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11 Jan 2007

SZVD becomes Coop Product Slovakia

Position paper

We would like to inform you that the CECOP Member SZVD, The Slovak Union of Producer Co-operatives changed its name in COOP PRODUCT SLOVAKIA following its 18th General Assembly of 2 June 2006.

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15 Dec 2006

Modernising labour law to meet the challenges of the 21st century (Green Paper)

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Green Paper presented by the Commission

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15 Dec 2006

Update on services of general interest (SGI): elaboration of a written position and ETUC petition

Position paper

We are working on the main axes of a position on SGI, based on consensus elements already reached within CECOP at different occasions.

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15 Dec 2006

CECOP's ongoing lobbying work on art. 19 of the public procurement directive

Position paper

This directive, which will enter in force on 31 March 2007, foresees in its art 19 the existence of special European tenders for enterprises employing disabled people. However, the entrepreneurial structures allowed to compete...

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15 Dec 2006

The director of DG enterprise writes to CECOP for a call for candidates for the enterprise policy group

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DG Enterprise Director General Heinz Zourek just wrote to us in order to ask us to inform our members that there is a call for candidates for DG Enterprise's Enterprise Policy Group (EPG), an advisory body to the Commission...

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15 Dec 2006

First meeting of the steering committee of the project “Fostering the involvement of workers in SCEs and national cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises” (“INVOLVE”)

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The meeting was held on 14 December at ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) between CECOP (Bruno Roelants), DIESIS (Luca Pastorelli), ETUC (Marco Cilento) and SDA, the technical structure of ETUC (Alexandre Martin).

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15 Dec 2006

“Coopérer pour Entreprendre” seminar

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The « Coopérer et Entreprendre » network gathered 350 participants from many horizons for its seminar on “Alternatives for employment in Europe” (07 & 08 December, European Parliament, Brussel...

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15 Dec 2006

Francesco Ventura: end of his internship at CECOP

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In September 2006, Francesco Ventura integrated the CECOP team for a 3-month-period internship. In possession of a Master in International and diplomatic sciences, specialised in European Studies (Bologna University), Francesco...

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10 Dec 2006

"Cooperate and Undertake, alternatives for employment in Europe"

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Europe has to face with unemployment, and the Lisbon Strategy aims at full employment for 2010/2015; the Business and Employment Co-operatives (BECs) fit in perfectly with this line, and their concept - which was initiated in F...

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07 Dec 2006

Project on workers' involvement awarded to CECOP

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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

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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”

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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

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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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06 Dec 2006

State of implementation of directive 2003/72/EC

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01 Dec 2006

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

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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.

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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

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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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