logo-cecop

Employment &
Social Inclusion

Entrepreneurship

Sustainable
Growth

07 Nov 2012

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

Position paper

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...

Read more

29 Oct 2012

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

Position paper

Read more

27 Oct 2012

A melody of cooperation around the world

Position paper

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...

Read more

15 Oct 2012

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

Position paper

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...

Read more

05 Oct 2012

Full version of the documentary Together already available!

Position paper

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...

Read more

28 Sep 2012

CECOP answer to the consultation on General block exemption Regulation

Position paper

Read more

24 Sep 2012

Photo Exhibition “Through their eyes” at the European Parliament

Position paper

Read more

20 Sep 2012

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

Position paper

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...

Read more

07 Sep 2012

Hamon highlights the resilience of cooperatives to the crisis

Position paper

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...

Read more

06 Sep 2012

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

Position paper

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...

Read more

06 Sep 2012

Handbook 2: The open method of coordination

Position paper

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...

Read more

06 Sep 2012

Handbook 1: The European Union institutions and how they function

Position paper

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...

Read more

05 Sep 2012

Cooperatives and social enterprises: Governance and normative frameworks

Position paper

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...

Read more

04 Sep 2012

Beyond the Crisis: Cooperatives, Work, Finance. Generating Wealth for the Long Term

Position paper

Against the backdrop of the global financial and economic crisis that flared up in 2007/2008, this book reflects the particularly strong resilience of cooperatives and other forms of employee-owned enterprises in the industrial...

Read more

03 Sep 2012

Cooperatives, Territories and Jobs: Twenty experiences of cooperatives active in industry and services across Europe

Position paper

The massive wealth and job destruction caused by the 2008 financial crisis has brought back the focus onto the real economy, job creation and territorial development in public agendas. There seems to be a rediscovery of the fac...

Read more

02 Sep 2012

TOGETHER. How cooperatives show resilience to the crisis

Position paper

It’s a reality. In Europe, 1.5 million workers co-own their enterprises. They are called worker cooperatives, social cooperatives or participative enterprises. The documentary TOGETHER reveals, through extensive research...

Read more

09 Aug 2012

International conference of worker and social cooperatives in Marseille

Position paper

In the framework of the International Year of Cooperatives and of the Congress of the French Worker Cooperatives (Scop), the main international event for worker cooperatives and social cooperatives will take place in Marseille....

Read more

26 Jul 2012

Commissioner Andor published an article on cooperatives in the Hungarian newspaper Népszava

Position paper

On the occasion of the International Day of Cooperatives, Laszlo Andor, the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, published an article dedicated exclusively to cooperatives in the Hungarian newspap...

Read more

23 Jul 2012

CECOP position on personal and household services

Position paper

Read more

20 Jul 2012

International summer school for young cooperative entrepreneurs in Poitiers

Position paper

Les Scop Poitou-Charentes has organised the first international summer school for young cooperative entrepreneurs in France: “Campus Coopératives”. In this pioneering training course a group of 32 students fr...

Read more