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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...

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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

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...

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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...

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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

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...

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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”

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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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