Membership and networking

Capitalizing on the numerous expressions of interest received during all these years and the growing network of collaborators, partners and associated researchers, we at EMES decided to open our membership to interested individual researchers (including graduate students) around the world.

Why Join us

You will be part of the leading research network on social enterprise and social entrepreneurship.

Sharing your work, your research and your ideas to contribute to high-quality comparative research initiatives and to give visibility to the field.

EMES has committed itself to supporting the work of graduate students around the world, via different initiatives.

Testimonials of our members

EMES promotes a more flexible, service and organizational specific understanding of social enterprise, one that welcomes scholars from various disciplines. I feel this is essential for promoting a more sustainable economy, polity and society.

Victor A. Pestoff

Founding member of EMES and professor of political science

EMES is an exciting and stimulating network to meet with researchers from different countries and disciplines. This variety has enabled me to develop a fresh view on social enterprise that combines insights from different disciplines. Senior members have been very supportive to my research from the first stages on (PhD) and afterwards, providing very constructive advice. In the meantime, the connections with other younger scholars have been very helpful to build a vivid community of researchers around these topics.

Benjamin Huybrecht

Assistant Professor in Social Enterprise Management

EMES is the premier research network when it comes to understanding the social enterprise landscape in Europe. I feel that EMES helped me comprehend very early on the complexity of the social entrepreneurship phenomenon. It provides a great platform for researchers at different stages of their career to collaborate, exchange and enrich their ideas through multiple lenses and scholarly disciplines. The vibrant PhD student community is one-of-a-kind! Conversations with EMES members have not stopped since I first joined the network in 2007.

Sophie Bacq

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northeastern D’Amore-McKim School of Business


Researchers and professors


yearly rate


PhD and graduate students


yearly rate

You will have your own personal space on the EMES website with room for bio, picture and links to five publications.
Reduction in the conference registration and other paying EMES events.

Submit proposals for publishing in the EMES Working Paper Series.
Option to submit news pieces for the EMES News Alert and social network channels.

Option to focused research stays in other members’ centers.
Option to contribute to the EMES Experts’ Junior Blog (EJEB).

More information for institutional members please

What are you interested in?