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CICOPA shares the word on business transfer to employees at the Solikon Conference

1,400 people assisted to Solikon 2015, a large German encounter on the social and solidarity economy held on 10-13 September in Berlin where CICOPA was invited to share the word on business transfers to employees. A number of international guests, such as Brazilian secretary of State for the Solidarity Economy, Paul Singer, together with CICOPA and CECOP member CFI (Cooperazione, Finanza, Impresa) participated at the (...)

Last issue of Work Together is out now!

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.

Supporting community groups to develop renewable energy projects in Australia

The Community Power Agency (CPA) is an Australian worker cooperative in the field of community energy advocacy and development. CPA was set up in 2011 after returning from visiting all shapes and sizes of community energy in the UK, Europe, North America and India. Inspired by the action of other communities, the cooperative was created to support the growth of community-owned renewable energy projects in (...)

Care through cooperatives: answer to the ILO survey

Human care needs are expanding and becoming ever more complex. Today, care work is found in various forms from child care and elderly care, to long term caregiving to people with disabilities and chronic illnesses like HIV and AIDS. With the expansion of care needs, the care economy has enormous potential for employment generation in the coming years-especially for women, as well as other groups often excluded from the labour market. Across the globe, cooperatives have been closely engaged with issues of labour force inclusion and care. (...)

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