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19 May 2013

Rebuilding the areas hit by the earthquake in Italy!

Position paper

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!

Position paper

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

Position paper

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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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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25 Apr 2013

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

“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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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!

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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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