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14 Nov 2015

A new video about Young cooperators in the world: 4 European examples

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Precarious work, not in line with their studies, a lack of independence…According to the latest numbers from the OECD, at least 75 million youths in the world are unemployed, while others are now creating tools to decide...

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28 Oct 2015

Back to school for social cooperatives!

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Thirty cooperators from different parts of Europe met in Milan on 11th of October to take part at the first edition of Social Cooperatives and Social Enterprises International School. The school focused on social innovation and...

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27 Oct 2015

A teaching toolkit to explain worker and social cooperatives in France

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Raise your hand if you were taught about cooperatives in school? Until now, it was almost easier to discover them during your stay in kindergarten and primary school, with the school cooperatives, than during your higher educat...

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26 Oct 2015

Milan Expo: a discussion on health care cooperatives

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On 13 October the International Conference On Health Care Cooperatives organized a workshop entitled “Feeding the welfare: coops in health care” in the Milan Expo. The workshop was animated by international speakers...

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23 Oct 2015

Worker Cooperatives in the UK develop a Solidarity Fund to reinforce the movement

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Cooperators united to strengthen the worker cooperative movement in the UK. A group of worker cooperatives have created a solidarity Fund to manage a common Fund paid by the monthly subscription of individuals, worker cooperati...

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21 Oct 2015

Social cooperatives represent 44,5% of total jobs created in the sector of health and social care in Italy

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According to the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE), social cooperatives operating in the sector of health and social care, represent the 44.5% of total jobs created in Italy in this sec...

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15 Oct 2015

Over 90% of surveyed women feel that they have been empowered as a woman by starting and running a social enterprise, says a European study

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The European Women's Lobby, the largest umbrella organization of women’s associations in the European Union, has recently launched the first research on women-led ‪‎social enterprises, including social cooperative...

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07 Oct 2015

Coop4Job: cooperative tool to boost youth entrepreneurship

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As an answer to youth unemployement, the Italian Confederation of cooperatives, Confcooperative has launched the platform Coop4job. The goal of www.coop4job.it is to network and give a better chance to young people by taking ad...

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01 Oct 2015

Toward a better support of enterprises integrating long term unemployed into the labour market?

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CECOP, the European Confederation of Cooperatives active in industry and services, welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a Council recommendation on the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour ma...

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28 Sep 2015

The young European cooperators network meets in Italy

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On September 22nd and 23rd was held the second meeting of the Young European Cooperators network (YECN) in Italy, only 5 months after the first one hosted in Paris during which it was created and launched. The delegations, from...

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25 Sep 2015

Our new image and website launched today!

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Today, CECOP has launched its new image and website. Our new, more modern and dynamic, logo alongside the slogan “Working Together”, embodying the Cooperative Marque -the global identity of the cooperative movement...

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21 Sep 2015

The European Parliament adopts a resolution on social entrepreneurship and social innovation in combating unemployment

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On 10 September the European Parliament has adopted the resolution on “Social entrepreneurship and social innovation in combating unemployment”, an initiative of the MEP Veronica Lope Fontagné (PPE). “(...

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14 Sep 2015

Worker and social cooperatives urge EU ministers to be guided by EU foundational values when discussing the humanitarian refugee crisis

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3,000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean since January, mostly people who are fleeing armed conflicts in Siria, Eritrea, Sudan or Irak where they risk their lives. The European Commission has already identified 120,000 peo...

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11 Sep 2015

The first edition of Social Cooperatives and Social Enterprises International School will take place in Milan in October

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Federsolidarietà – Confcooperative, the largest Italian organisation of social cooperatives, is organising the first Social Cooperatives and Social Enterprises International School from 11 to 13 October 2015 in Mil...

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10 Aug 2015

Summer edition: last issue of Work Together is out now!

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The summer edition of the E-magazine Work Together containing the latest news on cooperatives active in Industry and Services worldwide is available in English, French and Spanish.

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29 Jul 2015

World Declaration on Worker Cooperatives

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28 Jul 2015

2012 International Year of Cooperatives

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28 Jul 2015

2012 International Year of Cooperatives

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The United Nations declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives. It is a crucial opportunity for the cooperative movement to raise awareness of our business model and CECOP - CICOPA Europe is conscious of that.

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16 Jul 2015

Democratic enterprises promoting intergenerational and gender equality

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Worker and social cooperatives provide youth and women a more equal access to employment and management positions. Although they might face specific discriminatory situations, for young persons and for women employment is often...

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15 Jul 2015

CICOPA statement at the International Labour Conference, 29 May 2014

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On behalf of the International Cooperative Alliance, the Secretary General of CICOPA,Bruno Roelants is representing the cooperative movement at the International Labour Conference hold from 28 May to 12 June.

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