Social Economy, Salvatori in the European Commission’s expert group
Gianluca Salvatori, Euricse Secretary General, has been appointed member of a new expert group on “Social Economy and Social Enterprise” set up by the European Commission’s Social Business Initiative (SBI). The purpose of this new group will be to discuss and agree on developing and strengthening activities related to the development of the potential of the social economy and social enterprises, aiming to promote innovation and positive impact on the economy and society at large. The expert group’s actions will focus on 5 pillars: access to finance, access to markets, better framework conditions, new technologies and social innovation, as well as the development of an international dimension.
Update of the mapping of social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe
Together with the EMES International Research Network, Euricse has recently won the call for tenders launched by the European Commission (Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) for the “Update of the mapping of social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe”.
The objectives of the project are threefold.
Firstly, it aims at updating the country reports on 21 EU countries that were published in 2014 as a result of the first mapping study promoted by the European Commission. Seven country reports had been updated during the second phase of the mapping study, carried out in 2016, which targeted seven EU countries. (more…)
Social enterprises and their eco-systems: developments in Europe
The number of social enterprises in Europe is increasing and they are engaging in new fields. Many countries are introducing new legislation as well as new support schemes to boost the development of social enterprises.
Both public and private markets offer new opportunities for social enterprises to start up and grow, reveals the new report “Social enterprises and their eco-systems: developments in Europe” published by the European Commission. The research was conducted by independent academics supported by the Euricse and EMES network . (more…)
Giulia Galera elected member of the new EMES Board of Directors
We are pleased to announce that our researcher Giulia Galera has been elected new member of the EMES Board of Directors, which was nominated by all members of the the network in October 2015. The election process lasted five months with open call for candidates from around the world and a final e-voting system in place. (more…)
Meet Yiorgos Alexopoulos, research fellow at Euricse
Social Enterprise between social impact and financial needs
Yiorgos Alexopoulos is researcher at the Agricultural University of Athens (Greece) and Senior Research Fellow at Euricse in the framework of the project “Research in Social Enterprise, its social impact and its financial needs”(RiSE GRIT). The project is awarded by a Marie Curie Action – Intra-European fellowships for Career Development (IEF), 7FP. (more…)
Personalisation and Social Entrepreneurship, a concluding analysis
We report some concluding comments on the European Summer School on Social Economy from Dina Rakin*.
Two years ago I heard about the ESSE Summer School from my dearest colleague. “Since you are curious about the social economy world and you are into questioning so many aspects of it, this school is for you”, she said. And she was right. Simple explanation, maybe too obvious. (more…)
European Summer School on Social Economy, the second day described by Dina Rakin
Dina Rakin* shares her impressions on the second day of the European Summer School on Social Economy in Bertinoro.
Dennis R. Young and Silvia Ferreira, lecturers of the day, were committed to place the concept of personalisation into the existing theory and practice of Non-Profits, mainly Social Economy and Social Entrepreneurship. User is the key word. How the type of financing of Social Enterprise and its legal form influence users and how the characteristics of a social entrepreneur respond to the users! (more…)
Euricse at the 5th EMES International research conference on Social Enterprise
Following the Pre-conference forum, the 5th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise “Building a scientific field to foster social enterprise eco-system” has officially started today with the plenary session “Social Enterprise and the third sector: Changing landscapes in an international perspective” chaired by Marthe Nyssens, founding member of the EMES European Research Network and Professor at the University of Louvain. (more…)
Executive.coop advanced training course “Public-private partnership”
The new edition of the advanced training course “Public- private partnership” will take place in Trento, on the 16-18 of April and on the 7-9 of May.
Executive.coop is a course organized by Euricse designed specifically for cooperative managers and social entrepreneurs, who wish to broaden and deepen their professional and managerial skills focusing on the most important and strategic topics pertaining to managing a cooperative enterprise. (more…)
Allora Crealo! (Jobs? Create them!)
Euricse is organizing the 3rd edition of Allora Crealo! The event, which will take place during the Festival of Economics, will be held in Trento’s Piazza Fiera from May 29 to June 2.
Dedicated to young people with ideas they want to turn into enterprises, it will offer a space where experiences of youth entrepreneurship and tools to help its development will be presented. Debates, meetings and talks will take place in an informal, dynamic and interactive space.
Personalisation and Social Entrepreneurship, European Summer School On Social Economy
July 6th-11th, 2015, Bertinoro Residential Centre, University of Bologna
The Department of Economics, in collaboration with AICCON and in partnership with the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna, EMES Network, EURICSE and SECS IRT (University of Bologna), is pleased to announce the European Summer School on Social Economy, whose 4th Edition will take place at Bertinoro (FC) Campus of the University of Bologna. (more…)
5th CIRIEC International Research Conference
CIRIEC-Portugal and CIRIEC-International (the International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy) are organizing the 5th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy that will take place next July the 15th to 18th 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.
The general theme for this 5th Research Conference is “Social economy in a globalized world”. (more…)