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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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19 Apr 2012

CECOP position on European Commission’s Green Paper on Restructuring

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29 Mar 2012

First European Fair of Social Enterprises and Cooperatives of Persons with Disabilities

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29 Mar 2012

Laszlo Andor opened the first European Fair of Social Enterprises and Cooperatives for People with Disabilities

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Laszlo Andor, the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, opened the first European Fair of Social Enterprises and Cooperatives for People with Disabilities in Plovdiv, co-organised by CECOP - CICOPA...

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27 Mar 2012

Through their eyes: cooperators facing the crisis

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In times of crisis, not all business models work in the same way. Some enterprises face new challenges and base their hopes on strong values and principles. Participation, freedom and solidarity are the cornerstones that enable...

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26 Mar 2012

Laszlo Andor will participate in the European Fair of Social Enterprises and Cooperatives for People with Disabilities

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The Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Laszlo Andor will participate in the First European Fair of Social Enterprises & Cooperatives for People with Disabilities that will be celebrated in Plovdiv, B...

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23 Mar 2012

A Different Museum

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Imagine a museum whose most precious possession is not a painting by Van Gogh or an art installation by Ai Weiwei but a 100-year-old packed lunch wrapped in an old newspaper from 1886. Such a museum actually exists. It is the D...

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10 Feb 2012

First European Fair of Social Enterprises and Cooperatives of Persons with Disabilities

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From 29th March to 1st April, the National Union of Worker Producers' Co-operatives of Bulgaria (NUWPC) will organize the First European Fair of Social Enterprises and Cooperatives of persons with disabilities during the In...

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08 Feb 2012

Employment increases by 7.2% in cooperatives during the last quarter in Spain

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The latest figures from the cooperative movement demonstrate, once again, that worker cooperatives offer a future way out for enterprises in a time of crisis, such as the one which we are experiencing today.

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