ILO's work on cooperatives in Europe and Central Asia

  1. News

    ILO COOP sends a video message to the LegaCoop Emilia-Romagna Congress on cooperative identity

    20 February 2023

    The LegaCoop Emilia-Romagna Congress focusing on “Enterprise of the Future” took place on February 16, 2023 in Bologna with national and regional representatives from Legacoop.

  2. News

    ILO holds kick-off briefing session for the project on the social and solidarity economy in Kyrgyzstan

    20 December 2022

    The briefing session was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to introduce the Strengthening the Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia project to the ILO Constituents and social and solidarity economy (SSE) partners. The participants in the session included representatives from related government ministries, workers’ organizations, SSE institutions, and other relevant stakeholders.

  3. News

    The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 41st regular meeting

    20 December 2022

    The 41st UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 07 December 2022. It brought together around 50 participants from seven member (ILO, UNRISD, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD), eleven observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS) and two resource persons.

  4. News

    ILO COOP Participates in the CECOP Lights On Research Launch Conference in Italian

    28 November 2022

    On November 24, 2022, the European Confederation of Industrial and Service cooperatives (CECOP) launched the Italian translation of the report that documents how workers’ and social cooperatives can assist workers and enterprises in the transition to the formal economy in Europe.

  5. News

    ILO participates in a session on investing in the SSE to improve employment at the 10th edition of the Mont Blanc Meetings

    01 November 2022

    The session on investing in the SSE to improve employment took place at the 10th edition of the Mont Blanc on October 18 in Cartagena, Colombia.

  6. News

    The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 40th regular meeting

    19 October 2022

    The 40th UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 05 October 2022. It brought together more than 40 participants from eight member (ILO, UNRISD, ESCAP, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD), twelve observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EESC, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS) and two resource persons.

  7. News

    The ILO Enterprises Department Director and UNTFSSE Chair participates in the 10th edition of the Mont Blanc Meetings

    19 October 2022

    The 10th edition of the Mont Blanc Meetings took place from October 18 to 19, 2022 in Cartagena, Colombia with the in person participation of ILO’s Director of Enterprises Department.

  8. News

    Advancing the 2030 Agenda through the Social and Solidarity Economy

    26 September 2022

    The second position paper of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy revisits the role of Social and Solidarity Economy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and calls for a stronger enabling environment and policy framework for SSE.

  9. Publication

    Advancing the 2030 Agenda through the Social and Solidarity Economy

    26 September 2022

    The social and solidarity economy (SSE) is a dynamic force for change that is key to realizing the paradigm shift called for in the 2030 Agenda. This Position Paper of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) examines the contribution of the SSE to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), identifies policy and legal reforms that can foster an institutional environment conducive to SSE, and calls attention to the need for advocacy and policy innovation at multiple levels of governance – local, regional, national and international.

  10. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Juan Antonio Pedreño, the President of the Spanish Confederation of Social Economy Enterprises (CEPES), the President of Social Economy Europe (SEE), and the General Coordinator of the Euro-Mediterranean Social Economy (ESMED) Network

    31 August 2022

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with cooperators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed interviewed Juan Antonio Pedreño, the President of the Spanish Confederation of Social Economy Enterprises (CEPES), the President of Social Economy Europe (SEE), and the General Coordinator of the Euro-Mediterranean Social Economy (ESMED) Network.