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20 Apr 2011

CECOP position: Green Paper - Public Procurements

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13 Apr 2011

Spanish production company edits a documentary about cooperatives throughout the world

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The Spanish audiovisual production cooperative m30m made a documentary about cooperatives around the world and are currently in the editing process of the first episode recorded in Chile. They are also working on the developmen...

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12 Apr 2011

Czech Labour Minister supports cooperatives

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The Czech Minister of Social Affairs, Jaromír Drábek, raised the profile of the opening of the CECOP-CICOPA Europe Board meeting in Prague by attending the event, which took place on 29th March in the SCMVD office...

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11 Apr 2011

2. COOPROUTE

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07 Apr 2011

International Year of Cooperatives: “Cooperative enterprises build a better world"

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“Cooperative Enterprises build a better world” will be the slogan of the 2012 United Nations International Year of Cooperatives. It highlights the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, in parti...

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25 Mar 2011

Relief fund for worker cooperatives in Japan

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JWCU, the Japanese organisation for worker’s cooperatives, is reporting severe damages among its members. Some workers’ relatives are still missing. Many people have no gas, water or electricity even if the situatio...

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22 Mar 2011

France: Democracy succeeds at cooperatives!

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For the first time in its history, the General Confederation of Scop (CG Scop) has launched a big campaign across the whole country. Its goal: to educate the working world that “Scops” (production cooperatives) are...

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21 Mar 2011

Keys to the creation of cooperatives: the example of three practical guides

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The transformation of companies into cooperatives is an option which is not always taken into account as part of corporate restructuring in crisis or in businesses without heirs. The global economic crisis has demonstrated the...

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21 Mar 2011

Earthquake in Japan: the situation for workers' cooperatives

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The Japan Workers’ Cooperative Union (JWCU) reported that an earthquake, which reached a magnitude of 9.0, hit the country on 11th March and caused a vast amount of damage to their member worker cooperatives, including se...

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11 Mar 2011

3. Financial instruments

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10 Mar 2011

Lauch of an interactive news platform about cooperatives

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Co-operative Press has recently launched Dash.coop, a website that displays news and blog feeds from cooperatives across the world. It also provides an interactive dashboard for cooperators and anyone interested in the sector t...

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08 Mar 2011

Spanish workers cooperatives have grown by 7% during the first three months in 2010

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The number of workers cooperatives increased by 7% last year compared to the same period in 2009, according to the Spanish worker’s cooperatives association, COCETA. At the same time, the confederation announced that it h...

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01 Mar 2011

CECOP position on Single Market Act

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11 Feb 2011

2. Inter-cooperative cooperation

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11 Jan 2011

1. Cooperatives as builders of sustainability

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CICOPA's cooperative development strategy applied to worker, social and artisans’ cooperatives. The document “Cooperative development strategy” was approved in 2009 by the CICOPA General Assembly. CICOPA i...

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27 Dec 2010

Getting out of poverty in Italy

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In the context of the “2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion”, the European Commission released a series of video clips highlighting facts and figures relating to poverty as well as good prac...

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16 Nov 2010

Rossano Rimelli elected as president of CECOP-CICOPA Europe

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Rossano Rimelli was elected as president of CECOP-CICOPA Europe at its extraordinary general assembly which was held on 4th November in Brussels. With this election, he becomes also vice-president of CICOPA for Europe. Industri...

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16 Nov 2010

Innovation Camp – The Kids Are All Right!

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Eighteen young trainees and students from several cooperative enterprises were invited by Kooperationen to participate in a workshop in Elsinore, Denmark. The aim of this workshop was to give young people a chance to share thei...

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26 Oct 2010

CECOP position on the consultation “EU initiative on Concessions”

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08 Oct 2010

Italian cooperatives resist the crisis

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The cooperatives affiliated to Confcooperative in Italy are facing the crisis: like all other businesses, they have witnessed a considerable reduction in orders. This reduced production has not had any negative effects on emplo...

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