Cooperative and responsible finance in an international webinar
On the 17th of June the twelfth edition of the workshop with 20 scholars from all over the world
The challenges and prospects for growth of cooperative and responsible finance are at the center of the 12th annual workshop on the subject, organized online on June 17th by Euricse in collaboration with Federcasse (Italian Federation of Cooperative Credit Banks) and the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento, with the support of EACB (the European Association of Co-operative Banks). Four sessions with 20 scholars and researchers representing 22 universities and research centers will discuss the potential for innovation in the sector. The event will be closed by a roundtable on the impact of the Covid pandemic on the banking system.
The increasing attention towards an economy based not only on material products, but also on relationships, combined with demographic changes and various states’ fiscal crises, opens growth opportunities for activities requiring investments in health and healthcare, social and personal services, online assistance, green industry, and environmental protection. This trend has become even more important because of the recent pandemic, which has weakened the global economy as a whole and increased domestic and international imbalances, jeopardizing social cohesion and international relations. Cooperative and ethical banks, alternative funds and financial institutions that have invested in social innovation have thus shown great potential. These are the premises of the workshop organized by Euricse, the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento, Federcasse and EACB on the 17th of June, 2021.
During the online workshop, scholars from universities and centers will discuss about social finance institutions, cooperative banks and digitalization. A broad overview on regional banking systems will be provided as well: from German regional cooperative banks to rural credit cooperatives in Russia and financial services for poor farmers in Thailand.
The workshop, which will be opened by Silvio Goglio and Flavio Bazzana representing Euricse and the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento, will be closed by a roundtable on the impact of the Covid pandemic on the banking system, with the participation of Sergio Gatti, general director of Federcasse, and Volker Heegeman, head of legal department at EACB.
12th International Workshop on Cooperative and Responsible Finance for Development: Call for papers
17th and 18th June 2021, Trento
Euricse announces the organization of the 12th Euricse International Workshop on Cooperative and Responsible Finance for Development. The workshop, organized in collaboration with the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento and Federcasse (Italian Federation of Cooperative Credit Banks), with the support of EACB (the European Association of Co-operative Banks), will be held in Trento, Italy on June 17th and 18th, 2021.
The organizers are then inviting papers that explore the following themes:
New approaches and new institutions for responsible and sustainable finance and investments.
The role of financial services and local banks for economic success in regional and in global markets.
The concept and procedures of retaining or establishing the link with local societies.
Ways to diversify the credit risk of local banks without engendering their support of local communities.
Research on the management and the special role of cooperative banks in the economy.
Social venture investments, development finance, climate and green finance based on private investors, both in a global and European perspective, with reference also to the European Green Deal.
Cooperative and ethical banks’ engagement in social finance to encourage sustainable development and social economy.
Governance issues for coop and ethical banks deriving from consolidation, de-mutualization, re-mutualization and the use of hybrid structures.
Searching for fertile ground for the diffusion of the cooperative and ethical banking model: prerequisites, socio-economic coincidence and need within and beyond the European level.
The post-Covid economy: a new role for alternative finance?
Fintech and blockchain technologies.
Workshop Scientific Committee
Silvio Goglio, University of Trento, Italy (chair)
Yiorgos Alexopoulos, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Giovanni Ferri, Lumsa University of Rome, Italy
Detlev Hummel, University of Potsdam, Germany
Panu Kalmi, University of Vaasa, Finland
Juan Lopez, Federcasse, Italy
Eric Meyer, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Gemany
The methodology of the workshop is interdisciplinary and integrative. There will be only plenary sessions in order to stimulate interaction, exchange of ideas and debate. The organizers hope that by June 2021 all epidemic problems will be over: in this case the Workshop will be held in physical presence, with the possibility of remote connection (via Zoom) for listeners only. If problem persist, the workshop will only be held remotely.
The Scientific Committee will not only examine the papers by their scientific and innovative value but it will try to achieve a balance between the workshop themes. The accepted papers will be published in the site of Euricse.
A limited number of scholarships designed to encourage participation will be offered. For more details please visit our web site www.euricse.eu or write to organizational secretary email@example.com after February 2021.
All abstracts should be prepared in A4 format (Times New Roman, size 12 fonts, single-spaced) and be no more than 500 words length. Authors’ full title, name, address, organization and email address should be included at the end of the abstract. Abstracts are invited up to the end of December 2020 to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Scientific Committee will carefully review the applications and advise the selected authors to extend the abstracts into the full papers, which must be sent to the organizers by the end of March 2021. The authors of accepted papers will be notified by the end of April 2021.
For more information about the Workshop please contact: email@example.com.
10th International workshop on Cooperative and Responsible Finance for Development | Registrations are now open
20-21 June 2019, Trento, Italy
Euricse announces the organization of the 10th Euricse International Workshop on Cooperative and Responsible Finance for Development. The workshop, organized in collaboration with the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento and Federcasse (Italian Federation of Cooperative Credit Banks), with the support of EACB (the European Association of Co-operative Banks), will be held in Trento, Italy on June 20th and 21st, 2019.
The registrations are now open for the 10th Workshop on Cooperative Finance and Sustainable Development.
The participation is free of charge but for organizational reasons the registration is necessary before June 14th.