Digital Scientific Conference
on the Future of the Social Economy
24th & 25th November 2020
The Social economy is an essential part of Europe’s safety net, especially in times of crisis. The Digital Scientific Conference on the Future of the Social Economy (#SCSE) builds on the idea that the social economy should be a pillar of the green and fair transition that the EU is leading and deserves a place on the European policy agenda. At the #SCSE avibrant network of social economy researchers, scientific experts and academic scholars, will help to envisage future social economy scenarios to gather and disseminate scientific knowledge to feed the European Commission’s policy reflection.
The guiding theme of the #SCSE
‘How does the Social Economy contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?’
Almost a decade after the European Social Business Initiatives (2011), the outbreak of COVID-19 increases the relevance of the social economy in the policy agenda once again. Social economy is an essential part of Europe’s safety net, especially in times of crisis, thanks to its capacity to provide essential goods and services to the most deprived. Further, the social economy is a living laboratory for social innovation and generates normative spill-over effects on how economic action should take place.
Building on the idea that social economy should be a pillar of the green and fair transition that the EU is leading, the Joint Research Center of the European Union (JRC), Social Entrepreneurship Baden-Württemberg e.V. (SocEntBW), the Center for Social Investment (CSI) and the Research Institute for small and medium sized enterprises of the University of Mannheim (IFM) are organizing the Digital Scientific Conference on the Future of the Social Economy to award the social economy the appropriate momentum in the European agenda.
The conference has a strong future-oriented approach with the aim to identify the most relevant social economy patterns, gathering evidence on successful policy principles and enucleating realistic recommendations in the view of relevant EU policy initiatives.
Joining forces to tackle complex social challenges.
Call for Proposals
Do you want to join the Social Economy Science Conference? The call will open soon!