About EMPOWER-SE

Action number: CA16206
Duration: November 2017 – November 2021
The main aim is to overcome existing knowledge and geographic fragmentation regarding social enterprises (SE) and empowering the next generation of SE scholars while foresting evidence-based policy and interaction with stakeholders.

Contact us:
+35 (0) 4 366 227 51
empowerse@emes.net

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PARTICIPATE

A total of 45 countries are now formally part of EMPOWER-SE

Main Action Roles

Action Chair

Prof Marthe Nyssens

EMES member

Catholic University of Louvain

Action Vice Chair

Dr Sílvia Ferreira

EMES member

University of Coimbra

Foundations WG leader

Prof Jacques Defourny

EMES member

University of Liege

Foundations WG co-leader

Ms Melinda Mihály

EMES member

Leipzig University

Industries & Impact WG leader

Dr Lars Hulgård

EMES member

Roskilde University, Denmark

Industries & Impact WG co-leader

Mr Danijel Baturina

EMES member

Faculty of Law Zagreb

Eco-systems WG leader

Dr Giulia Galera

EMES member

European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises, Italy

Eco-systems WG co-leader

Prof Mihaela Lambru

EMES member

University of Bucharest

Education & Dissemination WG leader

Prof Rory Ridley-Duff

EMES member

Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University

Education & Dissemination WG co-leader

Dr Anna Ciepielewska-Kowalik

EMES member

Institute of Political Studies the Polish Academy of Sciences

Short-Term Scientific Missions Coordinator

Dr Mary O'Shaughnessy

EMES member

University College Cork, Ireland

Communication officer and Scientific Representative

Dr Rocío Nogales

EMES member

EMES International Research Network

Communication officer and Scientific Representative

Thomas Pongo

EMES member

EMES International Research Network

Participation

There are different ways to participate: as member of the Management Committee (up to 2 main representatives and 4 substitutes per country) or participating in the WG, activities and events organized as part of the Action.
Researchers must associate themselves with one (maximum two) Working Groups and contribute to the achievement of the WG objectives.

Join working groups
Country Full name Working Group Institution / Organization

United States

Anna Noelle Nordstrom

UCLA

Ireland

Stephan Köppe

Industries & Impact

University College Dublin

Italy

Andrea Membretti

EURAC Research

Spain

Natalia Garrido

Industries & Impact

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Sweden

Fredrik Björk

Eco-systems

Malmö University

Ireland

Shane O’Sullivan

Industries & Impact

Limerick Institute of Technology

Slovakia

Ivana Setnicka

Faculty of National Economy

Poland

Magda Bielenia-Grajewska

Education & Dissemination

University of Gdansk

Cyprus

Fanos Tekelas

Foundations
Industries & Impact

UCLan Cyprus

United Kingdom

Simon Teasdale

EMES member
Foundations

Glasgow School for Business and Society

United States

Rasheda Weaver

EMES member
Eco-systems

Iona College

Margarita Muradyan

Education & Dissemination

Center for Innovation Promotion and Research and American University of Armenia

Armenia

Mary Boghosian

Education & Dissemination

Center for Innovation Promotion and Research and American University of Armenia

Italy

Farah Al Taji

Education & Dissemination

Polytechnic University of Milan

Hungary

Natasha Gjorevska

Industries & Impact

Corvinus University

Denmark

Anirudh Agrawal

Foundations
Industries & Impact

Copenhagen Business School

Italy

Simone Poledrini

Foundations
Industries & Impact

University of Perugia

Portugal

Luísa Cagica Carvalho

Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

Aberta University

Spain

Francisco Javier Santos Cumplido

Foundations
Industries & Impact

University of Sevilla

Spain

Rosalía Díaz Carrión

Foundations

Universidad de Cádiz

United Kingdom

Paola Raffaelli

Industries & Impact

University of Roehampton

United States

Elizabeth A. Searing

EMES member
Industries & Impact
Eco-systems

University at Albany (State University of New York)

