Today, we are happy to share with you a very special invite from our long-standing member, Malin Gawell, institutional member representative from Södertörn University in Sweden.
In the field of social enterprise, including social and political aspects of development and well as different dimensions of entrepreneurship, innovation, types of economy and system at large, we are all familiar with urgency, complexity as well as engagement hopeful initiatives ‘for a better world’.
Other research communities have a similar mission but are framed by slightly different approaches. International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) has its roots in the issue of sustainable development and has since the 1990s organized conferences on this topic. More specifically, issues of climate change, ecosystems, energy, production and consumption are elaborated on. Increasingly, also social-economical aspects and social foundation of sustainability are also highlighted.
This year’s conference has the topic Sustainable development and Courage: Art, Culture and Human Rights. Based on discussions that Malin, who is co-chairing the 2022 ISDRS conference in Stockholm, has been involved within the EMES network during recent years, there are many connections and she sees great opportunities for fruitful cross-fertilizations between the networks.
The conference is organized in Stockholm on June 15-17th, 2022. It is organized by Södertörn University (institutional member of EMES) together with Marie Cederschiöld University (former Ersta Sköndal University), Stockholm University of the Arts, Stockholm School of Economics, Swedish Defense University and University College Stockholm.
The call for submissions for papers or posters is open until February 20th. There are no specific social enterprise tracks, but our EMES questions and contributions fit into several of the themes and tracks! Malin especially highlights three tracks:
6c) Power of art and culture in sustainable cities and communities with connections to the EMES-COST workshop in Malta in 2019
7c) Sustainable economic models with connections to social/solidarity economy
8a) Gender, inclusivity and human rights with connection to empowerment and democratic governance
9b) Collaboration and co-creation for sustainability with connection transdisciplinary initiatives and, e.g. SE/SE/SI role in cross-sectoral collaboration for sustainability
There will also be a PhD workshop on June 14th and sustainability tours on June 18th. The organizers hope and plan for a conference ‘on site’ combined with a digital stream.