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Heading towards a cooperative shockwave: the adoption of the law on the social and solidarity economy in France

The French law on the recognition and development of the social and solidarity economy, which has been in force since August 2014, introduces changes to the status and functioning of worker cooperatives, creates a regime for employment and activity cooperatives and relaxes the status of collective interest cooperatives flexible in France.

Cooperatives key to sustainable development, says ILO

Last year ILO Cooperative Unit launched a survey within the international cooperative movement to find out how the cooperative business model is contributing towards sustainable development, how the actors in the cooperative movement perceive the debate around the post-2015 development agenda, and which role cooperatives should play in this respect.

Javier Salaberría, former CICOPA President has passed away

Javier Salaberría, CICOPA President from 2005 until 2011, sadly passed away on Saturday 26th July and we received this news with great sorrow. Javier will remain a fundamental figure in the memories of all those who worked alongside him, as well as in the history of CICOPA and the worker cooperative movement.

Sign up for the International Diploma of cooperatives and organizations of social economy and solidarity management

The Andalusian School of Social Economy has opened the registrations for the International Diploma of cooperatives and organizations of Social and Solidarity Economy management until September 15, 2014. This is particularly aimed at cooperative managers in Latin America. The program will be developed in Andalusia (Spain) from 21 September to 9 October 2014. It is a special edition that was originally addressed to representatives of Andalusian social economy, since its inception in 2002, the Andalusian School of Social Economy has had more (...)

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