A superb program for a unique event
The 3rd EMES-Polanyi International Seminar
, co-organized by COST
through the EMPOWER-SE Action
, that took place in Roskilde last week was co-organized by organizations and initiatives leading research and practice inspired by the legacy of Karl Polanyi together with the EMES Network’s multi-dimensional approach to social and solidarity economy.
At a time where state and public institutions built in the last century seem to be less able to address the challenges facing societies across the globe, we like to think of these two days as a unique space to exchange original thinking and experiences. Three thought-provoking plenary sessions and 59 papers presented across 19 parallel sessions constituted the amazing program
of these two days. In addition, we visited the unique Grennesminde Dome
in the country side (in the picture).
Thinking critically about the transitions underway through the lenses of solidarity and reciprocity allows us to cast new light on emerging or existing dynamics and initiatives (new commons, social enterprise, etc.). Ensuring that a community of committed scholars and practitioners have the forum to share this thinking is what empowers us to continue.
We will be sharing some afterthoughts with you soon but for now, you can see some pictures on our Facebook album
. Soon we will also update the event page with additional pictures and, eventually, with the Selected Conference Papers from the Seminar
in the summer. You can check the ones from the previous two EMES-Polanyi Seminars here
There was some interesting social media activity around the seminar that you can search in Twitter using the event hashtags #3EMESPolanyi and #empowerse_cost.