Social innovation and enterprise for more prosperous, fair and sustainable societies
This book is a collection of stories of combining different institutional logics as TSOs move towards hybridity, and of the capacity to react to changing environments without giving up on their core missions. The TSOs presented here continue to contribute to the well-being of citizens in Europe through “innovativeness”, the provision of services as well as avenues for active participation.
This two-day Seminar program will open with a unique keynote address by Professor Margaret Somers, a sharp critical thinker who has made a deep impact on contemporary social science. She has not visited Europe in a while, so it will be quite a unique opportunity to listen to and discuss with her and other scholars inspired by the work of Polanyi.
EMES member, Silvia Sacchetti is one of the co-authors – together with Asimina Christoforou, Michele Mosca – of the recently published book “Social Regeneration and Local Development. Cooperation, Social Economy and Public Participation“.
Representatives from EMES are playing key roles in a new Horizon 2020 project researching the intersection of social enterprise, social innovation and rural action.
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?