Activity 2020

News Publication

In our Report of Activity for 2020, you can read about the main activities that CECOP undertook last year.

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03 Jun 2021

European Social Economy Summit: High visibility for worker and social cooperatives

News

CECOP and its members represented worker and social cooperatives during the EUSES 2021, reiterating that cooperatives are an integral part of the Social Economy.

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01 Jun 2021

CECOP study on non-standard employment translated into German

News Publication EaSI / ESF+ programme

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.

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11 May 2021

CECOP-ENSIE hosted workshop at the Social Platform Flagship Conference

News

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...

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