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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”

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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

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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

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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 !

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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!

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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

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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

CECOP General Assembly

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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

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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

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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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19 May 2013

Rebuilding the areas hit by the earthquake in Italy!

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An example of inter cooperation, the “Consorzio RicostruiaMO” (or “Rebuild Consortium”) has been officially created. Its aim is to contribute, along with the government, citizens, and technicians, to the...

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14 May 2013

Sign up for the conference on sustainable business transfers in Europe!

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3 June 2013 | 2.30pm | EESC The European Commission has estimated that around 150,000 enterprises employing around 600,000 persons may be lost over the next few years, if no transfer plan or heir is found for them. Over the las...

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13 May 2013

The European Commission Guide on Social Economy is out, CECOP contributions inside!

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The European Commission has recently published the volume 4 of the Social Europe guide dedicated to “Social Economy and Social Entrepreneurship”. The study underlines the role of those enterprises representing an im...

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12 May 2013

The role of social cooperatives in delivering Services of General Interest in Europe

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The Secretary General of CECOP, Bruno Roelants, together with Giuseppe Guerrini, President of the Italian organisation of social cooperatives Federsolidarietà, have presented a document on the role of social cooperatives...

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10 May 2013

Guy Ryder (ILO): “the survival rate of worker cooperatives in several countries appears to equal or surpass that of conventional firms"

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Guy Ryder, General Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), highlighted the role of worker cooperatives in resisting the crisis at the Opening of the conference “Potential and limits of Social and Solidari...

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07 May 2013

The MEP Patrizia Toia drafts an initiative report on the contribution of cooperatives to overcoming the crisis

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At the beginning of July, on the eve of the International Day of Cooperatives, the European Parliament will discuss in plenary session the report “Contribution of cooperatives to overcoming the crisis” which stresse...

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06 May 2013

Dirk Lehnhoff, new President of Cooperatives Europe

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Dirk Lehnhoff has been elected President of Cooperatives Europe, the European intersectoral cooperative organisation of which CECOP is a sectoral organisation, in the framework of the 2013 General Assembly in Istanbul. The Boar...

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28 Apr 2013

The Spanish Minister for Employment underlines that cooperatives have shown a higher capacity to create and maintain jobs

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Although more than six million people are unemployed in Spain, cooperatives have managed to not only maintain, but also increase the number of jobs by 7.2 percent in the third quarter of 2012. The Spanish Minister for Employmen...

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