7EMESconf - Conference organisers

  1. Conference rationale
  2. Thematic lines and conveners
  3. Conference organisers
  4. Conference committees
  5. Transdisciplinary Forum
  6. Conference registration
  7. Getting there and accommodation
  8. Abstract submission
  9. Paper and poster guidelines
  10. About Social Enterprise International


(EMES International Research Network) has held major international conferences since 2001 and gathers 14 established university research centres and nearly 400 individual researchers from over 50 countries to work on international research projects.


(European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework. Its mission is to enable breakthrough scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities. The specific Action 16206 supporting this conference is “Empowering the next generation of social enterprise scholars” (EMPOWER-SE).


(FairShares Institute for Cooperative Social Entrepreneurship) is a PRME initiative that builds on 15 years of research and knowledge transfer activities. This community of academic and PhD/ post-PhD early career researchers have built new knowledge on worker cooperation, employee-ownership, non-profit and charity governance, with a particular focus on sustainability, models of ownership, HRM, accounting, social innovation, public policy and the FairShares Model of social enterprise development.


(Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research) is a well-established research centre focusing on housing, economic development and social policy formed 30 years ago. It is one of the most active centres of third sector scholarship in the UK, undertaking a range of policy-relevant academic and evaluation research for research councils, government departments, local authorities, charities, associations and foundations.

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