4th EMES-Polanyi. About the organizers and supporters

From the great transformation to the eco-social transition. New solidarities in action

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Collège d’études mondiales – Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) – Research Program Plural democracy and economy

Founded by Michel Wieviorka in 2011 and led by Laetitia Atlani-Duault, the Collège d’études mondiales is part of the Research Division of the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme.

The Research Division encourages multidisciplinarity within the human and social sciences, supports the development of new fields of research, and mounts innovative projects on major issue facing the world.

In this context, the Collège d’études mondiales participates in the analysis of global phenomena by offering a stimulating environment for researchers: endowed chairs, scientific project incubator; and dedicated space for collaboration among researchers from various countries and institutional affiliations.

Every year, the College welcomes researchers from around the world and organizes nearly 200 scientific events.

The aims of the research program Plural democracy and economy are:

  • To reach beyond field specialization in the social sciences by studying the economic dimension of social movements and the political dimension of alternative economies simultaneously;
  • To develop knowledge production mechanisms that include the interactions between theoretical and practical knowledge;
  • To move beyond international comparisons, and develop new theories based on North-South dialogue by taking into account the diversity of real-world situations in a globalized world;
  • To envision joint grassroots initiatives and public policies, to design new templates for government actions debated among stakeholders, elected officials, and the research community.

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework. Its mission is to enable break-through 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 event is “Empowering the next generation of social enterprise scholars” (EMPOWER-SE).

EMES International Research Network (EMES)

EMES International Research Network (EMES) is a research network of established university research centers and individual researchers whose goal is to gradually build up an international corpus of theoretical and empirical, pluridisciplinary knowledge, and methodologies, around our “SE” concepts: social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social economy, solidarity economy, and social innovation. EMES has conducted over 15 international comparative research projects and organized international bi-­‐annual conferences and PhD summer schools. In addition, EMES collaborates with international organizations and governments at all levels to advance the understanding of social enterprise and support evidence-­‐based policy-­‐making around the world. Created in 1996, EMES opened its membership to researchers and PhD students from around the world: there are currently over 300 individual members and 14 institutional members from over 50 countries.

Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy

Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy was established in 1988, dedicated to the memory of Karl Polanyi. Its mission is to preserve his intellectual legacy and to contribute to urgent policy debates on alternative and innovative development strategies, both locally and internationally. The Institute also hosts the Karl Polanyi Archive, a vast collection of material including unpublished papers, drafts of manuscripts, lecture notes, articles, and correspondence. This Archive has been fully digitized. The Karl Polanyi Digital Archive is available for consultation.

Karl Polanyi Institute France

Karl Polanyi Institute France provides a francophone space, in line with Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy, with the goal of gathering civil society, scholars and public authorities.

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