WG4 REJIES-COST International PhD Seminar
University of Seville
Social economy and social enterprise research: Keys from an international perspective.
Social economy and social enterprise research, taken into account as approaches that help us to understand the challenges that our societies are facing, and the role that citizens have on them, has increased during recent decades. International and national research projects, publications on different languages, and formal training programs at the university level, has contributed to develop a new generation of researchers. These researchers, that come from several disciplines and using different methodologies, are reformulating the topics and procedures in areas related with social economy and social enterprises. Nevertheless, the precariousness of the opportunities to develop a professional career and the isolation in which this new generation carry out their research, represents challenges that PhD students and young graduates have to face every day in these areas. With this background, we are pleased to announce that CIRIEC’s Network of Young Researchers in Social Economy (REJIES) and the EMES International Research Network through its EMPOWER-SE Action from the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) program, have joined forces to co-organize an International PhD Seminar that will take place on April 4-5 at the University of Seville (Spain). The Seminar is held on the occasion of the V REJIES’ Meeting in Seville, with the aim of connecting different PhD networks such as EMES PhD Network, to foster synergies and international collaborations among the participants. The activities for this REJIES – COST International PhD Seminar will consist of round tables with professionals from the field of social economy and social entreprise with an international perspective; seminars on methodology; and parallel sessions (oral communications and posters) in order to receive feedback from PhD students who also work in the area, as well as from senior researchers.
PhDs and Early Career Researchers (ECI) currently involved in the topics described above are welcome to apply. Around 30 papers will be selected to allow for in-death discussion and networking. Early Career Investigators (ECI) are researchers with PhD plus a maximum of 8 years of experience.
A limited number of grants (contributing to accommodation and travel expenses) are available under the EMPOWER-SE COST Action for PhDs and Early Career Researchers (ECI) with an accepted abstract. If you are interested in applying for this support, please note that in addition to the scientific excellence criterion (evaluation score), abstracts must address the specific objectives described in the proposal description of the EMPOWER-SE COST Action (see Memorandum of Understanding, page 3-4). Moreover, the following specific COST criteria apply: gender balance, ITC origin and ECI stage. If you are interested in being considered for this grant scheme, please indicate so when submitting your abstract. Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) are Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.
- February 14: Call launch
- March 1: Abstract submission deadline
- March 7: Communication of acceptance
- April 4-5: Celebration of the REJIES – COST International PhD Seminar
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- Ignacio Bretos, University of Zaragoza (Spain)
- Millán Diaz Foncea, University of Zaragoza (Spain)
- Michela Giovannini, Centre for Social Estudies. University of Coimbra (Portugal)
- Carmen Guzmán, University of Seville (Spain)
- Iraci Joao, University of Westminster (United Kingdom)
- Maïté Kervyn, Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)
- Julianna Kiss, Corvinus University Budapest (Hungary)
- Maite Legarra, University of Mondragon (Spain)
- Francisco José López, University Public of Navarra (Spain)
- Beth A. Patmore, Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom)
- Eduardo Pereira, Lille Catholic University (Brazil/France)
- Teresa Savall, University of Valencia (Spain)
- Lidia Valiente, University of Cadiz (Spain)
Carmen Guzmán Alfonso
Leandro Pereira Morais
Francisco Rincón Roldán
Francisco José López-Arceiz