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15 Nov 2019

The multiplier effect: increasing the access to finance for social cooperatives through EU instruments

EaSI Programme

Workshop co-organised by CECOP and CFI - Under the auspices of Lombardy Region

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29 Oct 2019

Council Conclusions on Economy of Well-Being: Social Economy for inclusion and quality jobs

Press release

Employment and Social Affairs Ministers call Member States and the European Commission to reinforce the role of the social economy in creating quality jobs and providing social inclusion

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03 Oct 2019

New Commission, new Parliament: nominations, confirmations and next challenges

News

After their appointment, the European Parliament is auditing Commissioners-designate. In the meantime, the social economy family is gathering support among Members of the European Parliaments (MEPs) to renew the Social Economy Int...

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07 Aug 2019

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #2

EaSI Programme

CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the second 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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01 Aug 2019

The EESC considers blockchain technologies can improve the performance of social economy organisations, benefiting their members and end-users

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11 Jul 2019

DEEP ROOTS, LONG BRANCHES - Brief from CECOP’s 40th Anniversary session – Manchester 21st of June 2019

Event

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10 Jul 2019

European Elections 2019 – Results, aftermath and CECOP’s Next Steps

News

In the aftermath of the elections which took place on the 26th of May, in this article, we point out CECOP’s priorities and goals for this new parliamentary term.

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08 Jul 2019

Report of Activity 2018

Publication

In our Report of Activity for 2018 you can read about the main activities that CECOP undertook in 2018.

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26 Jun 2019

CECOP President Giuseppe Guerini at Final Conference in Brussels in June 2019

News

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04 Jun 2019

ZOOM IN on our Romanian Member – UCECOM

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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14 Feb 2019

CECOP at the 2019 EU Industry Days – Industrial cooperatives are drivers of the circular economy

Event

What is European Industry’s role in tackling climate change? Are industries paying their fair share to support sustainable production processes? What is the European industry’s role in the field of upskilling and re...

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14 Feb 2019

Social Economy for the Future of the European Union

Event

On Wednesday 6th of February 2019, Social Economy Europe held an event at the European Economic and Social Committee on “Social Economy for the Future of the European Union”.

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30 Jan 2019

ERSE Cooperative: "Better jobs and better future: What cooperatives can do for young people?"

EaSI Programme

CECOP-CICOPA Europe has decided to give a voice directly to young people and those working with them. Here is the third and last video of the series. It comes from the Cooperative ERSE, founded in Tuscany by a group of young en...

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10 Jan 2019

EU Industry Days: The role of industrial cooperatives in the circular economy

Event

The third edition of the EU Industry Days is coming up on the 5th and 6th of February in Brussels. Under the topic of sustainability, CECOP will organise a session on the role of industrial cooperatives in the circular economy....

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29 Dec 2018

CECOP Bulletin on EU Social Affairs #1

Publication

CECOP is happy to announce the launch of a biannual bulletin on EU-related social affairs and legislative monitoring to keep informed its members as well as other interested actors and stakeholders. On top of a regular update o...

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06 Dec 2018

How worker and social cooperatives contribute to social inclusion of young people

EaSI Programme

Young people face the risk of poverty and social exclusion in Europe much more than other groups. The conference "What Future for Youth at Risk of Exclusion?" organized by CECOP–CICOPA Europe on 20 November in B...

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23 Oct 2018

Of hearts and minds: the example of social agriculture in Italy at the European Parliament

News

If you have not heard of social agriculture and social farming, it is high time to catch up, because in some European countries like Italy they have been around for half a century already.

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18 Sep 2018

Cafe Čokl: Consciousness through Coffee

EaSI Programme

We met with Živa from the worker cooperative Buna in Ljubljana. Through the coffee they exclusively make from Fair-trade beans, they promote the values of the cooperatives: autonomy and independence; education, training and inf...

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10 Apr 2018

26 April 2018: CECOP General Assembly

Event

CALL TO OUR MEMBERS: CECOP 2018 General Assembly will take place in Brussels the 26 April. It is a very important moment, which comes at a time of major changes, both for our organisation and more generally for the internationa...

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22 Feb 2018

CECOP – CICOPA EUROPE and CICOPA appoint Diana Dovgan as Secretary General

Press release

The Boards of the two organisations have appointed Diana Dovgan, CECOP – CICOPA Europe’s and CICOPA’s Senior Policy Officer, as Secretary General as of 1st of March, following the departure of the previous Sec...

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18 Jan 2018

18 January 2018 — Secretary General Bruno Roelants appointed as Director-General of the ICA

Press release

Today, the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) appointed Bruno Roelants as its new Director-General. Mr Roelants, currently Secretary General at CICOPA and CECOP-CICOPA Europe, will begin his new role...

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21 Nov 2017

18 November 2017 - Europe needs urgent implementation of Pillar of Social Rights

Press release

Cooperatives in industry and services are essential allies of the Social Europe given their contribution to a competitive economy aimed at quality employment and social progress. As such, CECOP welcomes the proclamation of the...

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22 Sep 2017

22 September 2017 - A “Renewed Industrial Policy Strategy” simply cannot do without cooperatives

Press release

Brussels, 22 September 2017, the European confederation of industrial and service cooperatives, welcomes the European Commission & Communication for a Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy but regrets the lack of support and...

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22 Sep 2017

A “Renewed Industrial Policy Strategy” simply cannot do without the Cooperatives

Position paper

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21 Aug 2017

Social farming in Italy: how the social cooperative, Un fiore per la vita, is showing the way forward

News

In Italy, social farming is an important and growing instrument of territorial cohesion and development, linking agriculture to local welfare. In the region of Campania alone, social cooperation employs 12,460 people and has mo...

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