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22 Apr 2021

CECOP-ENSIE Workshop at the Social Platform Flagship Conference: The Road to Social Europe? An Action Plan for and with Europe’s Social Economy

News Event

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.

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21 Apr 2021

“A Solidarity Action Plan For All Generations” - Online conference – April 28th

News Event

CECOP invites you to the event “A solidarity action plan for all generations” organized with the Stand Up for the Social Pillar Alliance.

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20 Apr 2021

Confecoop & CECOP joint workshop: The Future of the EU Disability Strategy

News Event EaSI / ESF+ programme

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.

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19 Apr 2021

In memory of Stilian Balasopulov, tireless cooperative leader

News

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...

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31 Mar 2021

High-level conference on Social Economy organized by the Portuguese EU Presidency: CECOP President Giuseppe Guerini keynote speaker

News

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".

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29 Mar 2021

Online Conference: The Future of the EU Disability Strategy

Event EaSI / ESF+ programme

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.

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17 Mar 2021

EU Portuguese Presidency High Level Social Economy Conference 

News

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.”

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11 Mar 2021

European Pillar of Social Rights, CECOP: high appetite by European Commission, now implementation

News Press release

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...

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10 Mar 2021

Civil Society Days 2021: CECOP in public debates on social economy and sustainable recovery

News Event

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.

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08 Mar 2021

European Pillar of Social Rights event, need for ambitious implementation

News Event

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...

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03 Mar 2021

CECOP and Mondragon at the 2021 EU Industry days: worker cooperatives crucial in skill development

News

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.

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02 Mar 2021

Cooperatives fight for better working conditions in platform work

News Position paper

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...

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25 Feb 2021

From Declarations to Action: Time for Social Rights! - Online conference - March 5th

News Event

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!"

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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 Press release

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

News Press release Position paper

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

News 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 Press release

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 Press release

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 Press release

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

Video EaSI / ESF+ 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.

Publication EaSI / ESF+ 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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