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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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12 Mar 2013

Inspiring worker buy-outs in Belgium

Position paper

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!

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Press release

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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 !

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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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