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25 Apr 2013

Express your ideas about the new global logo for the cooperative movement!

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The idea of creating a new global visual image for the cooperative movement was launched in the “Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade” approved, last October in Manchester, by the General Assembly of the International...

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19 Apr 2013

Press release: Cooperatives must not be ignored in the EU Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan

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19 Apr 2013

Open letter on the negotiations on reserved contracts in public procurement

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17 Apr 2013

CECOP supports Italian demand for the maintenance of a 4% VAT rate for Italian social cooperatives

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At the occasion of the conference “VAT in the public sector and exemptions in the public interest” taking place in Italy (Venezia Mestre) on April 17th, 18th and 19th in the presence of the European Commission, CECO...

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16 Apr 2013

CECOP shares its expertise in the conference “Building a Mediterranean Cooperative System” held in Greece

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The European Confederation of Cooperatives in Industry and services (CECOP) participated in the conference “Building a Mediterranean Cooperative System” held on 10 April in Greece. Elisa Terrasi, in charge of develo...

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06 Apr 2013

Work Together - March/April 2013

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05 Apr 2013

"Alternativas económicas", new Spanish magazine under the model of a worker cooperative

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“Alternativas económicas” is a worker cooperative for which the main objective is the edition of the journal, also named “Alternativas económicas”, a monthly publication dedicated to econom...

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02 Apr 2013

Mondragon Corporation, winner at the Boldness in Business awards organised by the Financial Times

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Mondragon Corporation has won the Drivers of Change category at the Boldness in Business awards, organised on an annual basis by the London-based daily newspaper the Financial Times. The award was received on behalf of the Corp...

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26 Mar 2013

Bulgaria, promoting social entrepreneurship for people with disabilities

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Cooperatives and social enterprises from several European countries and representatives from the European Union have met in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to participate in the European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship held from 21st to 24...

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22 Mar 2013

Action plan for a Cooperative Decade, showing the way forward!

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The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) has just published the final version of the “Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade” in English, French and Spanish seeking that the United Nations International Year of Coo...

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21 Mar 2013

European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

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21 Mar 2013

CECOP opposed the Council’s amendment to Article 17 (reserved contracts) of the Directive on Public Procurement

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An important part of the cooperative enterprises from the CECOP network have as a primary mission the labour integration of disabled and disadvantaged workers, and today they provide employment to more than 25.000 such workers...

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19 Mar 2013

The new image of Work Together

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Work Together, the informative magazine edited by CECOP and CICOPA is going to change its format! Formerly distributed in electronic format, it will now be distributed in the formula of an E-magazine. Therefore the design will...

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12 Mar 2013

Inspiring worker buy-outs in Belgium

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By 2020, a third of the SMEs in the Walloon region (Belgium) are foreseen to suffer transmission problems due to the lack of a successor and thousands of enterprises are risking closure. There is no experience in business trans...

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07 Mar 2013

Conference: Cooperatives and the transmission of enterprises

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05 Mar 2013

Your contribution matters: promote cooperatives participating in the UN “My World” global survey!

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You can participate in the “My World” global survey launched by the United Nations to identify priorities in order to prepare the next development agenda in the run up to 2015! It is an online survey asking individu...

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27 Feb 2013

Medcoop: driving innovation and groups in the Mediterranean region

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A new European association of cooperatives has been created: Medcoop. This new reality aims to be a think tank orientated towards the promotion, innovation and the effective grouping of the cooperative sector in the Mediterrane...

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18 Feb 2013

Cooperatives must not be ignored in the EU Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan

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PRESS RELEASE - Vice President Tajani will present tomorrow the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan to the Competitiveness Council. This ambitious action plan is meant to boost entrepreneurship in Europe and generate employment o...

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14 Feb 2013

Social and work integration through the production of children’s clothes in Bulgaria

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The cooperative Chernomorka (Lady from the Black Sea in Bulgarian), active in the retail sector, will be one of the enterprises present in the European Forum and Fair on Social Entrepreneurship to be held from 21st to 24th Marc...

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04 Feb 2013

French cooperative from the CECOP network presented as best practice case in a European Commission conference on personal and households services

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The French collective interest cooperative society, (scic), named SPAD (Service Présence et Aide à Domicile) shared its experience with the audience of the conference “Exploiting the employment potential of...

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