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10 Jun 2021

EU Industrial Strategy Update: CECOP’s reaction & lessons from COVID crisis

Position paper

On 5 May 2021, the European Commission published an update of the 2020 Industrial Strategy, which focuses on what needs to be done on and what lessons need to be learned from the COVID-19 crisis.

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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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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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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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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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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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08 Feb 2021

EU Industry Days: CECOP at Mondragon’s session on skills and worker coops

Event

The fourth edition of the EU Industry Days is coming up 22-26 of February in Brussels (online). CECOP will take part in Mondragon’s session “Accelerating industrial transformation and workers’ skill development through worker coop...

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28 Jan 2021

CECOP Board member Francesca Montalti appointed to EU Industrial Forum

News

CECOP is pleased to announce that the European Commission has invited CECOP Board Member Francesca Montalti to join the recently established EU Industrial Forum Expert Group.

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27 Jan 2021

Op-ed: To eradicate poverty we need fairer taxation

News

On the occasion of the launch of Oxfam's report 'The Inequality Virus', CECOP President Giuseppe Guerini comments on how worker and social cooperatives can contribute to the fight against inequalities.

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12 Jan 2021

CECOP welcomes ambitious work programme of the Portuguese EU Presidency

News

In light of the current Portuguese Council Presidency, CECOP reiterates the importance of worker and social cooperatives in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights and a human centered digital and green transiti...

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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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20 Oct 2020

Common Statement: Sustainable future with coops - EU Green Week

Press release

CECOP together with Cooperatives Europe and its sectorial organisations (cooperatives in retail, banking, housing, farming, energy) have released a common statement on cooperatives' contribution to sustainability on the occasion o...

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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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19 Jun 2020

Social coops in new Commission’s guide on socially responsible public procurement

News

New commission report recognises CECOP affiliated social cooperatives as good practice examples and strategic partners in socially responsible public procurement.

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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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31 Mar 2020

Message of solidarity with members affected by COVID-19

Press release

Joint solidarity message by Iñigo 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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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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