United Kingdom

Richard Hull

Eco-systems
Education & Dissemination

University of London

James Henderson

Eco-systems

Edinburgh University

Italy

Laura Corazza

Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

University of Torino

Bulgaria

Konstantin Stoyanov

Industries & Impact

Trakia University

Spain

Carmen Guzmán Alfonso

EMES member
Foundations
Industries & Impact

University of Sevilla

Spain

Ignacio Bretos

Industries & Impact

University of Zaragoza

France

Frederik Claeyé

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

Lille Catholic University

Italy

Simone Terzani

University of Perugia

Ireland

Gabriela Avram

Foundations
Education & Dissemination

University of Limerick

Belgium

Filip De Beule

EMES member
Industries & Impact

KU Leuven

Poland

Andrzej Klimczuk

EMES member
Foundations
Industries & Impact

Warsaw School of Economics

Cyprus

George Isaias

Foundations
Eco-systems

SYNTHESIS Center for Research and Education Ltd

Kerryn Krige

Eco-systems
Education & Dissemination

International Labour Organization

Norway

Jill Merethe Loga

Western Norway University of Applied Science

Serbia

Marija Babovic

Industries & Impact
Eco-systems

SeConS - Development Initiative Group

Turkey

Murat Mercan

Industries & Impact
Eco-systems

Gebze Technical University

Greece

Konstantina Zoehrer

Industries & Impact
Eco-systems

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Macedonia

Sanja Gjorgievska

Industries & Impact

Digital Finance International

Russia

Yury Blagov

EMES member
Foundations

St. Petersburg University

Romania

Claudia Petrescu

Foundations
Eco-systems

Academy of Science, Research Institute of Quality of Life

Romania

Mihai Lisetchi

EMES member
Foundations
Education & Dissemination

West University of Timisoara

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Rahman Nurkovic

Foundations

University of Sarajevo

Switzerland

Philipp Erpf

Foundations

Institute for Research on Management of Associations, Foundations and Co-operatives (VMI)

