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22 Nov 2022

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

News Event

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, 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

Position paper

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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13 Jul 2022

European Parliament’s resolution “Towards a common European action on care” acknowledges social economy

News

On 5 July 2022, the European Parliament adopted, in its plenary, the resolution “Towards a common European action on care".

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11 Jul 2022

CECOP welcomes new member MCF

News

CECOP has welcomed a new organization into its membership: The Malta Co-op Federation from Malta.

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30 Jun 2022

Kooperationen celebrates its 100th anniversary

News

On occasion of their 100th anniversary, CECOP had the chance to sit down with Susanne Westhausen, Director of Kooperationen.

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22 Jun 2022

Report of Activity 2021

News Publication EaSI / ESF+ programme

In our Report of Activity from 2021, we invite our members, readers, and general public to take a look at our main achievements from last year.

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17 Jun 2022

Cooperatives Care! The campaign

News Video EaSI / ESF+ programme

Take a look at all the actions done by CECOP in the year 2022 related to the campaign "Cooperatives Care!" - #carecoops

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16 Jun 2022

Cooperatives care! Advantages of the cooperative model for meeting multiple care-related needs and challenges in the EU

News Publication EaSI / ESF+ programme

This CECOP report focuses on how coops contribute to meeting the high demand for care and address the challenges in the sector. The report also showcases best practices and offers policy recommendations.

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02 Jun 2022

Giving cooperatives the space they deserve in the conversation on the essential services

News

Cooperatives provide essential services – water, sanitation, energy, transport, financial services, and digital communications – for all groups of the population

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24 May 2022

Make platform work decent work: the new platform work directive must create a level playing field for cooperatives and combat abusive practices

News Position paper

CECOP’s position on the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on improving working conditions in platform work

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19 May 2022

CECOP in the Conference “Social Economy, the Future of Europe”: financing for cooperatives & platform work

News Event

CECOP participated in the conference “Social Economy, the Future of Europe” in Strasbourg on May 5-6.

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