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05 Nov 2014

CECOP welcomes the new European Commission: it is time to reverse the curve for growth and jobs!

Position paper

The new European Commission has started its 5 year term this week. CECOP, the European Confederation of Cooperatives active in industry and services, welcomes the new Commission of the elected President Jean-Claude Juncker and...

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31 Oct 2014

CECOP's position on the EU 2020 mid-term review

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31 Oct 2014

Work Together - September/October 2014

Position paper

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31 Oct 2014

CECOP's position on the EU 2020 mid-term review: last chance for a sustainable, smart and inclusive growth in Europe by 2020?

Position paper

Four years after launching the EU 2020 strategy characterised by strong objectives and targets supposed to foster growth and jobs, the European Commission is doing a mid-term review and organising a public consultation for that...

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30 Oct 2014

Press release : the interactive guide of the European route of cooperatives launched today

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29 Oct 2014

The interactive guide of the European route of cooperatives launched today

News

An approach based on passive touristic consumption and the unsustainable exploitation of many destinations has showed its limits and negative effects. As a consequence, a growing range of more responsible and sustainable experi...

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27 Oct 2014

20 November: Social Economy Enterprises and public procurement: a win-win combination for social inclusion!

Event

CECOP together with the Social Platform, ENSIE, Eurodiaconia and REVES are holding a side event at the European Platform Against Poverty and Social Exclusion (EPAP), entitled ‘Social Economy Enterprises and public procure...

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22 Oct 2014

29 October: launching of the Cooproute online guide

Position paper

The Emilia- Romagna Region is hosting on 29th October the worldwide launching of the new on-line guide of the European Route of Cooperative Culture in Bologna. This event will lead to a debate on the potential of the itinerary...

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20 Oct 2014

Worker and Social cooperatives at the heart of the 2014 Cooperative Summit

Position paper

From October 5 to 9, the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives held in Quebec City, Canada brought together 3,000 participants from 93 countries. Worker and social cooperatives were broadly represented both in institutional...

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10 Oct 2014

Cooperatives to transform society : a manifesto from the Young Leaders at the International Summit of Cooperatives

Position paper

We, young cooperative leaders and members, believe in the cooperative principles and cooperative values. We believe that the co-operative movement must be at the centre of creating a more sustainable and equal economy. We belie...

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07 Oct 2014

Cooperatives contribute to resilient employment, a sustainable economy and the well-being of people at work

Position paper

Cooperatives have been contributing to employment all over the world for decades. Presented for the first time at the International Summit of Cooperatives, the study “Cooperatives and Employment: a global report” ca...

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15 Sep 2014

Heading towards a cooperative shockwave: the adoption of the law on the social and solidarity economy in France

Position paper

The French law on the recognition and development of the social and solidarity economy, which has been in force since August 2014, introduces changes to the status and functioning of worker cooperatives, creates a regime for em...

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28 Jul 2014

Javier Salaberría, former CICOPA President has passed away

Position paper

Javier Salaberría, CICOPA President from 2005 until 2011, sadly passed away on Saturday 26th July and we received this news with great sorrow. Javier will remain a fundamental figure in the memories of all those who work...

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25 Jul 2014

Work Together - June/July/August 2014

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24 Jul 2014

Worker cooperation development in Belgium

Position paper

Worker cooperatives in Belgium are getting organised. The Union des Scop Wallonie-Bruxelles has emerged this year thanks to the determination of more than 30 enterprises of various statuses. The objective is to stimulate the cr...

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04 Jul 2014

Achieving sustainable development for all through cooperative ownership and participation

Position paper

On the eve of the International Cooperative Day, CICOPA, the voice of worker, social and artisans' cooperatives, is underlining the high potential of inclusion of those cooperatives being strongly linked to their ownership...

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01 Jul 2014

Spain: 32% more worker cooperatives created than last year

Position paper

In 2013, a 32% increase in the creation of worker cooperatives was registered last year, according to the Spanish Confederation of Worker Cooperatives (COCETA). Those enterprises present rare figures in the Spanish business wor...

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24 Jun 2014

Italian government launches the reform of the third sector : important role assigned to social cooperatives as drivers of growth and employment

Position paper

“It is with great satisfaction and pride that we welcome Prime Minister Renzi's decision to assign social cooperatives and social enterprises the role of being the actors most capable of creating both growth and emplo...

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23 Jun 2014

Business transfer to employees: increased recognition from the European Commission

Position paper

The European Commission organised a conference on 17 June on business transfer, grouping experts in the field for the occasion. CECOP was invited to share the expertise of its network regarding the transfer of business to emplo...

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18 Jun 2014

Best result in 6 years for the creation of worker cooperatives in France

Position paper

With 263 new companies, 2013 was the best year in 6 years for the creation of worker cooperatives in France. The total number of companies is now 2,252 (a 4% increase with respect to 2012; and a 17% increase compared to 2009)....

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