The eighth edition of International Training School devoted to “The key role of social enterprises and the social and solidarity economy in post-pandemic societies” will count on the presence of FAECTA, the Andalusian representative entity of workers cooperatives.
During Plenary session 4, entitled “The SE local context in Spain”, council member of FAECTA Marta Montes Calvo, accompanied by Francisco Cortés García, Director of Sustainable Finances from Cajamar cooperative group and Emek Filogullari, coop member and council member of SMartib, will explore and share the power of the social enterprises in Spain and different perspectives of well-known initiatives in this context.
During the Plenary chaired by Carmen Guzmán from the University of Seville, Mrs Calvo will present FAECTA (representative of workers cooperatives of Andalusia) and offer a practical view of their activity; she will also share the ecosystem to which their associated enterprises are involved. Secondly, Mr Cortés García, on behalf of one of the leading financial cooperative groups in Spain, Cajamar, will share how it emerged, how Cajamar tries to create social value with its social mission, and what are its main differences with regard to the traditional banks. Finally, the work of social enterprises in the cultural and artistic sector will be presented by Emek Filogullari on behalf of SMartib, who will illustrate how the existence of such initiative helped to combat the precariousness and intermittency of artists and cultural workers.
The EMES International Research Network and the University of Seville (US) jointly organise the #8EMEStrainingschool aimed at researchers at early career levels, PhDs or completing Masters program who are attracted to conduct research in the wide fields of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise, social economy and solidarity economy (the “SE field”).