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04 Sep 2012

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

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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...

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03 Sep 2012

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

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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...

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02 Sep 2012

TOGETHER. How cooperatives show resilience to the crisis

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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...

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09 Aug 2012

International conference of worker and social cooperatives in Marseille

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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....

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26 Jul 2012

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

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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...

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23 Jul 2012

CECOP position on personal and household services

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20 Jul 2012

International summer school for young cooperative entrepreneurs in Poitiers

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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...

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16 Jul 2012

A step forward: the cooperative modernization in Montenegro

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The conference ‘The Case for Gateway Cooperatives in Montenegro and the Balkans’ held in Podgorica on 3rd July, in which CECOP participated, took stock of the achieved results of a one-year European project, in part...

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07 Jul 2012

CECOP-CICOPA Europe celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives sharing the results of its new study “The resilience of the cooperative model”

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Today, 7th July, cooperative enterprises celebrate the 18th International Day of Cooperatives, proclaimed by the United Nations and the 90th International Cooperative Day of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). CECOP-...

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04 Jul 2012

A French law for worker buy-outs?

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Benoît Hamon, the French minister for social and solidarity economy, declared that he intended to design a law on the right of preference of workers who want to take over their enterprise, during a visit at Groupe Ch&egra...

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29 Jun 2012

CECOP-CICOPA Europe presents the new documentary “Together -How cooperatives show resilience to the crisis"

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CECOP-CICOPA Europe had the premiere of its new documentary “Together - How cooperatives show resilience to the crisis" due to be released in September. The European institutions and members of the cooperative moveme...

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26 Jun 2012

Premiere of the Documentary “Together”

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25 Jun 2012

The resilience of the cooperative model - Report CECOP 2012

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21 Jun 2012

Premiere of the documentary “Together" at the European Economic and Social Committee

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CECOP – CICOPA Europe will present the film documentary film “Together - How cooperatives show resilience to the crisis” on 26th June at the European Economic and Social Committee. The meeting will begin at 2:...

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15 Jun 2012

CNCT, from Argentina, new member of CICOPA

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CICOPA is pleased to welcome the National Confederation of Worker Cooperatives (CNCT), from Argentina, as a new member. CNCT was established in 2009 in Buenos Aires and represents 31 federations which affiliate more than 2,000...

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24 May 2012

CECOP welcomes a new associate member: Co-operative Support Services Limited (CSS)

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CECOP-CICOPA Europe has a new associate member: Co-operative Support Services Limited (CSS), from Ireland. CSS was established in 2006 and offers cooperative support services for Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs. It is a minority...

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15 May 2012

Barnier, Tajani and Andor’s Cabinet, MEP’s and the European Economic and Social Committee gathered together for the CECOP-CICOPA Europe conference

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On 24th April, CECOP organised a conference on social cooperatives and the Social Business Initiative (SBI) at the European Economic and Social Committee. This event took place during the Cooperative Week, a set of events organ...

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11 May 2012

In an opinion, the EESC recognises the stronger resilience of cooperatives in times of crisis and promotes business transfers to employees

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In an opinion adopted on 12th April called “Cooperatives and Restructuring”, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) highlighted how cooperatives develop new entrepreneurial initiatives in times of crisis,...

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07 May 2012

Eroski integrates more than 4,000 employees as new cooperative members

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The cooperative Eroski has integrated more 4,142 new employees in several Spanish regions as new cooperative members, within a business procedure approved recently in the last General Assembly. Thus, the cooperative of hypermar...

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24 Apr 2012

Conference on social cooperatives and the Social Business Initiative (SBI)

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