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Deolinda Meira, winner of the António Sérgio Award for Cooperation and Solidarity 2022

The Cooperativa António Sérgio para a Economia Social (CASES) announced Deolinda Meira, lecturer at the Higher Institute of Accounting and Administration of Porto (ISCAP) and researcher at CIRIEC, as Social Economy Personality 2022 – Career Honours Award.

The Cooperation and Solidarity António Sérgio Award, created by CASES in 2012, is intended to honour natural and legal persons who, through their career in the management of Social Economy entities, in supporting and boosting the sector, or in teaching, promotion or research in the field of Social Economy, have contributed significantly to its recognition and development.

It is an award of great importance that, in addition to herself, is prestigious for ISCAP, and for the Master in Management and Legal Business System of the Social Economy and for the Centre for Social and Organizational Studies of the Polytechnic of Porto (CEOS.PP).

Deolinda Meira has a degree, a Master’s and a PhD in Law, with a thesis on “The economic regime of cooperatives in Portugal – The social capital”. Her research focuses on the legal framework of cooperatives and the social economy, and she is the author of scientific papers, monographs, book chapters and articles on these subjects.

She is deputy director of the Journal ‘Revista Cooperativismo e Economia Social’ (University of Vigo), research member of CEOS.PP where she coordinates the research line on social economy, of SGECOL – Study Group on European Cooperative Law, of IBECOOP – Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos em Cooperativismo, and of the Scientific Committee of the CIRIEC-Spain legal journal, among others.

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