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15 Sep 2011

CECOP position Social Investment Funds

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13 Sep 2011

Cooperatives, a response to a sustainable economy

Position paper

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!

Position paper

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

1. Resilience of cooperatives to the crisis

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22 Jul 2011

Promoting cooperatives and the Social Economy in Greece

Position paper

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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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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30 Jun 2011

International Day of Cooperatives: “Youth, the future of cooperative enterprise”

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The 2nd of July is the 89th International Day of Cooperatives of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA). This year, it highlights how cooperatives can successfully empower youth people, under the slogan: ‘Youth, the...

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24 Jun 2011

Cooperatives are key to the transition from the informal to the formal economy

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The document “Cooperatives are key to the transition from the informal to the formal economy” by CICOPA argues that the cooperative entrepreneurial model is particularly adapted to lifting people out of poverty and...

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23 Jun 2011

The resilience of the cooperative model

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The study “The resilience of the cooperative model”, produced by CECOP - CICOPA Europe identifies the mechanisms which reinforce the resilience of European cooperatives in industry and services to the crisis. There...

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22 Jun 2011

Business Transfers to Employees under the Form of a Cooperative in Europe

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CECOP-CICOPA Europe’s presents in this document the opportunities and challenges for successful business transfers in Europe under the cooperative form. Several good examples are presented from Spain, Italy, France and th...

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16 Jun 2011

EU co-financed Project encourages collaboration between Brazil and Uruguay cooperatives

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Red del Sur (Southern Network) has launched in 2010 an EU co-financed project, where processes focused in cross-border cooperation are reinforced. Organizations from Brazil and Uruguay, respectively UNISOL and FCPU, are already...

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16 Jun 2011

Consultation on European Cooperative Society

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07 Jun 2011

Sustainable employment: a key for the future of Europe

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CECOP - CICOPA Europe launched a campaign on sustainable employment highlighting the fact that worker cooperatives, social cooperatives and other types of enterprises owned by their workers allow a more sustainable type of empl...

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03 Jun 2011

The new law of ‘Sociedades laborales’ is envisaged to be adopted before the summer

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The Spanish Government has stated that the drafting reform of the law for the ‘Sociedades laborales’ (SAL), a specific form of worker-owned businesses, “is in a very advanced stage” and is expected to be...

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31 May 2011

The Romanian Minister of Culture and National Heritage denounces counterfeiting

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In an interview with the newspaper ‘Viata C’ published by UCECOM, the organisation Romanian worker cooperatives, Irina Cajal Marin, the deputy Secretary of the State along with the Romanian Minister of Culture and N...

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27 May 2011

Building gender equality through cooperatives

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In 8th March 2011 it was the centenary of International Women's Day. To mark this occasion, Work Together is coming back to the crucial role of women in worker cooperatives.

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