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01 Mar 2023

Platform Work

News Position paper Publication Event EaSI / ESF+ programme

Find out more about our advocacy on the topic of platform work. In recent years CECOP has worked hard to raise awareness on the challenges workers face on platforms, and the cooperative solutions available.

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28 Feb 2023

CECOP at FI Campus 2023 - Financial Instruments in changing times

News Event

CECOP’s Secretary General will be discussing worker buyouts in this event.

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22 Feb 2023

Gothenburg becomes the EU's center for social economy for three days

News Event EaSI / ESF+ programme

In connection with the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the most important European players in the field of social economy gather in Gothenburg, at a conference highlighting the role of social economy in cr...

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21 Feb 2023

ZOOM IN on our Swedish Member – Coompanion

News

CECOP had the chance to sit down with our member Coompanion, and discuss the ongoing Swedish Presidency.

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14 Feb 2023

Türkiye and Syria earthquakes: how can the coop family help?

News

After two earthquakes hit Türkiye and Syria, the cooperative movement is getting together to channel and amplify help. 

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13 Feb 2023

Social Economy Action Plan Marks Year One: Let’s Take Stock of the Progress

News

December 9, 2022, marked the 1-year anniversary of the Social Economy Action Plan (SEAP), a key EU document outlining EU policies in support of social economy.

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07 Feb 2023

CECOP report “Cooperatives Care” now available in Polish

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. It is now readily available in Polish.

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02 Feb 2023

European Parliament votes in favour of a strong Platform Work Directive and level playing field for all platforms

News Press release

Today, on 2 February 2023, European Parliament in the plenary vote approved the EMPL committee report on the Platform Work Directive, supporting cooperatives and promoting fair competition for honest businesses.

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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 through Council recommendation, 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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