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

MC Member

Dr Nadia Di Paola

EMES member

University of Naples "Federico II"

MC Member

Katerina Legnerova

Charles University in Prague

MC Member

Nikica Kusinikova

Association Konekt

MC Member

Nadia Johanisova

Faculty of Social Studies

MC Member

Richard Filcak

Slovak Academy of Sciences

MC Member

Albena Vustova

Center of research and analysis

MC Member

Elisabeth Yoneva

University of National and World Economy

MC Member

Maria Anastasiadis

Institute for Education

Malin Gawell

EMES member

Södertörn University

Dr. Roger Evans

Estonia

MC Member

Dr. Sofia Adam

Heinrich Boell Foundation

MC Member

Rahman Nurkovic

University of Sarajevo

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

Mozaik Foundation

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

Greece

Mando Dimitriadou

Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Netherlands

Julia Wittmayer

Education & Dissemination

Erasmus University

France

Julien Talpin

Education & Dissemination

CERAPS – Cnr

France

Marie-Catherine Henry

Education & Dissemination

Collège d’études mondiales FMSH

France

Patrick Savidian

Education & Dissemination

University of Paris - Créteil

Portugal

Rogerio Roque Amaro

Education & Dissemination

ISCTE – IUL

France

Nicolas Postel

Education & Dissemination

Institut Polanyi France, University of Lille

Belgium

Geoffrey Pleyers

Education & Dissemination

FNRS – Catholic University of Louvain

Austria

Andreas Novy

Education & Dissemination

International Karl Polanyi Society and Vienna University

France

Catherine Neveu

Education & Dissemination

Cnrs – EHESS-Paris

Canada

Margie Mendell

Education & Dissemination

Concordia University

France

Isabelle Hillenkamp

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

Isabelle Hillenkamp, Institut de recherche et de développement

Portugal

Pedro Hespanha

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

University of Coimbra

France

Isabelle Guérin

Education & Dissemination

Institut de recherche et de développement

Brazil

Luiz Inácio Gaiger

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

Universidade Vale do Rio dos Sinos

Brazil

Genauto Carvalho da França Filho

Education & Dissemination

Universidade Federal da Bahia

France

Philippe Eynaud

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

Université Paris I

Spain

Jordi Estivill

Education & Dissemination

University of Barcelona

Portugal

Luciane Lucas dos Santos

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

Centre for Social Studies – University of Coimbra

Ireland

Laurence Cox

Education & Dissemination

National University of Ireland Maynooth

France

Florence Jany Catrice

Education & Dissemination

University de Lille

France

Marion Carrel

Education & Dissemination

University of Lille

France

Loïc Blondiaux

Education & Dissemination

University of La Sorbonne

India

Swati Banerjee

Education & Dissemination

Tata institute of Social Sciences

France

Laetitia Atlani – Duault

Education & Dissemination

Collège d’études mondiales – FMSH

Netherlands

Flor Avelino

Education & Dissemination

Erasmus University

Austria

Ruth Simsa

Education & Dissemination

Vienna University

Spain

Bouchra Tribak

Education & Dissemination

Escuela Doctorado Huelva

Italy

Michaela Giovannini

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

University of Trento

Scotland

Michael Marshall

Education & Dissemination

Glasgow Caledonian University

Hungary

Anna Török

Education & Dissemination

Corvinus University of Budapest

France

Sandra Ramos

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

Université Catholique de Lille

Spain

Maite Legarra

Education & Dissemination

MIK.MU

Spain

Pedro Baena

Education & Dissemination

Universidad Pablo Olabide de SEvilla

Spain

Itziar Gomez

Education & Dissemination

University of Seville

Spain

Noelia Salido-Andres

Education & Dissemination

Unviersity of A coruña

Spain

Esther Haro

Education & Dissemination

University of Valencia

Spain

Victor García

Education & Dissemination

University of Seville

Spain

Pablo Gomez

Education & Dissemination

Universidad de Zaragoza

Spain

Luis Ocaña

Education & Dissemination

Universidad de sevilla

