EMES News Alert
January 2019

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Abstract submission deadline extended!


If you are interested in sending a panel or a single paper proposal for the 7th EMES international research conference but missed today's deadline, we are happy to inform you that you can still submit until the last Friday of this month, 25 January 2019. 

Over 350 researchers will be gathering in Sheffield next June to exchange, learn about "Sustainable development through social enterprise, co operative and voluntary action". You can't miss it! 

A detailed description of these thematic lines and the conveners associated to them is available here. Learn how to do your online submission online here.


Event hashtags: #7EMESconf | #EMPOWERSE_EU | #shusocent

Wish to join an existing panel?

Other researchers are launching calls for abstracts for  panels on specific topics that you can join. For now there are two proposals that you can join:
1. The "RURAction" panel call on "social enterprises and social innovations in structurally weak rural regions" 
2. A panel entitled "Social innovation, health and ageing: Exploring the potential for international social enterprise models to provide opportunities and solutions for an ageing demographic." 

Do you have an idea for a panel? Send them to us and we will circulate them for you!

CONNECTION TO THE EMPOWER-SE COST ACTION

This conference is co-organized by the first COST Action devoted to social enterprise. Travel and accommodation grants will be offered to selected authors with accepted papers. 


Interested in participating in EMPOWER-SE? Researchers must associate themselves with one Working Group (WG) and contribute to the achievement of the WG objectives by participating in the activities and tools designed to meet those objectives. Find all the information about the different WG here and sign up for the EMPOWER-SE news alert here.
Just as this year begins, we wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for your support during 2018. Our institutional and individual members provide a concrete commitment in the form of financial support and direct commitment that is essential for us to achieve the mission of EMES. In addition, our funders are vital for EMES to function as a complex network organization with a presence in more than 60 countries around the world. One more year, we can jointly state that the SE field continues to consolidate and attract new talent and energy from all world regions.

We look forward to our continued collaboration to build knowledge and mutual trust, while empowering new generations of SE scholars!
First batch of countries from the EU mapping just published

This new update aims to improve the quality of the evidence presented in 21 country reports produced in 2014 by accuracy and completeness of and to provide further background information based on on-going and recently published research findings and illustrative examples, which have made new critical perspectives, data and information available. 

The following country reports and fiches have been published and can be downloaded here:
Country fiches: former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.
Country reports: Austria, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania.
A seminar and a conference related to SE topics will be taking place in France in April and September, respectively. The calls for papers are still available although the submission deadline already passed:
  • "Faire des économies démocratiques", 4-5 April 2019 | Download
  • "Social economy and government", 39th Conference of the Association of the Social Economy, 4-6 September 2019 | More information
RILESS, the “Network of Latin American Researchers on Social and Solidarity Economy”, is one of EMES' long time sister networks in Latin America. The Argentinian branch of this network, UNGS, is offering the IX edition of its Master in Social Economy.
Download the program brochure (in Spanish) in case you are interested. 
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