European Confederation of Workers' Cooperatives, Social Cooperatives and Social and Participative Enterprises

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Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Confederation of Workers' Cooperatives, Social Cooperatives and Social and Participative Enterprises   (CECOP-CICOPA Europe)

    EU Transparency Register

    774917716472-20 First registered on 11 Mar 2015

    Goals / Remit

    - representation: represent the network in front of the EU institutions, as well as other EU organizations, and towards other components of the cooperative movement
    - network: definition of common positions with members, contribution to entrepreneurial development, training, data collection and processing, etc
    - development and capacity building: support creation and development of national representing organizations of industrial and service cooperatives and other employee owned enterprises in countries where these do not exist

    Main EU files targeted

    CECOP-CICOPA Europe covers mainly the following EU policies: enterprise and SME policies, employment, social inclusion, internal market and competition, regional development, taxation etc.


    Head Office
    Avenue Milcamps 105
    Brussels 1030
    EU Office
    BRUXELLES 1030 - 1030


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 19 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mickael BIANCHIN 12 Jul 2023 11 Jul 2024
    Ms Diana POTJOMKINA 18 Mar 2023 12 Jul 2023
    Ms Diana DOVGAN 18 Mar 2023 16 Mar 2024
    Ms Diana DOVGAN 26 Mar 2022 18 Mar 2023
    Ms Diana POTJOMKINA 24 Mar 2022 18 Mar 2023
    Mila SHAMKU 11 Dec 2019 11 Nov 2020
    Ms Diana DOVGAN 07 Dec 2019 01 Dec 2020
    Ms Diana DOVGAN 05 Oct 2018 01 Oct 2019
    Mila SHAMKU 29 Sep 2018 01 Oct 2019

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    CECOP-CICOPA Europe is a member of:
    - the Social Platform
    - REVES - European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy
    - Social Economy Europe

    CECOP-CICOPA Europe is also a sectoral member (industry and services) of Cooperatives Europe

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant European Commission 167,342€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant European Commission 143,318€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission expert group on social economy and social enterprises #E03576# #Member #C#Employees/workers, Other#Commission expert group "Industrial Forum"#E03743# #Member #C#Industry, Employees/workers, SMEs, Other#Network of SME Envoys#E02666# #Observer #C#Other#SME Envoy Sherpas

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Social Economy; SME; Common Goods & Public Services

    Communication activities

    - CoopSkills2023 campaign - on skills and worker buyouts
    - Care Campaign 2022 - on care cooperatives
    - Lights ON! Campaign 2021 - on informal economy
    - Campaign 2019 on non-standard and platform work ‘ALL FOR ONE’

    - Conference "Workers Buyouts - What is the cooperative key to success" (Brussels, November 2023)
    - Session at the EU Industry Days: "A win-win for the enterprises and the planet? How energy community cooperatives are creating a more resilient and energy independent future for European enterprises" (Madrid, october 2023)
    - Workshop on "Social Economy as driving force for green and digital transition" (Göteborg, Juin 2023)
    - Conference "Cooperatives as frontrunners of innovation in the care sector" (Brussels, November 2022)
    - Conference on cooperatives’ contribution to the transition from informal to formal economy and employment (online, November 2021)
    - Workshop on the future of the European Disability Strategy (online, April 2021)
    - Conference on non-standard and platform work ‘ALL FOR ONE’, Online, November/December 2020
    - Workshop on the role of education in the European Pillar of Social Rights, Poland (online, 2020)
    - CECOP at the 2019 EU Industry Days – "Industrial cooperatives are drivers of the circular economy", Brussels, February 2019
    - Workshop "Delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights: The role of the European Semester and the new MFF", Madrid, December 2018
    - conference "What Future for youth at risk of exclusion? How worker and social cooperatives contribute to social inclusion of young people", Brussels, November 2018
    - conference “How to promote sustainable tourist experiences through the European Route of Cooperative Culture”, Brussels, February 2015
    - conference "Cooperatives and work integration of disadvantaged persons", Brussels (European Economic and Social Committee - EESC), November 2013
    - conference "Sustainable business transfers in Europe. With specific focus on business transfers to employees, Brussels (EESC), June 2013
    - conference "Social Cooperatives in Europe and the Social Business Initiative", Brussels (EESC), April 2012
    - première of the documentary film "Together" produces by CECOP-CICOPA Europe, Brussels (EESC), June 2012
    - photo exhibition "Through their eyes", Brussels (European Parliament), September 2012

    - Cooperatives care! Advantages of the cooperative model for meeting multiple care-related needs and challenges in the EU, 2022
    - LIGHTS ON! Publication on cooperatives’ contribution to the transition from informal to formal economy and employment, 2021
    - Lasting Impact. Measuring the social impact of worker and social cooperatives in Europe: focus on Italy and Spain. Publication of statistics on cooperatives contributing to social inclusion, 2021
    - "All for One - Response of worker-owned cooperatives to non-standard employment", 2019
    - "Business transfers to employees under a form of a cooperative in Europe", June 2013
    - documentary film "Together. How cooperatives show resilience to the crisis", 2012
    - study "The resilience of the cooperative model", June 2012
    - book "Cooperatives, territories and jobs: twenty experiences of cooperatives active in industry and services across Europe", 2011
    - book "Beyond the crisis: cooperatives, work, finance. Generating wealth for the long-term", 2011

    More information about our activities, as well as all the positions and answers to European Commission consultations can be found on our web site:

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 29 Nov 2023 Location Online
      Subject Social Economy/ Workers Buyouts
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      • Santina Bertulessi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Mar 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Intervention in a roundtable event “Stand up for the Social Pillar” on the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan and the road to the Porto Social Summit.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      • Nicolas Schmit (Commissioner)
      • Santina Bertulessi (Cabinet member)
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