EMES Conferences

EMES organizes international research events that have become a reference for the community of social enterprise researchers. Sometimes these events are large conferences with hundreds of participants; other events gather only selected groups of researchers and other stakeholders, mostly related with ongoing research projects or other initiatives.

On the basis of a large European research project carried out over five years, the Network organized the 1st EMES International Conference, titled “The Social Enterprise. A comparative perspective”, at the University of Trento in 2001. This event and the first EMES book, “The Emergence of Social Enterprise” (Routledge, 2001), launched the topic of “social enterprise” as a research theme on the European scene. They also succeeded in promoting a more widespread knowledge of the concept of social enterprise, both in Europe and outside Europe, and pinpointed new research themes that have been thoroughly investigated in recent years.

EMES also promotes the development of innovative analytical frameworks on social enterprise among scholars engaged in third sector research through events such as the European conferences co-organized with the International Society for Third Sector Research in 2005 and 2008.

Worth noting is the EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise, which is organized in alternative years with the EMES International PhD Sumer School. So far, the following EMES International Research Conferences have been organized:

 

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EMES Conferences

6th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise

July 03July 06

2017

EMES, in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Work, State and Society (CIRTES, Université catholique de Louvain) and the Social Enterprise Belgian Interuniversity Attraction Pole (IAP), are pleased to announce the 6th EMES International Research Conference on the theme “Social enterprise for sustainable societies” which will take place on July 3-6, 2017, at the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium).

5th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise

June 30July 03

2015

The EMES International Research Network, in partnership with the Finnish Network on Social Enterprise (FinSERN), organised the 5th International Research Conference on Social Enterprise entitled “Building a scientific field to foster social enterprise eco-system” in July 2015 in Helsinki (Finland).

4th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise

July 01July 04

2013

Univ. of Liege (Belgium)
EMES, in partnership with the Belgian Interuniversity Attraction Pole on Social Enterprise (IAP-SOCENT) and with the support of the Centre for Social Economy at HEC Management School of the University of Liege, organized the 4th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise in July 2013.

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