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2104, 2024

CECOP Manifesto for the upcoming MEP Elections

By |April 21, 2024|Categories: News|Comments Off on CECOP Manifesto for the upcoming MEP Elections

CECOP, the European Confederation of Cooperatives active in the industry and services, presented its Manifesto for the 2024 MEP Elections. Giving a voice to 40,000 workers cooperatives, social cooperatives and cooperatives of autonomous workers across Europe, CECOP's priorities for the 2024-2029 term are quality jobs, sustainable and resilient re-industrialisation and innovation for the benefit of all. Cooperatives represented by CECOP employ 1.3 million people. These cooperatives are democratically governed enterprises, strongly embedded in their communities, that reinvest most of their profits to ensure the sustainability of their activity. Download Manifesto

1608, 2023

MCF submits its proposals for Malta Budget 2024

By |August 16, 2023|Categories: News|Comments Off on MCF submits its proposals for Malta Budget 2024

The Malta Co-operative Federation has submitted its proposals for Budget 2024 to the Maltese Government. The proposals aim to create a more co-operative economy where the individual, rather than profits, is given priority.  The co-operative model, which is based on democratic member participation and fair distribution of wealth, is the obvious solution if Malta wants to find a new economic model that respects communities, puts people’s holistic wellbeing as a priority and is sustainable.  The proposals include the creation of a taskforce to make recommendations on a regulatory framework for worker buyouts (workers buying their place of work); updating of the legislation regulating [...]

2507, 2023

Malta Cooperative Federation & University of Malta Sign MOU

By |July 25, 2023|Categories: News|Comments Off on Malta Cooperative Federation & University of Malta Sign MOU

Today, the University of Malta (UM) and the Malta Co-operative Federation (MCF) have signed an MOU with a view to collaborate in promoting the co-operative model of doing business. UM and MCF already have a track record of working together in promoting this model among UM students. Through this MOU, both parties are committing to improve on the already established working relationship in order to: Promote the co-operative model of enterprise among all UM students Explore areas of potential co-operative endeavours Set up of new co-operative enterprises Offer internship opportunities for UM students in a co-operative setting Conduct research [...]

1705, 2023

MCF presents report to Malta Enterprise on accessibility of funding for coops

By |May 17, 2023|Categories: News|Comments Off on MCF presents report to Malta Enterprise on accessibility of funding for coops

As part of its work to promote a more co-operative economy, the Malta Cooperative Federation has submitted a report to Malta Enterprise with a view to make all Malta Enterprise schemes accessible to co-operatives. The report includes an analysis on all 27 Malta Enterprise schemes with an assessment on whether co-operatives can access them and makes specific recommendations when a scheme is not fully accessible to co-operatives. MCF’s report notes that a number of Malta Enterprise schemes are not open to co-operatives at all, while others need updating to ensure that co-operatives can fully access them. It is MCF’s [...]

805, 2023

MCF and SEAM sign MOU

By |May 8, 2023|Categories: News|Comments Off on MCF and SEAM sign MOU

Today the Malta Co-operative Federation and SEAM - Social Entrepreneurs Association Malta signed an MOU agreeing to work together to develop and promote the social economy in Malta. The social economy includes enterprises that put the primacy of people over profit and the reinvestment of most of the profits for a collective interest. The social economy has huge potential in all economic sectors in Malta and the signing of this MOU brings together two entities that have already been working for the promotion of this sector. We're stronger together.

712, 2022

MCF and JRS present working paper on migrant-led coops

By |December 7, 2022|Categories: News|Comments Off on MCF and JRS present working paper on migrant-led coops

The Malta Cooperative Federation (MCF) and Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS Malta) have presented a joint working discussion paper on migrant-led cooperatives in Malta. The paper explores opportunities and challenges in the current legislative and procedural framework in Malta and makes a series of recommendations. This is the first step of a JRS-MCF initiative to engage relevant stakeholders to identify any potential hindrances that make it difficult for the asylum-seeking population to access cooperative membership, intending to resolve them. Download Paper

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