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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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22 Dec 2022

Transition Pathway for Proximity and Social Economy Discusses Measures for Green and Digital Transition – Also in Cooperatives

News

On November 14, the European Commission presented the Transition Pathway for Proximity and Social Economy, which outlines measures for green and digital transition in social economy enterprises.

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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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20 Dec 2022

EU economic governance reform: potential for more social & sustainable investment, but concerns remain

News

CECOP expects recent European Commission’s announcements on the reform of the EU economic governance framework to lead to increased social & sustainable investment, but some concerns remain.

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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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14 Dec 2022

CECOP contribution to the Transition Pathway for the mobility ecosystem

News

During the roundtable discussion on the Transition Pathway for the mobility Ecosystem, CECOP voiced the need for the recognition of cooperatives and their contribution toward sustainable mobility in the upcoming Transition Pathway...

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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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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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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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