The first global biannual report on industrial and service cooperatives (2013-2014) provides a picture of this worldwide movement. The close to 65,000 enterprises affiliated to CICOPA member organizations, 95% of them being SMEs, employ over 3 million people. However, there is evidence that this world phenomenon is quantitatively much wider: worker cooperatives, social cooperatives and cooperatives of self-employed producers in (...)
The document “Cooperatives are key to the transition from the informal to the formal economy” by CICOPA argues that the cooperative entrepreneurial model is particularly adapted to lifting people out of poverty and carrying out the transition to the formal economy. It is a draft document that will be distributed among delegates from the International Labour Organisation's 185 member States to meet for the 104th Session of the (...)
Presented for the first time at the International Summit of Cooperatives on 7 October, with the presence of ILO Deputy Director General Sandra Polaski, and available now in an electronic version, the study “Cooperatives and Employment: a global report” carried out by CICOPA, the International organization of industrial and service cooperatives, discusses the significance of cooperative employment in the global landscape, both (...)
As part of the answer to the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda, CICOPA is publishing the results of the study “Cooperatives as builders of sustainable development”, showing the state-of-the-art of worker, social and artisans’ cooperatives in contributing to sustainable development.
The report "Promoting cooperatives and the Social Economy in Greece - How to promote the social economy in Greece through social cooperatives, worker cooperatives, and cooperatives of artisans and of SMEs" was undertaken by CICOPA at International Labour Irganisation (ILO) request.
As a response to its concerns regarding the economic crisis and its serious challenges for employment, enterprise sustainability and social cohesion, in 2009 CICOPA (directly and through its regional organisation, CECOP-CICOPA Europe for European concerns) initiated
a consultation process amongst its members in order to gain a better idea of the effects of the crisis on the affiliated (...)
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