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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

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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07 Nov 2012

The strength of inter-cooperation, key for the future of the cooperative movement

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With this year coming to an end, there are many conclusions and considerations we can already take from the past months. Co-operatives United compiled some of them in the event that marked the close of the United Nations Intern...

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29 Oct 2012

Co-operatives United, the close of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives 2012

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27 Oct 2012

A melody of cooperation around the world

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CICOPA launches a musical project that calls anyone to participate with songs in any language that transmit messages about cooperative work or cooperation. The songs selected will be available in a disc. The “world music...

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15 Oct 2012

CECOP participates in the conference 'Social Enterprises and the Europe 2020 Strategy” at the EESC

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Bruno Roelants, Secretary General of CECOP participated in the conference 'Social Enterprises and the Europe 2020 Strategy: innovative solutions for a sustainable Europe' organized by the European Economic and Social Co...

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05 Oct 2012

Full version of the documentary Together already available!

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The full version of the documentary TOGETHER is already available. You can watch it on the website: www.together-thedocumentary.coop. This is a low definition file, if you want to purchase the DVD. The film shows the resilience...

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28 Sep 2012

CECOP answer to the consultation on General block exemption Regulation

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24 Sep 2012

Photo Exhibition “Through their eyes” at the European Parliament

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20 Sep 2012

The European Parliament holds next week the photo exhibition “Through their eyes”

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CECOP – CICOPA Europe is organizing the picture exhibition “Through their eyes” to be held from 24th to 27th September at the European Parliament, with the support of the member of European Parliament Marie-Ch...

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07 Sep 2012

Hamon highlights the resilience of cooperatives to the crisis

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Benoît Hamon, the French Deputy Minister for Social and Solidarity Economy, participated yesterday at the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup. In his speech he highlighted the cooperatives resilience to...

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06 Sep 2012

Handbook 3: European Union policies and policy processes, Internal market, enterprise and social policies

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How does function the EU decision-making process? Are all decisions taken by EU legally binding for Member States and do they have the same impact? What are EU prerogatives when it concerns Member States competences? Those are...

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06 Sep 2012

Handbook 2: The open method of coordination

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This second handbook analyses the main challenges of the ambitious Lisbon Strategy set up for ten years in 2000 by EU and its Member States. It provides a better understand the tool called open method of coordination (OMC), des...

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06 Sep 2012

Handbook 1: The European Union institutions and how they function

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This first handbook attempts at explaining how EU regulation increasingly impacts on our enterprises, how the various EU institutions function and interact with each other, and how representative organisations like CECOP can in...

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05 Sep 2012

Cooperatives and social enterprises: Governance and normative frameworks

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Coordinated by Bruno Roelants (CECOP), with contributions from Felice Scalvini (CECOP, Confcooperative), Roger Spear (EMES Network), Jean Gautier (CGSCOP), Vilma Mazzocco (Federsolidarietà-Confcooperative, Eva Johansson...

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