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12 Dec 2019

Council Conclusions reaffirm role of social economy in inclusive labour market

News

European Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs (EPSCO Council) gathered in Brussels on the 10th of December adopted conclusions on inclusive labour market.

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11 Dec 2019

ZOOM IN on our Finnish Member – Coop Finland

News

European readers, tv viewers, citizens, in general, are regularly confronted with terms like the Austrian presidency or the Finnish presidency of the European Union. Newspapers and news broadcaster are often caught in the rush of...

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10 Dec 2019

The Multiplier Effect: EU financial instruments for social cooperatives and social enterprises

News

Social cooperatives representatives, cooperative financing institutions, politicians and the European Commission with the European Investment Fund gathered in Milan on the 2nd of December to discuss opportunities and challenges of...

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03 Dec 2019

European Commission will develop an Action Plan for the Social Economy

Press release

On his updated mission statement Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit was asked by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to develop an Action Plan for the Social Economy

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27 Nov 2019

The 2019-2024 European Commission (finally) approved

News

The new college will officially take office on the 1st of December after a few weeks delay.

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15 Nov 2019

The multiplier effect: increasing the access to finance for social cooperatives through EU instruments

Event

Workshop co-organised by CECOP and CFI - Under the auspices of Lombardy Region

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13 Nov 2019

Let’s renew the Social Economy Intergroup!

News

CECOP attends the event "Let’s renew the Social Economy Intergroup", that will take place on Wednesday 20 November 2019, from 6pm to 8pm, at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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29 Oct 2019

Council Conclusions on Economy of Well-Being: Social Economy for inclusion and quality jobs

Press release

Employment and Social Affairs Ministers call Member States and the European Commission to reinforce the role of the social economy in creating quality jobs and providing social inclusion

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03 Oct 2019

New European Commission study on cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises

Position paper

European Commission study confirms: cooperatives are champions in cooperation with other cooperatives

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03 Oct 2019

New Commission, new Parliament: nominations, confirmations and next challenges

News

After their appointment, the European Parliament is auditing Commissioners-designate. In the meantime, the social economy family is gathering support among Members of the European Parliaments (MEPs) to renew the Social Economy Int...

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03 Oct 2019

Rights2Grow – R2G: at the end of an enriching project, read the case studies on governance

Project

After two fruitful years of collaboration with several European and national partners, the R2G project comes to an end. 13 case studies of democratic governance of social enterprises from numerous European countries were presented...

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11 Jul 2019

DEEP ROOTS, LONG BRANCHES - Brief from CECOP’s 40th Anniversary session – Manchester 21st of June 2019

Event

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10 Jul 2019

European Elections 2019 – Results, aftermath and CECOP’s Next Steps

News

In the aftermath of the elections which took place on the 26th of May, in this article, we point out CECOP’s priorities and goals for this new parliamentary term.

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08 Jul 2019

Report of Activity 2018

Publication

In our Report of Activity for 2018 you can read about the main activities that CECOP undertook in 2018.

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04 Jun 2019

ZOOM IN on our Romanian Member – UCECOM

News

European readers, tv viewers, citizens in general are regularly confronted with terms like the Austrian presidency or the Finnish presidency of the European Union. Newspapers and news broadcaster are often caught in the rush of...

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07 Feb 2019

start-scop.fr: a comprehensive toolkit for aspiring young cooperators

News

How does a cooperative work? Will I get there? Is it difficult? Before setting up a cooperative, there are many questions young entrepreneurs have in mind, and finding the right answers when overwhelmed with red tape and regula...

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30 Jan 2019

ERSE Cooperative: "Better jobs and better future: What cooperatives can do for young people?"

Video

CECOP-CICOPA Europe has decided to give a voice directly to young people and those working with them. Here is the third and last video of the series. It comes from the Cooperative ERSE, founded in Tuscany by a group of young en...

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20 Dec 2018

What is InvestEU?

News

InvestEU could be an excellent tool for creating jobs and strengthening the competitiveness of the European Union. It aims at fostering inclusive growth and strengthens investment in the social dimension. In this article, CECOP...

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06 Dec 2018

How worker and social cooperatives contribute to social inclusion of young people

Event

Young people face the risk of poverty and social exclusion in Europe much more than other groups. The conference "What Future for Youth at Risk of Exclusion?" organized by CECOP–CICOPA Europe on 20 November in B...

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15 Oct 2018

Better Jobs and Better Future: What cooperatives can do for young people?

Video

CECOP-CICOPA Europe has decided to give a voice directly to young people and those working with them. Here is the result! Three videos illustrating employment and entrepreneurial opportunities that cooperatives in industry and...

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