Looking at welfare societies in transition through Polanyian lenses: Papers available to download
This book is a collection of stories of combining different institutional logics as TSOs move towards hybridity, and of the capacity to react to changing environments without giving up on their core missions. The TSOs presented here continue to contribute to the well-being of citizens in Europe through “innovativeness”, the provision of services as well as avenues for active participation.
This two-day Seminar program will open with a unique keynote address by Professor Margaret Somers, a sharp critical thinker who has made a deep impact on contemporary social science. She has not visited Europe in a while, so it will be quite a unique opportunity to listen to and discuss with her and other scholars inspired by the work of Polanyi.
EMES member, Silvia Sacchetti is one of the co-authors – together with Asimina Christoforou, Michele Mosca – of the recently published book “Social Regeneration and Local Development. Cooperation, Social Economy and Public Participation“.
As you know, at the end of 2017 we launched a search for a position that is very dear to us, our first Science and Communication Manager. It has been an interesting process for our reduced Coordination Unit since we had never had this international search process before.
Representatives from EMES are playing key roles in a new Horizon 2020 project researching the intersection of social enterprise, social innovation and rural action.
As announced last September, EMES won the EMPOWER-SE Action granted by the COST Association. A total of 35 countries are now formally part of the management body of this project (the “Management Committee” or MC) plus 10 near-neighbouring countries and international partner countries.
Can crises like austerity and migration actually strengthen solidarity and collaboration between civil society and public institutions in Europe?
The city of Sheffield in the UK is well-known for its history of steelmaking and thriving independent scenes in music, art and culture.
This week, Giulia Galera senior researcher at Euricse and Rocío Nogales, EMES director, participated in the “TAIEX Regional Seminar on Social Economy & Social Enterprise Policy” which gathered representatives from national governments from 12 Southern Neighbourhood countries interested learning about how to support a conducive environment for social economy and social enterprises in their countries.
Last October, over 200 social entrepreneurs, academics, policy makers, researchers and students convened for the 17th edition of Le Giornate di Bertinoro per l’Economia Civile, to discuss about the future of social economy and social entrepreneurship in Italy after the recent Reform of the Third Sector.
As organizers of the EMES International Research Conferences, we are every time deeply moved and thankful for the expressions of gratitude and support that we receive in the course and after the event actually takes place.
We are very pleased to announce the 3rd EMES-Polanyi International Seminar, which will be hosted by Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark, from 16-17 April 2018.
Last July, over 350 scientists, academics, young researchers, and policy makers convened for the 6th EMES International Research Conference, to share and discuss their work and experience in building an interdisciplinary and integrated knowledge on social enterprises and social economy.
EMPOWER-SE was awarded last June to EMES through the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) framework after a hard selection process where over 700 proposals where received and only 35 were funded.