On behalf of EMES member Ana Margarida Esteves (CEI-IUL, ISCTE-IUL), we would like to invite you to explore the “pluriverse” of worldviews, underlying experiences of solidarity economy during the 2023 edition of the International Conference “Social and Solidarity Economy and the Commons“. The Conference entitled “Decolonizing the Solidarity Economy and Commons: Enacting the “Pluriverse” will be held from 8-10 November 2023 at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) in Portugal.
The main theme for the 2023 edition of the International Conference is the emergence of a “pluriverse” in solidarity economy and the commons. This results from aggregating diverse epistemologies, narratives, and strategies for social transformation that criticise and deconstruct the downsides of modernity as a social project. According to Ana Margarida Esteves, “This conference is highly relevant for the EMES community because it offers the opportunity to explore the “pluriverse” of worldviews, and underlying experiences of solidarity economy, which have been made invisible by hegemonic perspectives of entrepreneurship and economic activity. It is also an unmissable opportunity to explore the positive and negative externalities of solidarity economy, namely in organizational dynamics, both within and beyond these projects, and their wider social and political impact.”
Organisers of the Conference invite researchers and practitioners to submit their proposals for contributions. The aim is to promote interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives at theoretical, conceptual and methodological levels. Submissions might be based on formal research or concrete activist, economic or public policy initiatives. For more information on the Conference and the Call for contributions, visit here or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ana Margarida Esteves (CEI-IUL, ISCTE-IUL)
Leonardo Leal (CEI-IUL; Universidade Federal de Alagoas– UFAL)
Luciane Lucas dos Santos (CES U Coimbra)
Tom Henfrey (Schumacher Institute, UK)
Maria Fernandes-Jesus (York St John University, UK)
Roman Hausmann (Institute for Ecological Economics – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)
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