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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

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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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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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20 Apr 2010

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

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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

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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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05 Feb 2010

The CGScop unveils its new brand and logo at the salon des entrepreneurs in Paris

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The whole of the French cooperative movement has affirmed its ambition to bring about further developments in all sectors and has launched a new brand and logo that is unique, clear and unifying. Indeed, on the occasion of the...

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05 Feb 2010

The French press highlights the virtues of cooperatives on the occasion of the launch of the “SCOP” brand!

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The French daily newspaper “Le Monde” and the website of the “L’Entreprise” magazine have showcased the cooperative model.

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25 Jan 2010

Michel Barnier European Parliament Hearing: The new Internal Market commissioner wants to focus his attention on the cooperative model

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On 13 January, Michel Barnier, the internal market and financial services commissioner-designate was heard by the “Internal market and consumers protection” Committee and the “Economic and Monetary affairs&rdq...

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22 Jan 2010

International mobilisation to help cooperatives in Haiti: CICOPA supports the Cooperatives reconstruction Fund

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Given the extent of the damage provoked by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake and numerous after shocks, the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) has made an appeal to members to contribute to finance longer-term cooperative reco...

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24 Dec 2009

Important recognition of cooperatives at the world level: the United Nations proclaim 2012 as the International year of Cooperatives

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The resolution that the United Nations have just adopted is a real plea for cooperatives. This new resolution on the role of cooperatives in social development proclaims 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives. UN Member...

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04 Dec 2009

MONDRAGON, selected as one of the 10 European Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises in 2009

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The Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) is a research program seeks to identify those organizations which are out-performing their peers by above average growth in intellectual capital and wealth creation. MONDRAGON has b...

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04 Dec 2009

CICOPA seminar: How cooperatives contribute to environment and sustainable development?

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On 18 November, CICOPA in collaboration with its regional organisation, CECOP-CICOPA Europe, organised a seminar on environment in Geneva, Switzerland. It took place in the afternoon just after the CICOPA General Assembly which...

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25 Nov 2009

The International Cooperative Alliance has a new President: Dame Pauline Green

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Dame Pauline Green was elected for a four year term as President of the ICA at the organisation’s general assembly held in Geneva on 19 - 20 November 2009 on the theme “Global crisis – Cooperative opportunity&...

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28 Oct 2009

Business transfer to employees at the agenda of the European conference “From the European Charter for Small Enterprises to the Small Business Act” in Stockholm

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The annual conference “From the European Charter for Small Enterprises to the Small Business Act” was held in Stockholm on the 5th and 6th October. This event was organized by the Swedish Presidency of the EU and th...

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