Address: European Cooperative House
Avenue Milcamps 105, 1030 Brussels, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 543 1033
Email: cecop@cecop.coop

In 2019, CECOP is turning 40!

40 years ago a group of cooperators decided to come together and create a space where interests, realities and challenges faced by cooperatives in industry and services from all around Europe were shared and discussed. This is how CECOP was born, in Manchester (UK), in 1979.

Since then, CECOP has been promoting worker cooperatives, social cooperatives and cooperatives of self-employed producers to become as of today the voice of 50.000 enterprises and 1.3 million workers all over Europe.

To celebrate this special anniversary, we decided to launch the campaign #CECOP40 and we asked our members to identify those cooperatives best represent for them the history and the evolution of CECOP.

Through #CECOP40, we would like to tell you who we are, what we achieved and how we are tackling future challenges. To give voice to men and women that everyday put in practice what we defend and advocate for.

We start our campaign with SUMA, an emblematic workers cooperative that comes from the UK, the geographical cradle of our movement. Throughout the year, you will be able to discover through our website and social media cooperative stories illustrating the diversity and richness of our network.

In the same spirit, we are also happy to announce you that, for its 40 anniversary, CECOP will organize its General Assembly in Manchester from 20 to 22nd of June. Stay tuned for more information about the events that will be organised on that occasion.

In the meantime, sit back and enjoy this journey among the most significant industrial and service cooperatives in Europe: