EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise

Act locally, change globally: Social enterprises and cooperatives for more resilient economies and societies.

11th to 14th September 2023 

Organisers: The EMES International Research Network, in partnership with Competence Center for Social Intervention Research at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

Venue: Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany

This is the first fully-fledged face-to-face EMES conference after the Covid 19 pandemic and it aims to be a meeting place for scholars worldwide involved in social enterprise, cooperative, and social innovation research across the globe. Themes include:

  • Theoretical and methodological foundations of social enterprises and models of social enterprise worldwide
  • Financing social enterprises
  • Social enterprises and cooperatives for democracy and peace
  • Social impact and sustainable development effects
  • Social enterprises and innovation in ecological and social transition
  •  From transformation to transition
  • New interaction between for profit enterprises or public entities and social enterprises
  • Social enterprises and the digital age
  • The role of social enterprises in crisis shaken-welfare
  • Commons and cooperativism in post-growth scenarios
  • Social enterprise unleashing the transformative potential of culture and the arts
  • The role and potential of social enterprises in tackling the migration and refugee challenge
  • Education about social enterprises, cooperatives and social entrepreneurship (special track)

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