Denmark

Jacob Dahl Rendtorff

Foundations
Eco-systems

Roskilde University

Estonia

Katri-Liis Reiman

Eco-systems
Education & Dissemination

Tallinn University

Serbia

Cveta Majtanovic

Industries & Impact

University of Novi Sad, Serbia and University of Trento, Italy

Portugal

Claudia Ribeiro de Almeida

Education & Dissemination

University of the Algarve

Portugal

Inna Paiva

Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

Lisbon University Institute

Croatia

Davorka Vidović

Foundations
Eco-systems

University of Zagreb

Germany

Nicole Göler von Ravensburg

EMES member
Foundations
Industries & Impact

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Albania

Klotilda Tavani

Foundations

Partners Albania

Latvia

Lāsma Līcīte

Eco-systems

Latvia University of Agriculture

Belgium

Jacques Defourny

EMES member
Foundations

University of Liege

Germany

Melinda Mihály

EMES member
Foundations

Leipzig University

Denmark

Lars Hulgård

EMES member
Industries & Impact

Roskilde University, Denmark

Croatia

Danijel Baturina

EMES member
Industries & Impact

Faculty of Law Zagreb

Italy

Giulia Galera

EMES member
Eco-systems

European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises, Italy

Romania

Mihaela Lambru

EMES member
Eco-systems

University of Bucharest

United Kingdom

Rory Ridley-Duff

EMES member
Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University

Poland

Anna Ciepielewska-Kowalik

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

Institute of Political Studies the Polish Academy of Sciences

Ireland

Mary O'Shaughnessy

EMES member

University College Cork, Ireland

Belgium

Rocío Nogales

EMES member

EMES International Research Network

Belgium

Thomas Pongo

EMES member

EMES International Research Network

Romania

Carmen Paunescu

Foundations

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Hungary

György Pataki

Education & Dissemination

Corvinus University

Hungary

Réka Matolay

Education & Dissemination

Corvinus University

Norway

Lars Kobro

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

University Collage of Southeast-Norway

Israel

Benjamin Gidron

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

College of Management Academic Studies

Romania

Nicolae Bibu

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

West University of Timisoara

Spain

Millán Díaz-Foncea

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

Netherlands

Taco Brandsen

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

Radboud University Nijmegen

Hungary

László Hubai

EMES member
Eco-systems

Eotvos Lorand University

Hungary

Luca Koltai

Foundations
Industries & Impact

Hétfa Research Institute

Poland

Monika Klimowicz

EMES member
Eco-systems

United Kingdom

Sarah Evans

Eco-systems

Wrexham Glyndwr University

Hungary

Julianna Kiss

EMES member
Industries & Impact
Eco-systems

Corvinus University

Denmark

Linda Andersen

EMES member
Eco-systems

Roskilde University

Norway

Bernard Enjolras

EMES member
Eco-systems

Institutt for samfunnsforskning

Hungary

Andrea Toarniczky

Industries & Impact

Corvinus University

Hungary

Henriett Primecz

Industries & Impact

Corvinus University

Hungary

Áron Török

Industries & Impact

Corvinus University

Hungary

Ágnes Neulinger

Industries & Impact

Corvinus University

Hungary

Irma Agárdi

Industries & Impact

Corvinus University

Spain

Marta Solórzano

EMES member
Industries & Impact

UNED

Greece

Panagiota Sergaki

Industries & Impact

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Hungary

Sándor Takács

Foundations

Corvinus University

Russia

Yulia Aray

EMES member
Foundations

Bulgaria

Tsvetelina Marinova

Foundations
Eco-systems

New Bulgarian University

Germany

Anael Labigne

Foundations

Stifterverband ZiviZ im Stifterverband

Netherlands

Philip Karré

EMES member
Foundations

Inholland University of Applied Sciences

Finland

Harri Kostilainen

EMES member
Foundations
Industries & Impact
Eco-systems

Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

Malta

Angie Mifsud

Foundations

University of Malta

Latvia

Henrijs Kalkis

Foundations

Riga Stradins University

Serbia

Slobodan Cvejic

Foundations
Eco-systems

University of Belgrade

Poland

Bartosz Pielinski

Foundations
Eco-systems

University of Warsaw

Switzerland

Michael Gonin

EMES member
Foundations

Verbands-Management Institute (VMI)

Austria

Richard Lang

Foundations

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Bosnia

Samira Nuhanovic-Ribic

Foundations

Mozaik Foundation

Iceland

Steinunn Hrafnsdottir

EMES member
Foundations

University of Iceland

Slovakia

Zuzana Polackova

Eco-systems

Slovak Academy of Science

Georgia

Maia Giorbelidze

Foundations

Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Key stakeholders

Key SE stakeholders (practitioners and policy makers) are increasingly seeking reliable knowledge from the scientific community to improve their understanding of SEs. Therefore, if we want to advance knowledge and to develop evidence-based policy for fostering a sustainable SE eco-system, there is an urgent need to engage a pluri-disciplinary dialogue to grasp the challenges and opportunities presented by the SE field. It is also imperative to link research efforts to the vast diversity of empirical developments in the SE field to achieve this and activate, train and facilitate networking opportunities for researchers, while connecting them with a diversity of SE stakeholders.

Two leading stakeholders, Social Economy Europe and Ashoka, have joined EMPOWER-SE with a view on participating in some of the initiatives of the Action. Other stakeholder representatives will have a chance to participate in the local stakeholder talks in parallel to all major events of the Action. We will keep a list of participating stakeholders per country, which will be updated periodically:

Filter by country
Country Full name Stakeholder

Denmark

Susanne Westhausen

Kooperationen

Belgium

Víctor Meseguer

Social Economy Europe

Austria

Alexander Kesselring

Ashoka