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21 Mar 2011

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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

Position paper

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!

Position paper

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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14 Oct 2010

EU Internal Market and Services Commissioner Michel Barnier: cooperatives show a significant capacity of employment

Position paper

During the conference « From Words to Action: European Scholars in support of Social Economy Enterprises » organized by MEP Patrizia Toia and held at the European Parliament on the 13th of October, EU Internal Marke...

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08 Oct 2010

Italian cooperatives resist the crisis

Position paper

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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17 Sep 2010

CECOP position on State aid rules on SGEI

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31 Jul 2010

Issue 3 - July 2010

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23 Jun 2010

Cooperative enterprises in industry and services prove their strong resilience to the crisis

Position paper

As a response to its concerns regarding the economic crisis and its serious challenges for employment, enterprise sustainability and social cohesion, in 2009 CICOPA (directly and through its regional organisation, CECOP-CICOPA...

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20 Apr 2010

EU Employment Commissioner László Andor : cooperatives have been innovative in time of crisis

Position paper

The European Parliament EPP Group (Group of the European People's Party) organised on the 14th of April an open discussion forum on "New Employment Policy" together with László Andor, EU Commissioner...

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29 Mar 2010

Report on meeting

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13 Feb 2010

The importance of cooperatives featured on the Guardian website

Position paper

As the Labour Party announced that it will support and encourage the cooperative movement at the next general election in the UK, an article in the guardian.co.uk explains how the history of cooperatives hit social progress in...

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