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28 Aug 2013

A cooperation game to overcoming the crisis

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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”

Position paper

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

Position paper

« 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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10 Jul 2013

CECOP position Green Paper long term financing

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10 Jul 2013

CECOP answer consultation General Block Exemption

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06 Jul 2013

International Cooperative Day: “Cooperative enterprise remains strong in times of crisis”

Event

Today, cooperative enterprises all around the world celebrate the International Day of Cooperatives, proclaimed by the United Nations and the International Cooperative Alliance. CECOP – CICOPA Europe, the European Confede...

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04 Jul 2013

The European Parliament pinpoints the contribution of cooperatives to overcoming the crisis

Position paper

On the eve of the International Day of Cooperatives, the European Parliament has approved in plenary session the report on the contribution of cooperatives active in industry and services to overcome the crisis presented by the...

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26 Jun 2013

Italian Prime Minister: Cooperatives are to be replicated and supported

Position paper

There has been a large meeting of Italian cooperatives in Rome, with an address by Prime Minister, Enrico Letta and Minister of Economic Development, Flavio Zanonato . The Alliance of Italian Cooperatives (comprising the three...

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19 Jun 2013

Spread the word: 6 July, International Cooperative Day !

Position paper

This year’s International Cooperative Day celebrated July 6, has the theme “Cooperative enterprise remains strong in times of crisis”. This 91st International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) International Cooperati...

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06 Jun 2013

The documentary Together spread over Asia!

Video

Next stop: Asia. The documentary Together follows its travel around the world! The film about the resilience of cooperatives in Industries and Services in Europe is now available in Japanese and Korean. It has already been scre...

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04 Jun 2013

Press release: More than 150 enterprises saved in Europe through business transfers to employees in 2012

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04 Jun 2013

Saving enterprises in Europe through business transfers to employees

Position paper

Last year in Europe, more than 150 enterprises that were on the verge of being closed down, because no transfer plan or heir was found, have been successfully transferred to their employees under the form of a cooperative savin...

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03 Jun 2013

Conference: “Sustainable business transfers in Europe, with specific focus on business transfers to employees”

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24 May 2013

Employment in French worker cooperatives has increased by 4% in 2012

Position paper

The French Confederation of Worker Cooperatives (CG Scop), has published its key figures for 2012 revealing, among other issues, an increase in employment of 4%. In 2012, a total of 248 new cooperatives has emerged, increasing...

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20 May 2013

The cooperative movement from South America shares its experience in Greece

Position paper

Representatives from worker cooperative federations and dedicated support structures in Brazil, Argentina, Italy and Canada shared their expertise with several Greek stakeholders. The group participated in the premiere of the G...

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