The European Social Enterprise Law Association (ESELA) and EMES network share a general commitment toward building a stronger and more dynamic social enterprise sector.
We are happy to share several examples on collaborative interactions of both organisations that have recently emerged.
EMES President meets participants of the ESELA conference in Brussels
ESELA is an international network of social enterprise experts, with members ranging from law firms to academic institutions to specialist individuals. Its annual conference took place on Friday, April 28 in Brussels, Belgium.
At the dinner for specialist law firms held the evening before the conference, Professor Marthe Nyssens, President of EMES, shared insights and most recent findings from the International Comparative Social Enterprise Models (ICSEM) Project, implemented by EMES and its partner IAP-SOCENT.
This world-wide unique research project, implemented in more than 50 countries, aims to build knowledge about emerging or already well-established social enterprise models across the world, following common guidelines so as to foster international comparative analysis.
EMES article featured in ESELA newsletter
An intriguing article written by the Marthe Nyssens “Towards an International Typology of Social Enteprise Models” was recently featured in the newsletter of ESELA. In the article, she shares EMES thinking and work on the development of an international typology of social enterprise model.
ESELA involvement in the EMES 6th International research conference
Within its 6th International Research Conference, held on 3 July, EMES is organising the Transdisciplinary Forum entitled “Social enterprise for sustainable societies. From research to practice and back”. It shall facilitate dialogue and interaction between academic community and practitioners.
Among others, the forum will host the session “Exchanges on researching and practicing social enterprise: A dialogue about possible common horizons”, with an objective to bring together EU-level representatives of social enterprise umbrella organizations to discuss the value of research within their organizations and exchange their ideas on how the impact of research can be enhanced.
The representative of ESELA will also participate in the session and actively contribute to the discussion on the relevance of research-practice framework and its future trends.