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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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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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12 Jan 2012

Launch of the International Year of Cooperatives at European Level

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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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15 Dec 2011

CICOPA General Assembly in Cancun: creation of a CICOPA Americas Regional Organisation

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The International Cooperative Alliance General Assembly and conference were held in Cancun, Mexico from 14th to 18th November. During one week, this event attracted a record number of delegates from 78 countries, 2003 in total:...

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06 Dec 2011

Spain and Belgium present their legislation on social economy in the French Parliament

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Juan Antonio Pedreño, the President of the Spanish Confederation of Worker Cooperatives (COCETA), presented the Spanish law on social economy in the French Parliament last week in order to debate the approval of a simila...

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25 Nov 2011

Ceramics: the story of a recovery

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In Italy, about 90% of the ceramic industry’s national production is concentrated in the region of Emilia Romagna, particularly in the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Modena. These companies provide 632 million square mete...

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18 Nov 2011

Read a full chapter of the CECOP-CICOPA Europe publication “Cooperatives Territories and jobs” here

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“Cooperatives, Territories and Jobs: Twenty experiences of cooperatives active in industry and services across Europe” focuses on five different modalities by which cooperatives active in industry and services contr...

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10 Nov 2011

Cooperatives, mentioned in the Communication "Agenda for Change"

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The European Commission published a Communication on 13th October entitled “Agenda for Change” that announces the future of the European strategy on development.

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08 Nov 2011

Spanish young cooperators: an escape from the crisis

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The unemployment and job insecurity figures among young Spaniards are chilling. Almost half of those aged between 16 and 29 years cannot find a job. This is not where it ends: the average wage among young people is 15,370 Euros...

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26 Oct 2011

New "Work Together" out now!

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We are happy to share with you the new issue of “Work Together”! Your information magazine about cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises in industry, services around the world focused this time on youth and cooper...

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20 Oct 2011

Issue 5 - October 2011

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20 Oct 2011

Número 5 - Octubre 2011 (Spanish version)

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17 Oct 2011

New websites launched for cooperatives

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The platform Global News Hub is publishing cooperative news, features and comments from across the world on one single website. All articles are listed on www.thenews.coop and contents are automatically tagged to appear in a nu...

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14 Oct 2011

Getting out of the crisis

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On 23rd of September, the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) organised the conference in Brussels called “Getting out of the Crisis Together”. CECOP-CICOPA Europe was invited to participate in the workshop on empl...

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16 Sep 2011

Consultation on the sustainable competitiveness of the construction sector

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