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

Dr Melinda Mihály

EMES member

Leipzig University

Industries & Impact WG leader

Prof Lars Hulgård

EMES member

Roskilde University, Denmark

Industries & Impact WG co-leader

Dr 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

Sweden

Fredrik Björk

Eco-systems

Malmö University

United States

Rasheda Weaver

EMES member
Eco-systems

Iona College

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

Cyprus

George Isaias

Foundations
Eco-systems

SYNTHESIS Center for Research and Education Ltd

Kerryn Krige

Eco-systems
Education & Dissemination

International Labour Organization

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

Romania

Claudia Petrescu

Foundations
Eco-systems

Academy of Science, Research Institute of Quality of Life

Denmark

Jacob Dahl Rendtorff

Foundations
Eco-systems

Roskilde University

Estonia

Katri-Liis Reiman

Eco-systems
Education & Dissemination

Tallinn University

Croatia

Davorka Vidović

Foundations
Eco-systems

University of Zagreb

Latvia

Lāsma Līcīte

Eco-systems

Latvia University of Agriculture

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

Hungary

László Hubai

EMES member
Eco-systems

Eotvos Lorand University

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

Bulgaria

Tsvetelina Marinova

Foundations
Eco-systems

New Bulgarian University

Finland

Harri Kostilainen

EMES member
Foundations
Industries & Impact
Eco-systems

Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

Serbia

Slobodan Cvejic

Foundations
Eco-systems

University of Belgrade

Poland

Bartosz Pielinski

Foundations
Eco-systems

University of Warsaw

Slovakia

Zuzana Polackova

Eco-systems

Slovak Academy of Science

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

Italy

Antonella Torchiaro

Intersos

Italy

Simonetta Jucker

Naga

Italy

Filipo Guerra

Recosol

Italy

Claudia Dauria

CIAC

Italy

Emilia Bitossi

Naga

Italy

Carlo Cominelli

Social Cooperative K-Pax

Denmark

Susanne Westhausen

Kooperationen

Belgium

Víctor Meseguer

Social Economy Europe

Austria

Alexander Kesselring

Ashoka