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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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16 May 2022

CECOP’s reaction to the CoFoE final report: widespread support for values and principles which underpin the cooperative model

News

The 9th of May 2022 marked the end of the Conference on the Future of Europe. CECOP is pleased that there is widespread support for values and principles which underpin the cooperative model.

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12 May 2022

ZOOM IN on our French member - CGSCOP 

News

CECOP had the chance to sit down with member CGSCOP, and discuss their network, and the French presidency.

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29 Mar 2022

No to war, yes to cooperation

News Press release

CECOP - CICOPA joint statement on Ukraine situation.

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15 Mar 2022

Manifesto for a Green, Just and Democratic European Economy

News

CECOP is one of the 270+ organizations and academics that have signed the Manifesto for a Green, Just and Democratic European Economy addressed to the participants of March 15, 2022 Economic and Financial Affairs Council.

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28 Feb 2022

Transition Pathway for Tourism acknowledges the role of cooperatives; Commission welcomes commitments from stakeholders, offers funding guidelines

News

On February 4, the European Commission published the Transition Pathway for Tourism, acknowledging the role of cooperatives in line with CECOP’s suggestions. Recently, it also opened call for commitments and offered an interactive...

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22 Feb 2022

New publication “Lasting Impact. Measuring the social impact of worker and social cooperatives in Europe: focus on Italy and Spain”

News Publication EaSI / ESF+ programme

“Lasting Impact” highlights the positive impact that social and worker cooperatives are providing to the communities they are rooted in and to the people involved, such as workers, worker members, and the beneficiaries of the serv...

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23 Nov 2021

CECOP publications are now available for free!

News Publication

Looking to add new titles to your digital library on worker and social cooperatives? Three of our books are now available for free to download.

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09 Sep 2021

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #7

News EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the seventh 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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23 Jun 2021

ZOOM IN on our Slovenian member - CAAP 

News

CECOP had the chance to sit down with member CAAP, and discuss their recent affiliation to our network, the upcoming Slovenian presidency, and much more.

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22 Jun 2021

CECOP Annual Congress: highlights

News Publication

During their annual congress, the CECOP members casted their votes for their new Board Members, re-elected their President, and approved the strategic plan for 2021-2025.

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14 Jun 2021

Together: The documentary on coop resilience

Video

The documentary released by CECOP in 2012, has found a new home in the CECOP website.

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