Spain

Tamara Bilbija

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

University Juame I

Spain

Ana Olveira

Education & Dissemination

Universidad Santiago de Compostela

Spain

Isadora Sanchez

Education & Dissemination

Universidad de sevilla

Morocco

Meryem Kabbaj

Education & Dissemination

University of Hassan II

Spain

Andres Morales

Education & Dissemination

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Spain

Katherine Guerrero

Education & Dissemination

University of Valencia

France

Eduardo Pereira

Education & Dissemination

Lille Catholic University

Spain

Aitziber Arregi

Education & Dissemination

Mondragon Unibertsitatea

Brasil

Leandro Pereira Morais

Education & Dissemination

UNESP

Greece

Georgios Chatzichristos

Education & Dissemination

University of Aegean

Spain

Francisco Rincón Roldán

Education & Dissemination

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Hungary

Noèmi Krátki

Education & Dissemination

Corvinus University of Budapest

Spain

Francisco José López-Arceiz

Education & Dissemination

Public University of Navarre

United Kingdom

Beth Patmore

Education & Dissemination

Sheffield Hallam University

Spain

Teresa Savall

Education & Dissemination

University of Valencia

Portugal

Marina Novikova

Education & Dissemination

University Institute of Lisbon

United Kingdom

Catalina Quiroz

Education & Dissemination

York St John University

Lithuania

Audrone Urmanaviciene

Foundations
Education & Dissemination

Mykolas Romeris university

Poland

Magda Bielenia-Grajewska

Education & Dissemination

University of Gdansk

Armenia

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

Portugal

Luísa Cagica Carvalho

Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

Aberta University

United Kingdom

Richard Hull

Eco-systems
Education & Dissemination

University of London

Italy

Laura Corazza

Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

University of Torino

Spain

Carmen Guzmán Alfonso

EMES member
Foundations
Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

University of Sevilla

Spain

Ignacio Bretos

Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

University of Zaragoza

France

Frederik Claeyé

EMES member
Education & Dissemination

Lille Catholic University

Ireland

Gabriela Avram

Foundations
Education & Dissemination

University of Limerick

Kerryn Krige

Eco-systems
Education & Dissemination

International Labour Organization

Romania

Mihai Lisetchi

EMES member
Foundations
Education & Dissemination

West University of Timisoara

Estonia

Katri-Liis Reiman

Eco-systems
Education & Dissemination

Tallinn University

Portugal

Claudia Ribeiro de Almeida

Education & Dissemination

University of the Algarve

Portugal

Inna Paiva

Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

Lisbon University Institute

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

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
Foundations
Industries & Impact
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

Julianna Kiss

EMES member
Industries & Impact
Eco-systems
Education & Dissemination

Corvinus 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:

Country Full name Stakeholder

Europe

Patrizia Bussi

ENSIE

Romania

Diana Chiriacescu

FONSS

Romania

Ancuta Vamesu

RISE Romania

Malta

Rafael Pascual-Leone

Valletta Design Cluster

Malta

Adrian Grima

Inizjamed+C54

Belgium

Natalie Giorgadze

Culture Action Europe

Malta

Mark Gilson

Dosomethinggood.EU

Spain

Felipe Gil

ZEMOS98

Israel

Or Baruch

Tarbut

Portugal

Lino Maia

CNIS

Portugal

Marco Domingues

Animar

Portugal

Rogério Cação

CONFECOOP & FENACERCI

Portugal

Jorge de Sá

CIRIEC Portugal

Portugal

Eduardo Graça

CASES

Portugal

Manuel Machado

Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses

Portugal

Domingos Jorge Ferreira Lopes

POISE

Portugal

Filipe Almeida

Missão Portugal – Inovação Social

Portugal

Miguel Coutinho

Fundação EDP

Portugal

Susana Ramos

EEA Grants

Portugal

Isabel Mota

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Portugal

José Alberto Pitacas

Gabinete de Estudos Sociais e Mutualistas da Associação Mutualista Montepio

Italy

Andrea Trivero

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