The International Degrowth Conference has reached its fourth venue: since Paris 2008 the debate on how to move away from a growth-oriented economy towards a more sustainable society has drawn world-wide attention. The fourth international conference will take place in a country that is considered as the European engine of economic growth. Different traditions of growth critique, such as the concept of a post-growth society stemming from the German-speaking community and the French and Southern European degrowth debate, are invited to a fruitful dialogue. The conference seeks to bring practitioners, activists and scientists together and encompasses various formats for presentations, interaction, workshops, and exchange.
L'Association Internationale des Investisseurs dans l’Économie Sociale, INAISE organisera la Conférence internationale 2014 de la Finance Sociale et Solidaire (jeudi 8 mai) avec une visite de terrain / aller-retour autour du thème "Education et des coopératives» (vendredi 9 mai). Ces événements, auxquels vous êtes cordialement invités, auront lieu, grâce à l'invitation de GLS Bank , Oikocredit et Institute for Social Banking, à Bochum, en Allemagne. Le thème de la conférence est «Mobiliser la finance sociale à l'échelle mondiale – apprendre les uns des autres».
La Commission européenne, associée au Comité économique et social européen (CESE) et à la Ville de Strasbourg, organisera deux jours de conférence interactive sur l’entrepreneuriat social et l’économie sociale à Strasbourg, jeudi 16 et vendredi 17 janvier 2014.
For some centuries, in the North as well in the South, social economy has unfolded in various forms. The institutions of the social economy (cooperatives, mutuals, nonprofit organizations, etc.) have experienced periods of growth and recession, of both success and failure, in the supporting, complementing and/or counteracting roles in relation to the dominant economic model in place. This 4th CIRIEC International Research Conference on the Social Economy aims in particular at discussing the place of social economy in modern society and its current role when facing potentially heavy structural transformations and new regulatory frameworks. Thanks to the more or less permanent dynamic features of this field in society, social economy initiatives and enterprises foster bottom up changes which in turn favour structural changes and in many cases are the agents of change in regulation. This includes for example regulation centred on non-market values, cooperative regulation, next to administrative and competitive regulation.
The ICA global conference for 2013 hosted at the European University of Cyprus aims to bring together the academia and industry in the crucial sector of cooperatives and social economy. We are now in a long period of crisis, financial crisis at the beginning, but economic and social crisis thereafter. This crisis has several aspects and consequences, such as failure of enterprises, unemployment, even risk of failure for countries. We need to examine, therefore, the consequences for the cooperative and social economy entities; how they have behaved so far, which changes took place, and how they will emerge from the crisis.
2012 UN IYC Cyprus Conference ‘Co-operative Enterprises build a better world’, Friday, 28 September 2012 am to Saturday, 29 September 2012. On the occasion of 2012, declared by the UN as the International Year of Cooperatives the Cyprus National Committee for this event invites you to the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives Conference in Cyprus. The Conference, which is organized in cooperation with Cooperatives Europe, will take place at the International Conference Center in Nicosia on the 28th to the 29th of September 2012, during the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Dans une perspective résolument mondiale et interdisciplinaire, cette conférence débattra de l'entreprise sociale et de l'entrepreneuriat social "If Not For Profit, For What? And How?", en confrontant les approches qui se sont développées au cours des deux dernières décennies et dont la diversité va croissant. L'appel à contributions est ouvert jusqu'au 15 février 2013.