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EMES News Alert
June 2016
emes network news from events
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Call for papers for the 6th EMES
International Conference just published

EMES, in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Work, State and Society (CIRTES, Université catholique de Louvain) and the Social Enterprise Belgian Interuniversity Attraction Pole (IAP), are pleased to announce the 6th EMES International Research Conference on the theme "Social enterprise for sustainable societies".

The aim of this Conference, which will take place on 3-6 July 2017 at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), is to be one of the world's central meeting places for all researchers involved in social enterprise, social entrepreneurship and social and solidarity economy research across the globe.

The abstract submission period opens on 3 October 2016 and the call for papers can be downloaded here.

Event hashtag: #6EMESconf
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Deadline for abstract submission for the 1st RILESS-EMES International Conference coming up

In the last News Alert we announced the 1st EMES-RILESS International Conference "Solidarity economy and social enterprises" which will take place at Unisinos' São Leopoldo Campus on 12-14 December 2016.

This Conference will be jointly organized with the network from Latin America, RILESS, and Unisinos. It will take place at the same time that of the 5th Symposium on Inequalities, Rights and Public Policy organized by Unisinos. This combination will result in a privileged moment of interaction, bringing together researchers, students, and professionals from diverse areas, to present work and take part in debates about new initiatives and social alternatives for the combat of inequality, the expansion of human rights, economic organization, and public policy innovation.

The program will consist of plenary lectures by renowned scholars such as Ladislau Dowbor (Brazil), Jean-Louis Laville (France), and José Luis Coraggio (Argentina) as well as working groups, organized around six thematic areas and in three different languages (Portuguese, Spanish, and English).

Marthe Nyssens from CIRTES, president of EMES, and Lars Hulgård from CSE at Roskilde University are members of the Conference scientific committee.

All the information about registration, program and abstract submission (deadline: August 10th) is available here.

Event hashtag: #1RILESSEMESconf
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A lot has been happening with the Third Sector Impact project (TSI) these past two months. We published seven new reports on third sector barriers and the corresponding policy briefs on how to address and alleviate this barriers in the different countries. These were informed by the meeting with third sector stakeholders in Rome and also resulted in a new online consultation on policy recommendations on barriers,

Follow-up of the “Mapping study on social enterprise eco-systems” project  

EMES and EURICSE are responsible for the scientific and facilitation coordination of the project “Mapping study on social enterprise eco-systems” launched by the DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission (EC). The EC appointed the communication agency Tipik to implement a platform to facilitate input from stakeholders of this new mapping project. The wrap up seminar was held in Brussels last June 15th and results should be available in late fall 2016 (read more).


"Social Innovations in the Urban Context", open access book of the WILCO Project, just published  
This book edited by Taco Brandsen, Sandro Cattacin, Adalbert Evers and Annette Zimmer is the final output of the WILCO project. It addresses the practice of social innovation and its systematic analysis. Despite significant advancement of knowledge of the dynamics of social innovation it still remains contested and incomplete. The book is available via Springer link open access... (read more).
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Successful 5th edition of the EMES PhD Summer School 
We are just back from Glasgow, where we spent four incredible days at the 5th EMES PhD Summer School. Although we are still unpacking and going through all the memories and information, we did not want to leave for the holidays without thanking the various people without whom this would not have been possible.

Firstly, the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University for working so closely (and smoothly) with us. 
Thanks to the thirteen members of the faculty body, who devote their time, energy and enthusiasm to take part in one of the activities that most value creates for the next generation of social enterprise scholars. Last but not least, thanks to the 41 PhDs who gave it all at the personal and professional level to make the most out of this occasion.

We have posted some pictures and videos on Facebook and YouTube to give you a taste of what it was like.

Event hashtag: #5EMESPhD
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Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at GCU

ISIRC: 8th International Social Innovation Research Conference
 'Social Innovation in the 21st Century: Beyond Welfare Capitalism?'


Call for papers for the Social Business Academia Conference 2016 (SBAC2016)
Open applications for the 3rd edition of the Master on Social Business and Microfinance at GCU

Anna Ciepielewska-Kowalik
3rd International Conference ESPAnet-Poland will be held in Warsaw on 22-24 September 2016 (read more).

Nicole Göler von Ravensburg
XVIIIth International Conference on Cooperative Studies (IGT/ICCS) – ‘Identity and Growth’ from 14 to 16 September 2016 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Social Entrepreneurship Diaries podcast
The 6th episode of this series devoted to "Governance, ownership and participation" is is now available here
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"Open Movements" series launched in connection with the 2nd EMES-Polanyi Seminar (read more)

Publication opportunities  

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of East European Politics on "Social Enterprise in Post-Communist Societies" (read more). 

JEOD, the Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity, is calling for papers on ​worker cooperatives (read more).
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