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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

Número 5 - Octubre 2011 (Spanish version)

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20 Oct 2011

Issue 5 - October 2011

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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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13 Sep 2011

Cooperatives, a response to a sustainable economy

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CECOP –CICOPA Europe, the organisation which represents cooperatives active in industry and services in Europe presented 2 new publications on 7th September at the European Economic and Social Committee in the presence of...

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08 Sep 2011

Press coverage: CECOP–CICOPA Europe presentation of two new books

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CECOP-CICOPA Europe presented this 7th of September two new books about how cooperatives contribute to the sustainability of Europe in presence of several EU stakeholders and the press.

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07 Sep 2011

Sustainable European Economy? Cooperatives do it better!

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CECOP-CICOPA Europe has released 2 books on the contribution of cooperatives active in industry and services to a European sustainable economy. Those publications show why cooperatives are sustainable enterprises and how, as su...

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30 Aug 2011

New website on the road for cooperatives

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From September the 2nd a new platform called Global News Hub will showcase cooperative news, features and comment from across the world on one single website. Doing so, the website will contribute towards the celebration of the...

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29 Jul 2011

Cooperatives still more resilient to the crisis

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Every year since 2009, CICOPA has been consulting its members made up of national organisations representing cooperatives in industry and services in 33 countries throughout the world (including 16 EU countries). This consultat...

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25 Jul 2011

The impact of the crisis on worker and social cooperatives 2011 report

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22 Jul 2011

Promoting cooperatives and the Social Economy in Greece

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The report "Promoting cooperatives and the Social Economy in Greece - How to promote the social economy in Greece through social cooperatives, worker cooperatives, and cooperatives of artisans and of SMEs" was underta...

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22 Jul 2011

1. Resilience of cooperatives to the crisis

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21 Jul 2011

Cooperatives as builders of sustainable development

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As part of the answer to the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda, CICOPA is publishing the results of the study “Cooperatives as builders of sustainable development”, showing the state-of-the-art of worker, social and a...

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