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8th International Social Enterprise Research Conference

October 4 - October 8

Over 200 academic papers will be presented at the 8th International Social Enterprise Research Conference, which will be held on 4-8 October at the University of Zaragoza’s Teruel campus.

The theme for this year’s edition is: “Social enterprise, co-operative and voluntary action: bringing together principles and values for renewed action”. The conference will be run as a hybrid event, with an in–person gathering at the Teruel campus and an online platform streaming the sessions.

The conference is expected to bring together key representatives and experts in the sector as well as the international scientific community specialised in social enterprise and the social economy.

The event will feature an ceremony attended by Yolanda Díaz, Minister of Labour and Social Economy of the Spanish Government and Second Deputy Prime Minister; Emma Buj, Mayor of Teruel; María Eugenia Díaz Calvo, the Government of Aragon’s Councillor for Science, Universities and the Knowledge Society; Marthe Nyssens, President of EMES; and José Martín-Albo Lucas, vice-rector of Zaragoza University Teruel campus.

The conference will explore, among others, the social economy’s values and principles in the face of the current social and environmental challenges.

The conference will be preceded by Transdisciplinary Forum on the theme “Social and cooperative enterprise and voluntary action: providing principles and values for renewed action. From research to practice and vice versa”. Registration for the forum closes on 27 September. The detailed programme and list of speakers can be viewed here.

The EMES General Assembly will also take place during the conference.

Held biennially, the EMES International Research Conference is organised by the EMES International Research
Network. This year’s host, the Teruel province, has been named Spanish Social and Solidarity Economy Capital for 2021.

More information on the conference and the forum is available here.