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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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31 Jan 2012

World Standards of Social Cooperatives

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24 Jan 2012

The Debt Trap

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Capital and the Debt Trap opens up new ways of thinking in the view of the recent financial crisis which has had a devastating impact around the globe. Thousands of businesses have closed, millions of jobs have been cut and man...

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19 Jan 2012

CECOP will produce a documentary about the resilience of cooperatives to the crisis

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CECOP is working on a documentary on the resilience of the cooperatives and participative enterprises in industry and services to the crisis. The film will bring forward emblematic examples of restructuring measures by cooperat...

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14 Jan 2012

Anis Chowdhury (United Nations): “Cooperatives, a viable alternative to the dominant economic paradigm”

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Anis Chowdhury, Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), stated that the cooperative movement “has the potential to present itself as a viable alternative...

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12 Jan 2012

Launch of the International Year of Cooperatives at European Level

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12 Jan 2012

Launch of the International Year of Cooperatives at European Level

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CECOP-CICOPA Europe, together with the other European cooperative organisations, launched today the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives at EU level in the presence of Pervenche Berès, Chair of the Employmen...

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10 Jan 2012

Slovakia: when a natural disaster strikes

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After the earthquakes that hit Japan and Spain last year, CICOPA wants to give a little hope to the people who have suffered from natural disasters by sharing the story of Eurokov Orlov, a worker cooperative active in the const...

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16 Dec 2011

European Commissioner Laszlo Andor mentions the example of the Mondragon group

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On 8th December, the conference “The social economy in the European agenda” was organised by the Social Economy Intergroup of the European Parliament. The aim of the conference was to analyse legal frameworks and su...

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