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29 Nov 2013

Commissioner Andor : “The considerable contribution of cooperatives to the work integration of disadvantaged people is one of the most cost-effective ways of meeting the Europe 2020"

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The European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor gave a keynote speech at the Conference Cooperatives and Work Integration of Disadvantaged Persons by highlighting that social c...

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26 Nov 2013

Press release: Cooperatives provide around 40.000 jobs to disadvantaged persons in Europe

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25 Nov 2013

Cooperatives provide around 40.000 jobs to disadvantaged persons in Europe

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The primary mission of several thousand cooperatives all over Europe is to provide sustainable and quality employment to those who are furthest and most excluded from the labour market and at the risk of poverty: persons with p...

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25 Nov 2013

Conference: “Cooperatives and work integration of disadvantaged persons”, with the presence of László Andor European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

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01 Nov 2013

Defining together the cooperative route around Europe

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The first ‘partners’ meeting in the frame of the EU project “Cooproute – The European Route of the Cooperative Culture” took place in Brussels on 24 and 25 October. It represented the first importa...

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01 Nov 2013

ICA's Global Conference and General Assembly

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30 Oct 2013

Registration is open for the conference Cooperatives and work integration of disadvantaged persons

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Vulnerable groups and persons with disabilities are more likely to be unemployed than others, increasing risks of poverty and social exclusion. Different types of barriers prevent them from entering and staying on the labour ma...

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28 Oct 2013

Third European Fair of Enterprises and Cooperatives in Social Economy in March 2014, Bulgarie

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The European Fair of Enterprises and Cooperatives in Social Economy will be held for the third time in a row in 2014 in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). Since 2012, the exhibition has developed into an international event - a European forum...

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21 Oct 2013

On the current difficulties of Fagor Electrodomésticos, cooperative of the MONDRAGON Corporation

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After Fagor Electrodomésticos filed for protection from creditors while it tries to refinance its debt, a cooperative of the MONDRAGON Corporation, it should be emphasized that the cooperative model in general and the MO...

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04 Oct 2013

Going all over Europe following a European tour of cooperative culture

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CECOP has just launched a new European project aiming at the design of transnational product in the field of cultural and industrial tourism: an innovative itinerary going through various European countries. This route will be...

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29 Sep 2013

CECOP participates at the II International Multi-Sector Conference of Social Enterprises to be held in Poland

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CECOP will provide with its expertise in the field of social cooperatives at the II International Multi-Sector Conference of Social Enterprises to be held on 14 and 15 November in Lodz, Poland. The main goal of the event is to...

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18 Sep 2013

The CECOP Publishing House celebrates its 5th anniversary: a source of cooperative knowledge

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CECOP has been a publishing house since 2008. The number of publications to this day certainly remains modest; however the quality of the research and analysis work contributes to its exceptional character.

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28 Aug 2013

A cooperation game to overcoming the crisis

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An innovative board game, “WeCoop - win cooperation ", has been developed with the main goal of fostering cooperation to promote this economic model, which is more humane and sustainable. It has been developed by a t...

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26 Aug 2013

Work Together - May/July 2013

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19 Jul 2013

Cooperative financial tools: contributing to the long-term development and wealth generation

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CECOP has welcomed the European Commission’s Green Paper and consultation on long-term financing of the European economy since cooperative enterprises of its network naturally contribute to the long-term development and w...

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17 Jul 2013

Sign up today for the ICA's first General Assembly in Africa

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Bookings are now live for the next ICA Global Conference and General Assembly in Cape Town, the ICA's first General Assembly in Africa from 1st to 5th November 2013. At this important event, cooperators from around the worl...

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16 Jul 2013

CICOPA is testing a new “social media” website for cooperatives in industry and services to be launched in autumn

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One of the 7 principles upon which cooperatives are based on is cooperation: Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional and in...

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14 Jul 2013

Worker cooperatives share their expertise at the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup

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CECOP took part in the public hearing of the European Parliament’s social economy intergroup which was held on 9 July in Brussels and was focused on «Social economy actors’ responses to facing the economic cri...

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11 Jul 2013

European Commission launches the new working group “Fostering cooperatives’ potential to generate smart growth”

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A new working group has been launched by the European Commission together with cooperative representatives from all around Europe. CECOP – CICOPA Europe was among the European-level organisations invited to participate on...

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10 Jul 2013

A new guide about business transfers to employees in the UK

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« Simply Buyout » is a guide to promote and develop business transfers to employees addressed to owners, professional advisers and employees in the UK. It is jointly published by: Co-operatives UK, the body that uni...

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