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07 Dec 2006

Project on workers' involvement awarded to CECOP

Position paper

CECOP's project proposal on "fostering the involvement of workers in SCEs and national cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises" has been selected by the European Commission's DG Employment.

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07 Dec 2006

Workshop on cooperative legislation in Europe, 4 December 2006

Position paper

This Monday 4 December, a European Commission workshop with member states on cooperative legislation took place. It was part of the series of workshops initiated in 2004 as a result of the Commission's Communication on Coop...

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07 Dec 2006

Of interest to cooperatives and participative enterprises involved in the environment field: a new phase for "Intelligent Energy Europe”

Position paper

May we advise you to communicate the following to your affiliated enterprises involved in the environment field. The following information was given to CECOP at the monthly SME Envoy meeting with stakeholders.

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07 Dec 2006

In brief - Follow up: Workshop on Business start-up procedures

Position paper

Please be informed that DG Enterprise and Industry's web page on start-ups has been updated to include the presentations and conclusions of the workshop on start-up procedures which took place last November the 13th in Brus...

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01 Dec 2006

Congress “Solidarity Economy in globalized Capitalism” - Berlin, 24 to 26 November 2006

Position paper

This huge congress of 1400 persons on « solidarity economy » was organised by a number of German social organisations, including CICOPA and CECOP member Netz für Selbstverwaltung and Selbst-Organisation (Networ...

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01 Dec 2006

“Innovation and Employment Plus” project: final conference

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(Bruxelles, 21/11/2006) Through this European Social Fund project, Confesal and Legacoop, together with the two Spanish trade unions UGT and CCOO, plus the IRES think tank of Italian trade union CGIL spent two years doing resea...

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01 Dec 2006

“Innovation and Employment Plus” project: final conference (Bruxelles, 21/11/2006)

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Through this European Social Fund project, Confesal and Legacoop, together with the two Spanish trade unions UGT and CCOO, plus the IRES think tank of Italian trade union CGIL spent two years doing research and experimentation...

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30 Nov 2006

CEEP Opinion: A European policy for services of general interest.

Position paper

Presentation of CEEP's initiative towards a European Framework on SGIs - September 2006

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30 Nov 2006

Celsig draft of proposed law on services of general economic interest

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27 Nov 2006

Towards a European statute for small and medium-sized enterprises

Position paper

This Tuesday 21 November, the Legal Affairs committee recommended on Tuesday that the European Commission should propose a European Private Company (EPC) statute designed to help Europe's small and medium-sized enterprises...

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27 Nov 2006

European Consultation: Modernising labour law

Position paper

On 22 November 2006, the Commission has launched a consultation on « Green Paper on 'Modernising labour law to meet the challenges of the 21st century' ». The debate will ask how labour law at EU and nationa...

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27 Nov 2006

Workshop on business start-up procedures

Position paper

On 13 November, DG Employment organised a workshop on Business start-up procedures for SME's (CECOP Link 2006/18). We had already talked about this topic in CECOP Link n° 16 encouraging you to complete the Commission qu...

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27 Nov 2006

Services Directive

Position paper

The internal market services Directive has been adopted on 15 November 2006 by the European Parliament. The approved text is the common Council proposition as Ms Gebhardt renounced to present the previously proposed or supporte...

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27 Nov 2006

CECOP European seminar on worker cooperatives and social enterprises

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Around 50 participants, mainly from the CECOP network, gathered in this intensive four-hour seminar. The idea was to analyse the European social enterprise phenomenon from CECOP's traditional viewpoint of workers' joint...

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27 Nov 2006

Workshop on business start-up procedures

Position paper

On 13 November, DG Employment organised a workshop on Business start-up procedures for SME's (CECOP Link 2006/18). We had already talked about this topic in CECOP Link n° 16 encouraging you to complete the Commission qu...

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16 Nov 2006

History of the CICOPA-CECOP institutional integration process (1997 - 2006)

Position paper

Based on minutes of general assemblies and board meetings

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02 Nov 2006

Minister Giulio Santagata intervenes at the Assembly of the industrial cooperatives of Legacoop, Italy, with a focus on industrial innovation

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02 Nov 2006

Alioune, Fatuma, Mahmoud, Mohamed, Said, Noredien, Abdelatif, Bakari, Ismael

Position paper

Thes are not numbers. They are persons that have left their countries to look for a better future. Many not only did not find it, but risked their lives and have had to go back to the lands of poverty, without future. Hundreds...

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01 Nov 2006

French minister Jean-Louis Borloo signs a memorandum for the development of cooperatives of services to persons and praises the cooperative system

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For the 1st anniversary of the law on the Services to the person, Jean-Louis Borloo, French minister of employment, social Cohesion and Housing, signed on July 24, in the presence of Frédéric Tiberghien, inter-departmental delegat...

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31 Oct 2006

Update on the ongoing debate on services of general interest in Europe and why cooperatives are concerned

Position paper

We are at the middle of a European debate on Services of general interest (SGI), which directly concerns many of our cooperatives, which are member- and community-based enterprises. A European Parliament resolution on Services...

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