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17 Jan 2023

European Parliament’s EMPL committee recognizes cooperatives and reaches important compromises in its platform work report; it must not be watered down

News

In December 2022, after months of intense work, European Parliament’s EMPL committee adopted its report on the Directive on improving working conditions in platform work

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22 Dec 2022

CECOP Newsletter #4 - 2022

News EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the fourth edition of our newsletter of 2022. We hope through it, members and readers alike, will stay informed of our latest activities and EU developments.

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19 Dec 2022

CECOP Mutual Learning Sessions among members: How can federations support cooperatives in the digital transitions?

News EaSI / ESF+ programme

During the second semester of 2022, CECOP co-hosted a series of three MLS for members on coops and digitalization.

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15 Dec 2022

CECOP input on the European Commission’s plan for the European Year of Skills 2023

News

CECOP supports the objective and several measures envisaged by the European Commission in the framework of the European Year of Skills 2023, highlights cooperative-specific priorities.

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13 Dec 2022

"Cooperatives Care!" conference discusses coops' multidimensional work on innovation in care - and their role in the European Care Strategy

News Event EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP's hybrid conference on November 15 gathered cooperators, EU institutions and other European stakeholders to discuss the role of cooperatives in the care sector.

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09 Dec 2022

CECOP publication "Lasting Impact" now available in Polish

News Publication EaSI / ESF+ programme

At the beginning of 2022, CECOP published the report “Lasting Impact. Measuring the social impact of worker and social cooperatives in Europe: focus on Italy and Spain”. The publication is now readily available in Polish.

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07 Dec 2022

NAUWC and CECOP joint workshop: Measuring the social impact of cooperatives

News Event EaSI / ESF+ programme

Together with our Polish member NAUWC, CECOP co-hosted a national workshop on measuring social impact.

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05 Dec 2022

"Lights On" - Coops tackling undeclared work are discussed in Italy

News Event EaSI / ESF+ programme

On November 24th, during an online event the CECOP "Lights On!" report was presented in Italy.

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02 Dec 2022

CECOP & ETUC joint event: “Respect for fair competition, workers' rights and real self-employment via an ambitious Directive on improving working conditions in platform work”

News Press release Event

CECOP and the ETUC organized a joint event at the EP. It shared cooperatives’ and workers’ testimonies in support of an ambitious directive on improving working conditions for platform work.

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22 Nov 2022

Online workshop: Measuring the social impact: what opportunities for Polish worker and social cooperatives?

News Event EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP is organizing a workshop with Polish member NAUWC. Drawing inspiration from European experiences, the online event will focus on the opportunities for Polish cooperatives in measuring their social impact.

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21 Nov 2022

Ceramiche Noi and Commissioner Schmit at the EU Social Forum

News

Worker cooperative Ceramiche Noi, from our member Legacoop Produzione e Servizi, was present at this high-level European event.

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18 Nov 2022

Lights On! - Online event in Italian

News Event EaSI / ESF+ programme

This event will delve on how cooperatives tackle undeclared work, and will take place on 24 November 2022.

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25 Oct 2022

CECOP joins ETUC & other stakeholders in calling for an ambitious platform work directive

News

Joint letter by ETUC, CECOP, European Youth Forum, JOC Europe, Caritas Europe, and Solidar calling for an effective Directive on improving working conditions in platform work

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24 Oct 2022

CECOP Newsletter #3 - 2022

News EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the third edition of our newsletter of 2022. We hope through it, members and readers alike, will stay informed of our latest activities and EU developments.

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10 Oct 2022

ZOOM IN On Czech member – SČMVD

News

CECOP had the chance to sit down with member SČMVD, and discuss the ongoing Czech Presidency.

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04 Oct 2022

Legal framework, possibilities to engage in public procurement, and public-private partnerships among key priorities for cooperatives on the national level

News Position paper EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP’s answer to the call for evidence on developing framework conditions for social economy, announced by the European Commission.

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14 Sep 2022

SOTEU 2022 makes important points about support to European businesses – but it lacks on the social dimension

News

CECOP’s reaction to the 2022 State of the Union address by the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen

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13 Sep 2022

Open Letter to European Commission President by Social Economy Europe: Social Economy Solutions to Multiple Crises

News

CECOP joins Social Economy Europe in the effort to highlight the role of social economy actors, in particular cooperatives, in answering the multiple crises that Europe is currently facing.

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09 Sep 2022

CECOP welcomes recognition of cooperatives in the European Care Strategy package – now time for a strong action on implementation

News Press release

On September 7, 2022, European Commission published a package of policy documents on care, including the first ever European Care Strategy and two proposals for Council recommendations on long-term care and early childhood educati...

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06 Sep 2022

CECOP at the Bigre! Rencontre 2022 in Sète, France

News EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP participated in Bigre! and held a workshop on “Digitalization and cooperatives: Prospects in France and in Europe”

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03 Aug 2022

Cooperatives Care! - The conference

News Event EaSI / ESF+ programme

Conference "Cooperatives as frontrunners of innovation in the care sector" on November 15, 2022.

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01 Aug 2022

CECOP calls for an increase of the de minimis threshold for state aid, special conditions for cooperatives providing social, health, and care services.

News

CECOP's response to the recent call for evidence published by the European Commission on “State aid – exemptions for small amounts of aid (de minimis aid) (update)".

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19 Jul 2022

CECOP Newsletter #2 - 2022

News EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the second edition of our newsletter in the new format. We hope through it, members and readers alike, will stay informed of our latest activities and EU developments.

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15 Jul 2022

CECOP signs CSO Coalition open letter on EU Care Strategy 

News

CECOP has co-signed a letter calling on the European Commission to align its upcoming Care Strategy with the suggestions of the European Parliament.  

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14 Jul 2022

Strong European Parliament’s report on the Social Economy Action Plan puts spotlight on cooperatives – including worker cooperatives

News

On 6 July 2022, European Parliament in its plenary session adopted the report on the EU action plan for the social economy, calling on the EU member states to create a favourable legal environment for cooperatives, including worke...

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