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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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29 Jan 2013

Each week, a different cooperative will feature in the CICOPA and CECOP social networks !

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In 2012, during the International Year of Cooperatives, several initiatives took place in order to highlight the role of cooperatives. For example, the stories.coop website published a new story about a cooperative every day. C...

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25 Jan 2013

Improvement in the economic situation among cooperatives in industry and services from non-European countries, according to a worldwide study

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A study produced by CICOPA, the International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers’ Cooperatives, reveals a stable or even improved economic situation among non-European affiliated enterprises, comp...

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25 Jan 2013

Improvement in the economic situation among industrial, artisanal and service producers’ cooperatives from non-European countries, according to a world wide study

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A study produced by CICOPA, the International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers’ Cooperatives, reveals a stable or even improved economic situation among non-European affiliated enterprises, comp...

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18 Jan 2013

CICOPA sends recommendations to public authorities to improve the presence of cooperatives throughout the world

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The world body representing worker and social cooperatives, CICOPA, has recently sent policy recommendations to public authorities and international key actors in order to increase the presence of worker cooperatives in the wor...

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17 Jan 2013

European cooperative organizations develop a project to encourage partnerships, internationalization and innovation

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Cooperative organizations and institutions from Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Greece are involved in a European project that aims to establish a common strategy that enhances transnational consortia, internationalization a...

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17 Jan 2013

CECOP answer to EC consultation reduced VAT rates

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11 Jan 2013

CICOPA policy recommendations following the International Year of Cooperatives

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10 Jan 2013

CECOP answer EC consultation "Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan"

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03 Jan 2013

Scenes from the documentary Together available on the TV channel France 2

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Some scenes from the documentary Together, produced by CECOP – CICOPA Europe and filmed by the worker cooperative, m30m were shown on the French television channel France 2, on 30th December. The images have been included...

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13 Dec 2012

300 people took part in a meeting focused on the International Year of Cooperatives in Prague

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The Union of Czech Republic Production Cooperatives, SČMVD, organized a two-day meeting focused on the International Year of Cooperatives in Prague. The event was attended by 300 participants where members of the cooperative mo...

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10 Dec 2012

Jobs in Spanish worker cooperatives increase despite the crisis

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In spite of the fact that nearly 6 million people are unemployed in Spain, last studies from the Spanish Confederation of Worker Cooperatives, COCETA confirm that even if those enterprises are also suffering the crisis, the num...

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07 Dec 2012

Co-operatives UK launches a new edition of its worker cooperative code of governance

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In 2006, a group of experienced UK worker cooperators explained how to use the cooperative principles to create good cooperative businesses. In 2012, Co-operatives UK has updated this code, to help people create and defend dece...

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06 Dec 2012

36,000 new jobs were created in Italian cooperatives in 2012

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Despite the current crisis, it is estimated that between 2007 and 2011, employment in cooperatives has increased by 8%, compared with a decrease of 2.3% in all types of enterprises in Italy. In 2012, the employment in Italian c...

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28 Nov 2012

European Social Innovation Competition, apply before 21th December

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European Commission has launched a competition to find the best social innovation solutions to help people move towards work or into new types of work. A maximun of three best proposals will each be awarded with a prize of 20,0...

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22 Nov 2012

Publications available in PDF !

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The three books “Cooperatives, Territories and Jobs: Twenty experiences of cooperatives active in industry and services across Europe”, “Beyond the Crisis: Cooperatives, Work, Finance. Generating Wealth for th...

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20 Nov 2012

French minister proposes 7 measures to double the number of worker cooperatives in five years

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The French Minister of Social and Solidarity Economy, Benoît Hamon has participated in the international conference of cooperatives, organized jointly by CICOPA and CG Scop on 16th November. He presented the draft law on...

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19 Nov 2012

Issue 6 - November 2012

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19 Nov 2012

20th November: Official closing of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives in New York

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The official closing of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives (IYC), “Promoting Cooperatives Beyond 2012” will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York tomorrow 20th November. The ev...

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16 Nov 2012

International Conference of worker and social cooperatives

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