8EMESconf - Thematic lines and conveners

  1. Presentation and important dates
  2. Conference rationale
  3. Thematic lines and conveners
  4. Conference committees
  5. Conference organisers
  6. Abstract submission
  7. Conference registration
  8. Available support

As organizers, we hope to be able to hold the conference presentially on the planned dates but we are closely monitoring the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic and we will adapt the format of the conference as needed.

To encourage academic debate across fields and disciplines, the conference will be structured along 11 main thematic lines to build up an international corpus of theoretical and empirical knowledge, pluralistic in disciplines and methodologies, around “SE” concepts and their praxis. We would particularly encourage authors to submit proposals that address current global challenges and contexts including (but not limited to) the Covid19 pandemic, unemployment, social and racial justice, new patterns of inequality across all thematic lines.

The themes are

  • Line 1. Theoretical foundations of social enterprise, cooperative and voluntary action principles and values: Complimentarities, contradictions and their implications
  • Line 2. Sustaining and scaling social, cooperative and voluntary action: Balancing and funding SE principles over time
  • Line 3. Values-driven social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Line 4. Multi-Level governance, enabling ecosystems for SE and sustainable development
  • Line 5. SE meets the commons: social technologies, collaborative economy and open data
  • Line 6. Innovative fields in the SE action: social and health services, sports, etc.
  • Line 7. Unleashing the critical and transformative potential of culture and the arts through SE, cooperative and voluntary action
  • Line 8. Empowering migrants and harnessing the potential of migration via SEs and voluntary action
  • Line 9. SE, popular, and solidarity economies of the Global North and South: transformative movements, radical values and forms of democracy in action
  • Line 10. SE research and action under Polanyian principles
  • Line 11. Advancements on epistemological, methodological and pedagogic aspects of SE

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