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EMES News Alert
February 2018
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Professor Margaret Somers will open the 3rd EMES-Polanyi International Seminar

The 3rd EMES-Polanyi International Seminar, entitled "Welfare societies in transition – Polanyi revisited through the lens of welfare state, social democracy and solidarity economy"  will be hosted by the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Roskilde University (RUC) from 16-17 April 2018. The Seminar is co-organized by COST through the EMPOWER-SE Action

We are preparing a program that combines individual contribution presentations with an inspiring keynote address and roundtable plenaries. We also care about the social aspect of the Seminar so we will be visiting a unique place in Denmark, Grennesminde Dome.

We begin unveiling this exciting program with a unique opportunity for critical thinkers: a keynote address by Professor Margaret Somers. She has been working under the guidance of Karl Polanyi’s intellectual and moral legacy and seeks to express Polanyi’s commitments in her writing. She has not visited Europe in a while and she's such an inspiring speaker that we cannot wait to listen to her thinking in an auditorium full of committed scholars in April. Read more about Somers here.  

If you are considering to participate or would like to organize your travel, you can download the preliminary program here.

Event hashtags: #3EMESPolanyi, #empowerse_cost
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Submissions deadline for
the 3rd EMES-Polanyi Seminar is approaching

As you know,  the abstract submission deadline for the 3rd EMES-Polanyi International Seminar, is next 28th of February. Submissions are welcomed around the 5 themes of the Seminar:
  1. Promoting institutional-reciprocal welfare linked to Polanyian terms of reciprocity and redistribution;
  2. Solidarity economy and commons managing public goods;
  3. Dialogue between public policy and civil society;
  4. People-centered social innovation and participatory governance; and
  5. Action research as a tool to facilitate and scale social mobilization.
Read the complete Call for Papers here.

Deadline for abstract submission: 29th of February 2018. Submit your abstracts here.

Event hashtags: #3EMESPolanyi, #empowerse_cost
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Addressing the challenge of social regeneration through social enterprises?

EMES member, Silvia Sachetti is one of the co-editors of the recently published book "Social Regeneration and Local Development. Cooperation, Social Economy and Public Participation". 

The book is part of the Routledge Studies in Social Enterprise & Social Innovation. Read more about this recent book here.  

Can social enterprises be democratic without gender equity? New EMES Selected Conference Paper

A new paper has been added to the EMES Selected Conference Paper from the last 6th EMES international conference. “How do we incorporate, gender specific equity, in social economy and solidarity? Perspectives from Latin-America” is a first approach to the study of how some Social and Solidarity Economy organizations in three Latin American countries (Chile, Mexico and Peru) operate and use the following three categories: “for women”, “from women” and “with a gender perspective”.

Carola Conde, professor at the Autonomous Metropolitan University Xochimilco (Mexico) and EMES member, aimed to address the underlying question “can they really be democratic without gender equity?”. 

You can download the paper in English and Spanish
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5th emes international research conference 2015

Meet EMES’ newest Science and Communication Manager

As you know, at the end of 2017 we launched a search for a position that is very dear to us, our first Science and Communication Manager. It has been an interesting process for our reduced Coordination Unit since we had never had this international search process before. It was the support of the Bernheim Foundation that allowed EMES to increase its human power capacity in such essential aspects.

We are thrilled to share with you that Thomas Pongo, a recent PhD graduate from the University of Louvain who has been very involved in EMES for the past 7 years, joined EMES as of February 5th. What to know more about Thomas and what he will be doing at EMES? Read more here.     
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