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SEN#12July 2022

University and Social Economy, towards entrepreneurship with knowledge and values

Juan Julià, CEGEA Polytechnic University of Valencia, President RedENUIES CIRIEC-Spain, Vice-President of CRUE-Universidades Españolas (Spanish Universities)

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Highlights

The European Parliament adopts a report to boost the implementation of the European Social Economy Action Plan

The document will guide the recommendations that the European Council is expected to adopt on this Plan in 2023. The report was adopted by a large majority of the European Parliament Plenary, with 493 votes in favour, 75 against and 69 abstentions. For the President of Social Economy Europe (SEE), Juan Antonio Pedreño: "This support means that the European institutions consider the social economy to be a lever for change in the EU and that it must necessarily form part of all EU policies".

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Paul Krugman and Mariana Mazzucato at the 33rd International Congress of CIRIEC

CIRIEC held its 33rd International Congress from 13 to 15 June 2022, with a total of 1,217 participants and guests from 33 countries, 300 paper proposals received, of which 184 were accepted and 132 were presented. Keynote speakers at the Congress included the Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman and economist Mariana Mazzucato.

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ILO adopts landmark resolution on decent work and the social and solidarity economy at the 110th International Labour Conference

The tripartite ILO Constituents deliberated for ten days to reach the Conclusions on decent work and the social and solidarity economy (SSE). The resolution provides a clear and comprehensive definition of SSE, based on a set of values and principles. It is the first tripartite definition of the social and solidarity economy at international level.

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European Social Economy Conference in Strasbourg welcomes Ukraine's social economy and celebrates the Social Economy Action Plan roadmap

On the 5th and 6th May 2022, the city of Strasbourg hosted the European Conference “The Social Economy, the Future of Europe”. The event gathered over 2,000 registered participants from all over Europe and other regions of the world.

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Social Economy Live

Cooperatives around the world celebrate the 100th edition of #Coopsday

On Saturday 2 July, co-operatives around the world celebrated the International Day of Co-operatives (#CoopsDay). A historic event, the 100th and the 10th since the International Year of Co-operatives (2012) was celebrated, as declared by the United Nations, under the slogan "Co-operatives build a better world".

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Research and Studies

Encyclopaedia of the Social and Solidarity Economy

A collective work of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE (UNTFSSE), this Encyclopedia will serve as an essential tool for scholars and students of comparative social policy, international economics, management studies and economic sociology. Edited by Ilcheong Yi, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).

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Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Volume 93 - Issue 2, Special Issue on Challenges of Impact Measurement for the Social Economy

The latest issue of APCE is dedicated to a key and topical theme: Social Impact Measurement of the Social Economy, edited by M.J. Bouchard and D. Rousselière. The papers of this special issue explore various methodologies used by social economy organizations to measure and improve their impacts (participative and multicriteria approaches, quantitative analysis, micro-econometrics, social return on investment…).

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Social Economy Schedule

10th edition of the Mont Blanc meetings

The appointment is made at the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center in Colombia, on October 17, 18, and 19 2022 around current, relevant and above all obvious theme : The Social Economy and Solidarity (ESS): solutions from local to international in a changing world.

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9th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy

The 9th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy will take place in Seoul (South Korea), 04-06 July 2023, under the General topic: “Building forward better: Social and solidarity economy for a peaceful and fair world”. Call for papers soon. Save the Date!

 

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