1 December 2020, 14:00 - 15:30 CET
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As COVID-19 continues to rage across the globe and we all await the arrival of a vaccine, CONCORD,
FTAO and Cooperatives Europe believe we should use this time to fundamentally rethink and rebuild
our current systems better. Current economic and business models have proven to be brittle and
unsustainable, while viable and resilient alternatives capable of pursuing simultaneously social,
environmental, economic and governance goals, should be supported, scaled up and become
mainstream. Only then will we be able to coherently address the massive setbacks in our progress
towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
With the political priority to construct an economy that works for people, the upcoming European
Social Economy Summit and Action Plan and human rights due diligence and sustainable corporate
governance legislation, European political leaders seem to share this reflection. Over the coming
months, unique opportunities present themselves to integrate these ambitions also in the EU’s
external action. The EU is agreeing on its 2021-2027 external funding instruments and programmes,
its Team Europe initiatives and responses to COVID-19. The EU is reviewing its trade policy, agreeing
on a new relationship with African Caribbean and Pacific States and will continue to shape its
bi-regional partnership with Africa. High time to discuss with key decision-makers, civil society,
business and partner country representatives how to make the most of these opportunities, which
we simply cannot miss!
December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmCETJoin us to explore what is a Community of Practice (CoP) and what can be their role in strengthening community-led responses to societal challenges. In this online session we will hear stories from three Communities of Practice from the ECOLISE network. These CoPs bring people with a shared passion to learn, experiment, and innovate together. More info : https://communitiesforfuture.org/event/communities-of-practice-leveraging-impact-by-learning-together/Registration : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScApno2dc7dh7vVfLHG2mSSV_HbR9JIarkvkO-ksvqsev-jXg/viewform
This event available in English, Spanish & French 2nd December 2020, the Transformative Cities Initiative will announce which four initiatives received the most popular support and are thus the recipients of the Transformative Cities 2020 People’s Choice Award. One representative per winner will join the finale to discuss the opportunities and challenges for transforming our local contexts and addressing the global challenges we are facing.More info : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ReSvcQIJShOwR3mORIYLEA
Conference on the response of worker-owned cooperatives to non-standard employmentOnline - 3 December, 2020
Non-standard workers are becoming the new standard. This raises several concerns on ever-deteriorating labour rights and conditions, endangered decent income, access to social rights, and collective representation.
Since the industrial revolution, worker-owned cooperatives respond to people’s needs to guarantee their employment. Many non-standard workers such as own-account workers, freelancers, and platform workers use the cooperative solutions to achieve more quality, job security, often access to social protection, and dignity in their work lives.
In the last months, the COVID-19 pandemic showed that the recognition of non-standard workers, including platform workers, remains a challenge in national and European labour regulations, leaving workers vulnerable and making fitting policies complicated to obtain. The failure to adapt national and European labour legislation to cover non-standard workers worsened the impact of the current crisis, putting workers incomes and livelihoods at risk.
Following the publication of the ALL FOR ONE report, CECOP’s ALL FOR ONE online conference will look at what the “cooperative laboratory” across Europe came up with in order to face the adverse effects of non-standard employment.
Originally planned as a live conference, our online conference will be the cherry on top of a month-long communication campaign, in which we will highlight different aspects of the report through social media channels and distribution lists.
Everyday forefront defenders of fair and quality work conditions for all workers, CECOP invites you to meet these new cooperatives who unite workers, and mutualise risks and solidarity.
Join us on December 3rd online from wherever you are for this one of a kind event!
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