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How can cooperatives in the platform economy shape the future of work?

Platform cooperatives are online businesses jointly-owned and -managed by their members using a protocol, website or mobile application to facilitate the sale of goods and services. Based on cooperative principles and values, they are emerging as viable alternatives to the standard internet business model.

CECOP – CICOPA EUROPE and CICOPA appoint Diana Dovgan as Secretary General

The Boards of the two organisations have appointed Diana Dovgan, CECOP – CICOPA Europe’s and CICOPA’s Senior Policy Officer, as Secretary General as of 1st of March, following the departure of the previous Secretary General, Bruno Roelants.

Uganda MPs recognize cooperatives are key to attain social economic transformation

The Parliament of Uganda recognized the importance of cooperatives as a key actor to attain social economic transformation in the country. A budget for “the revival of cooperatives” should be allocated in 2018/2019.

Cooperatives of Freelancers in Spain

The issue of "freelancers" cooperatives in Spain is a controversial one. Partly because the function and objective of worker cooperatives (democratic governance, solidarity, mutual support, cooperativization of work...) are confused with a series of false cooperatives; that only give the possibility for self-employed to invoice, paying less taxes. A legal loophole that is now in question.

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