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14 Sep 2022

SOTEU 2022 makes important points about support to European businesses – but it lacks on the social dimension

News

CECOP’s reaction to the 2022 State of the Union address by the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen

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13 Sep 2022

Open Letter to European Commission President by Social Economy Europe: Social Economy Solutions to Multiple Crises

News

CECOP joins Social Economy Europe in the effort to highlight the role of social economy actors, in particular cooperatives, in answering the multiple crises that Europe is currently facing.

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09 Sep 2022

CECOP welcomes recognition of cooperatives in the European Care Strategy package – now time for a strong action on implementation

News Press release

On September 7, 2022, European Commission published a package of policy documents on care, including the first ever European Care Strategy and two proposals for Council recommendations on long-term care and early childhood educati...

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06 Sep 2022

CECOP at the Bigre! Rencontre 2022 in Sète, France

News EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP participated in Bigre! and held a workshop on “Digitalization and cooperatives: Prospects in France and in Europe”

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10 Aug 2022

Open call: Data analyst expert

News EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP is looking for a data analyst to support its data collection activities.

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03 Aug 2022

Cooperatives Care! - The conference

News Event EaSI / ESF+ programme

Conference "Cooperatives as frontrunners of innovation in the care sector" on November 15, 2022.

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01 Aug 2022

CECOP calls for an increase of the de minimis threshold for state aid, special conditions for cooperatives providing social, health, and care services.

News

CECOP's response to the recent call for evidence published by the European Commission on “State aid – exemptions for small amounts of aid (de minimis aid) (update)".

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19 Jul 2022

CECOP Newsletter #2 - 2022

News EaSI / ESF+ programme

CECOP is happy to announce the publication of the second edition of our newsletter in the new format. We hope through it, members and readers alike, will stay informed of our latest activities and EU developments.

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15 Jul 2022

CECOP signs CSO Coalition open letter on EU Care Strategy 

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CECOP has co-signed a letter calling on the European Commission to align its upcoming Care Strategy with the suggestions of the European Parliament.  

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14 Jul 2022

Strong European Parliament’s report on the Social Economy Action Plan puts spotlight on cooperatives – including worker cooperatives

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On 6 July 2022, European Parliament in its plenary session adopted the report on the EU action plan for the social economy, calling on the EU member states to create a favourable legal environment for cooperatives, including worke...

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13 Jul 2022

European Parliament’s resolution “Towards a common European action on care” acknowledges social economy

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On 5 July 2022, the European Parliament adopted, in its plenary, the resolution “Towards a common European action on care".

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11 Jul 2022

CECOP welcomes new member MCF

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CECOP has welcomed a new organization into its membership: The Malta Co-op Federation from Malta.

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30 Jun 2022

Kooperationen celebrates its 100th anniversary

News

On occasion of their 100th anniversary, CECOP had the chance to sit down with Susanne Westhausen, Director of Kooperationen.

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22 Jun 2022

Report of Activity 2021

News Publication EaSI / ESF+ programme

In our Report of Activity from 2021, we invite our members, readers, and general public to take a look at our main achievements from last year.

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17 Jun 2022

Cooperatives Care! The campaign

News Video EaSI / ESF+ programme

Take a look at all the actions done by CECOP in the year 2022 related to the campaign "Cooperatives Care!"

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16 Jun 2022

Cooperatives care! Advantages of the cooperative model for meeting multiple care-related needs and challenges in the EU

News Publication EaSI / ESF+ programme

This CECOP report focuses on how coops contribute to meeting the high demand for care and address the challenges in the sector. The report also showcases best practices and offers policy recommendations.

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02 Jun 2022

Giving cooperatives the space they deserve in the conversation on the essential services

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Cooperatives provide essential services – water, sanitation, energy, transport, financial services, and digital communications – for all groups of the population

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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

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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 

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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

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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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