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28 Feb 2022

Transition Pathway for Tourism acknowledges the role of cooperatives; Commission welcomes commitments from stakeholders, offers funding guidelines

News

On February 4, the European Commission published the Transition Pathway for Tourism, acknowledging the role of cooperatives in line with CECOP’s suggestions. Recently, it also opened call for commitments and offered an interactive...

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24 Feb 2022

Industrial and service cooperatives work to make green and digital transition inclusive for everyone – and they need more support

News Position paper

CECOP’s response to the European Commission’s consultation on scenarios towards co-creation of a transition pathway for a resilient, innovative, sustainable, and digital proximity and social economy ecosystem.

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22 Feb 2022

New publication “Lasting Impact. Measuring the social impact of worker and social cooperatives in Europe: focus on Italy and Spain”

News Publication EaSI / ESF+ programme

“Lasting Impact” highlights the positive impact that social and worker cooperatives are providing to the communities they are rooted in and to the people involved, such as workers, worker members, and the beneficiaries of the serv...

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17 Feb 2022

CECOP highlights cooperatives’ contribution to green and digital transition in the EU Industry Days

News

The importance of cooperatives in ensuring a just green and digital transition was highlighted in the “Proximity & Social Economy ecosystem” session of the EU Industry Days with participation of CECOP.

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16 Feb 2022

Diesis Network celebrates its 25th birthday

News

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, CECOP had the chance to sit down with Gianluca Pastorelli, Executive President of Diesis Network.

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11 Jan 2022

Cooperatives contribute to Clusters of Social and Ecological Innovation in the European Union, new report shows

News

Clusters of social and ecologic innovation, which often include cooperatives, can successfully respond to the EU’s transition challenges and need enhanced policy support, according to a recent expert report.

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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 Event 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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