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24 May 2022

Make platform work decent work: the new platform work directive must create a level playing field for cooperatives and combat abusive practices

News Position paper

CECOP’s position on the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on improving working conditions in platform work

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19 May 2022

CECOP in the Conference “Social Economy, the Future of Europe”: financing for cooperatives & platform work

News Event

CECOP participated in the conference “Social Economy, the Future of Europe” in Strasbourg on May 5-6.

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18 May 2022

Workshop: Worker Buyouts under the cooperative form: Exploring the Potential of Social Finance

News Event

CECOP is pleased to invite you to this workshop that will take place in Milan on the 31 May 2022.

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16 May 2022

CECOP’s reaction to the CoFoE final report: widespread support for values and principles which underpin the cooperative model

News

The 9th of May 2022 marked the end of the Conference on the Future of Europe. CECOP is pleased that there is widespread support for values and principles which underpin the cooperative model.

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12 May 2022

ZOOM IN on our French member - CGSCOP 

News

CECOP had the chance to sit down with member CGSCOP, and discuss their network, and the French presidency.

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06 May 2022

CECOP forms part of a Skills partnership for the Proximity & Social Economy ecosystem

News

CECOP is committed to the Skills partnership for the Proximity & Social Economy ecosystem, established as a commitment under the EU Pact for Skills.

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08 Apr 2022

Towards the new European Care Strategy: Acknowledge & empower coops – essential care providers in Europe

News Position paper EaSI / ESF+ programme

The new European Care Strategy, forthcoming in September 2022, should acknowledge the role of cooperatives providing care and to help them address outstanding challenges in the sector

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29 Mar 2022

No to war, yes to cooperation

News Press release

CECOP - CICOPA joint statement on Ukraine situation.

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25 Mar 2022

CECOP report LIGHTS ON now available in Spanish

News Publication EaSI / ESF+ programme

At the end of 2021, CECOP published the report LIGHTS ON: worker and social cooperatives tackling undeclared work. The publication is now readily available in Spanish.

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23 Mar 2022

CECOP Secretary General highlighted coops’ empowering role at a high-level event on women and cooperatives

News

On 17 March 2022, Diana Dovgan participated in a high-level event of the 66th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, organized by Turkey.

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15 Mar 2022

Manifesto for a Green, Just and Democratic European Economy

News

CECOP is one of the 270+ organizations and academics that have signed the Manifesto for a Green, Just and Democratic European Economy addressed to the participants of March 15, 2022 Economic and Financial Affairs Council.

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09 Mar 2022

CECOP report LIGHTS ON now available in Italian

News Publication EaSI / ESF+ programme

At the end of 2021, CECOP published the report LIGHTS ON: worker and social cooperatives tackling undeclared work. The publication is now readily available in Italian.

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08 Mar 2022

International Women’s Rights Day 2022

News Press release

On the 8th of March, CECOP reminds that worker and social cooperatives are key contributors to gender equality – across Europe, every day.

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24 Feb 2022

Industrial and service cooperatives work to make green and digital transition inclusive for everyone – and they need more support

News Position paper

CECOP’s response to the European Commission’s consultation on scenarios towards co-creation of a transition pathway for a resilient, innovative, sustainable, and digital proximity and social economy ecosystem.

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22 Feb 2022

New publication “Lasting Impact. Measuring the social impact of worker and social cooperatives in Europe: focus on Italy and Spain”

News Publication EaSI / ESF+ programme

“Lasting Impact” highlights the positive impact that social and worker cooperatives are providing to the communities they are rooted in and to the people involved, such as workers, worker members, and the beneficiaries of the serv...

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17 Feb 2022

CECOP highlights cooperatives’ contribution to green and digital transition in the EU Industry Days

News

The importance of cooperatives in ensuring a just green and digital transition was highlighted in the “Proximity & Social Economy ecosystem” session of the EU Industry Days with participation of CECOP.

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11 Jan 2022

Cooperatives contribute to Clusters of Social and Ecological Innovation in the European Union, new report shows

News

Clusters of social and ecologic innovation, which often include cooperatives, can successfully respond to the EU’s transition challenges and need enhanced policy support, according to a recent expert report.

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21 Dec 2021

LIGHTS ON event "aftermovie"

Video EaSI / ESF+ programme

Watch here the "aftermovie" where we show the highlights of the LIGHTS ON online event.

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20 Dec 2021

Italian social cooperatives celebrate their 30th anniversary

News

The Italian cooperative movement is celebrating its growth and success in proposing a vision of an inclusive society, in which no one is left behind. In this article, we present the achievements of Italian social cooperatives in t...

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13 Dec 2021

Social Economy Action Plan delivers, but lacks long term objectives

News Press release Position paper

CECOP’s reaction the European Commission's Social Economy Action Plan. The SEAP will boost Europe’s Social Economy, including worker and social cooperatives.

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10 Dec 2021

Platform Work Directive finally places the workers at the centre of concern

News Press release Position paper

CECOP’s reaction to European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on improving working conditions in platform work.

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08 Dec 2021

European Economic and Social Committee acknowledged the potential of platform cooperatives

News

In its latest opinion, the EESC calls to develop the potential of platform cooperatives to implement decent work and democratic governance in the platform economy. Giuseppe Guerini, President of CECOP, led this opinion as a rappor...

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07 Dec 2021

CECOP docuseries "LIGHTS ON!" sheds a light on undeclared work

Video EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP is proud to present the LIGHTS ON docuseries, made in the frame of our campaign and conference "LIGHTS ON" in 2021.

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06 Dec 2021

"LIGHTS ON!" Conference highlights how worker and social cooperatives fight undeclared work across Europe

News EaSI / ESF+ programme

During an online event organized to celebrate the release of CECOP’s latest report "LIGHTS ON! Worker and social cooperatives tackling undeclared work", cooperators, researchers, and policy-makers discussed their efforts to fight...

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23 Nov 2021

CECOP publications are now available for free!

News Publication

Looking to add new titles to your digital library on worker and social cooperatives? Three of our books are now available for free to download.

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