POSTPONED | COST co-organized International Training School 2020

Jun 29 - Jul 02, 2020

University College Cork


Important notice

This training school has been postponed due to the recent measures taken in response to concerns over the COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience and will publish the new dates as soon as they are confirmed.


After five successful editions of the EMES PhD Summer Schools, at University of Corsica (France) in 2008; Roskilde University (Denmark) in 2010; the University of Trento (Italy) in 2012; the West University of Timișoara (Romania) in 2014; the Glasgow Caledonian University, in partnership with the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health (GCU-YC) in Glasgow (UK) in 2016, the launch of the Empower-SE COST Action enabled the 6th edition to take the form of a co-organised COST training school jointly run by LEST, the CNRS and the University of Aix-Marseille in 2018. Some 200 students and 100 researchers from over 37 countries have participated in these unique learning events. The seventh edition will be held at University College Cork from 29th June to 3rd July 2020.

PhDs constitute a central part of EMES as shown by the special membership category for PhD students and the seat reserved for PhD students in the EMES Board of Directors. Moreover, work continues to be conducted jointly resulting in outputs like: the publication of a PhD Reader; the launching of an EMES PhD Student Network in 2008 and the EMES Alumni Network in 2015; the creation of the dedicated EMES Junior Experts Blog (EJEB) in 2011; and the creation of an active Facebook group.

Social enterprises, often characterised by strong local involvement with an ability to combine different goals and resources, are increasingly viewed as an expression of collective social entrepreneurship with the capacity to contribute to sustainable regional and rural development.

In this context, the Empower-SE COST Action, EMES and CUBS, UCC jointly organise the 7th EMES Training School aimed at researchers and PhD students who conduct research in the wide “SE fields” and wish to strengthen their theoretical and methodological background. SE fields refer to social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social economy and solidarity economy as well as social innovation.

PhD students coming from different disciplinary backgrounds (such as sociology, management, economics, political sciences, law, anthropology, geography, and so on) whose research projects are connected to this field are welcome to apply for this training school.


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Training school hashtag: # 7EMEStrainingschool