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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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10 Jun 2021

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

News Position paper EaSI / ESF+ programme

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

News 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 Event

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

News Publication EaSI / ESF+ 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 Press release

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 Event

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 Press release

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

News 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 Press release

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 Press release

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

Publication EaSI / ESF+ 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

News 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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