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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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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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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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25 Jan 2021

Italy: historic agreement between unions and coops to promote worker buyouts

News

Italian cooperative federations Agci, Confcooperative and Legacoop have signed an agreement with Italy’s largest trade union organizations to promote cooperative worker buyouts.

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16 Dec 2020

CECOP report on Social Enterprises Laws in Europe. A worker and social coops perspective.

EaSI Programme

In December 2020, CECOP published a report on “Social Enterprise Laws In Europe After the 2011 ‘Social Business Initiative’. A comparative analysis from the perspective of worker and social cooperatives”, commissioned to Italian l...

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10 Dec 2020

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #5

EaSI Programme

CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the fifth 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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07 Dec 2020

CECOP welcomes recognition of the Social Economy in European Parliament’s Report on the EU Industry strategy

News

European Parliament calls Commission to account for social economy enterprises in the new EU industry strategy.

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10 Nov 2020

Social Economy and Social Entrepreneurship: the role of social economy enterprises in supporting migrant entrepreneurs

Project

CECOP, Diesis Network, and REVES have published a chapter in the framework of the EMEN project final publication.

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12 Oct 2020

ALL FOR ONE - Online Conference

EaSI Programme

Conference on the response of worker-owned cooperatives to non-standard employment on December 3, 2020. Programme and registration link can be found at the bottom of the page.

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12 Oct 2020

Worker Cooperatives are shaping the digital transition of the social economy

News

A new study by the European Commission provides an in-depth analysis on the opportunities and challenges digital technologies provide for the Social Economy. Highlighting several case studies of CECOP members’ cooperatives, the re...

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16 Sep 2020

CECOP reacts to EU Commission’s President State of the Union address

Press release

On September 16th, 2020 Commission President von der Leyen gave her first state of the European Union address in the European Parliament. CECOP welcomes the ambitions of the Commission to tackle the dual green and digital transiti...

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15 Jul 2020

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #4

Publication

CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the fourth 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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15 Jul 2020

CECOP’s policy paper on non standard and platform workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. A worker-owned cooperatives' perspective

EaSI Programme

Through its working group on platforms and non-standard work, CECOP has written a policy paper on the situation of non-standard and platform workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. With input from member organizations from all acros...

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07 Jul 2020

Cooperatives fit to contribute in the new European skills agenda

News

New Commission communication lays out the European strategy to develop skills and ensure lifelong learning for European workers.

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03 Jun 2020

Industrial coops at Social Economy Intergroup Meeting

News

During the first public hearing of the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup, CECOP presented proposals for the Social Economy Action Plan and highlighted the importance of industrial cooperatives and worker buyouts in t...

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06 Apr 2020

++Postponed++ ALL FOR ONE Conference - 10th of June, Brussels

Event

Because of the novel Coronavirus outbreak and the related restrictions to access public spaces, CECOP decided to postpone our Conference “ALL FOR ONE” – Response of worker-owned cooperatives to non-standard work, foreseen on the 1...

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31 Mar 2020

Message of solidarity with members affected by COVID-19

Press release

Joint solidarity message by the Inigo Albizuri, Giuseppe Guerini and Luis Alvez, respectively Presidents of CICOPA, CECOP and CICOPA Americas to cooperatives and members affected by the COVID-19

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30 Mar 2020

Hope for cooperative SMEs: EU Adopts Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative to combat COVID-19

News

On the 30th of March, the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative has been adopted to ease Member States’ economic effort in the fight against COVID-19 outbreak. Cohesion funds can help SMEs, including industrial and service co...

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12 Mar 2020

EU Industrial and SME Strategies. Europe needs sustainable and human-centred enterprises such as industrial cooperatives

Position paper

The European Commission’s Industrial and SME Strategies put forward some satisfactory proposals especially on SMEs digital and green transition, but it’s still a long way to go for actual entrepreneurial diversity to be recognised...

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16 Dec 2019

CECOP report: ALL FOR ONE - Reponse of worker-owned cooperatives to non-standard employment

EaSI Programme

“All for One - Response of worker-owned cooperatives to non-standard employment”, a new report produced by CECOP sets out to show the contributions made by cooperatives to the issues related to non-standard employment, such as pre...

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12 Dec 2019

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #3

EaSI Programme

CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the third 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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12 Dec 2019

Council Conclusions reaffirm role of social economy in inclusive labour market

News

European Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs (EPSCO Council) gathered in Brussels on the 10th of December adopted conclusions on inclusive labour market.

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11 Dec 2019

ZOOM IN on our Finnish Member – Coop Finland

News

European readers, tv viewers, citizens, in general, are regularly confronted with terms like the Austrian presidency or the Finnish presidency of the European Union. Newspapers and news broadcaster are often caught in the rush of...

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10 Dec 2019

The Multiplier Effect: EU financial instruments for social cooperatives and social enterprises

EaSI Programme

Social cooperatives representatives, cooperative financing institutions, politicians and the European Commission with the European Investment Fund gathered in Milan on the 2nd of December to discuss opportunities and challenges of...

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03 Dec 2019

European Commission will develop an Action Plan for the Social Economy

Press release

On his updated mission statement Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit was asked by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to develop an Action Plan for the Social Economy

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