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Call for Papers: 7th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social and Solidarity Economy

Call Call for papers

The call for paper has been launched in the framework of the 7th CIRIEC International Research Conference on 

Social and Solidarity Economy: Moving Towards a New Economic System

Bucharest, Romania, 6th – 9th June 2019

The 7th CIRIEC’s international conference will be an occasion for shared reflection on the role of Social and Solidarity Economy in facing the current challenges and a realizing a ‘transformational vision’ such as the one set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Held for the first time in Central and Eastern Europe, in a post-communist country marked by major political, social and economic changes during the last century – Romania, and which has recently re-discovered the virtues of the social and solidarity economy, the conference aims to generate a renewed scholarly interest in these topics in the region. By bringing together the global CIRIEC network of senior and early-stage researchers interested by the whole range of the social economy components (cooperatives, mutuals, associations, foundations), it will be a unique opportunity for the West to meet East and to contribute with the results of studies to a transformational vision for a world meeting its sustainable development goals.

The conference will deal with several subthemes:

  1. Workers owned enterprises (including experience of privatized enterprises in former communist countries) and the future of decent work
  2. Role of social economy in providing sustainable livelihoods in rural areas and in food sustainability, sovereignty and access
  3. Commons – historic, restored and new, collaborative commons
  4. Social and solidarity economy eco-systems – governance, networks, visibility and policies
  5. Dimensions of social and solidarity economy sector - statistics of the social economy
  6. New technologies, platforms, on-line collaboration leading towards a New Era of social and solidarity economy
  7. Inclusive finance and finance for social and solidarity economy enterprises
  8. Potential of social and solidarity economy in New European Member States
  9. Social innovation - generating social change and impact

Key Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline:  15 December 2018

  • Acceptance notification: 25 January 2019  (at the latest)

  • Final paper submission deadline:  15 May 2019