Solidarity in European Societies: Empowerment and social justice through active citizenship and collaboration
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.
This year’s EMES International Research Conference entitled “Social enterprise for sustainable societies” featured numerous papers by authors whose work represent groundbreaking theoretical or methodological research in the area of social and solidarity economy.
Board members play a critical role in the development and success of EMES. The EMES Board of Directors has 12 members who are committed volunteers, holding the responsibility to ensure the fulfilment of organization’s core values and its mission.
We are delighted to announce the publication of EMES 2016 Annual Report, which reflects past year’s successes with members and partners of the EMES community of researchers, including PhDs.
The 6th EMES International Research Conference is only 10 days away. Now it is the best moment to express our appreciation to the Bernheim Foundation, a crucial supporter of the conference, whose contribution helped making this extraordinary event happen.
6EMESconf will welcome 350 participants from 41 different countries; a mix of scholars, researchers and practitioners from different parts of the world. That means that this year’s conference also sees impressive number of participants coming from non-OECD countries and outside the European continent.
We expect the conference to generate a wealth of interesting papers and insights, and we look forward to offering a potential space for such reflections in the pages of the journal.
The final edition of selected conference papers from 2nd EMES-Polanyi international seminar has been published on June 15, 2017
Call for applications: selection of members of the multi-stakeholder platform on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the EU.