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09 Jun 2021

Report of Activity 2020

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

EaSI 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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10 May 2021

CECOP to be present at European Social Economy Summit

News

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.

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05 May 2021

EESC approves opinion that calls the EU to recognize Social Economy as a key driver in job creation

News

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...

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03 May 2021

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #6

EaSI Programme

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.

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30 Apr 2021

Stand Up for the Social Pillar Alliance: "A solidarity Action Plan for All" event

News

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. 

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23 Apr 2021

CECOP proposals for the European Social Economy Action Plan

Position paper

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. 

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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

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

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

EaSI 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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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

EaSI 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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