social economy from Euricse Network
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.
ILO academy on Social and Solidarity Economy – 6th edition
23rd-27th November 2015
The International Labour Organization and the National Institute of Social Economy of Mexico (INAES) are organizing an Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) that will take place in Mexico, from 23 to 27 of November 2015, at the Ibero-American University in Puebla. (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…)
The Role of Social and Solidarity Economy in employment generation
A panel by Euricse and ILO for the 3rd World Forum of Local Economic Development
Euricse will participate in the 3rd World Forum of Local Economic Development (Turin, 13-16 October 2015) organizing together with the ILO the panel The role of social and solidarity economy in employment generation. (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…)
The co-operative advantage
Innovation, co-operation and why sharing business ownership is good for Britain.
The Co-operative Advantage, edited by Ed Mayo, is a blueprint for a future social economy in the UK and draws on research over three years with co-operative business experts, advised by Professor Michael Best, University of Massachusetts Lowell, an internationally recognized authority on sector development. (more…)
Social and solidarity economy academy – 5th edition
Johannesburg, South Africa, 27th-30 July 2015
The theme of the 5th edition of the ILO Academy on social and solidarity economy will be “Social innovation in the world of work”. The ILO global constituents, development partners in South Africa and other stakeholders have been involved in the discussion of the related sub-topics in order to ensure that the content of the Academy is demand driven based on the challenges and needs in Africa and elsewhere. (more…)
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…)
ICA Research International Conference The future of the Cooperative model: creativity, innovation and research
27-30 May 2015, Paris
Crisis highlighted that innovation, creativity, production process, governance and financing are essential elements of the productive organization to face problems and grow up.
The aim of the conference is to point out experiences of cooperatives and social economic organizations on creativity and innovation. For that, the conference wants to bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from different cooperative and social economic fields and from different countries to debate about the amazing creativity that cooperatives harness to innovate and to develop new solutions for their members. (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…)