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

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

Asier Arcos-Alonso

Foundations
Eco-systems

University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU

Norway

Hilde Svrljuga Sætre

EMES member
Foundations
Industries & Impact

Western Norway University for Applied Sciences

Czech Republic

Katerina Legnerova

Foundations

Charles University in Prague

fYR Macedonia

Nikica Kusinikova

Foundations

Association Konekt

Czech Republic

Nadia Johanisova

Foundations

Faculty of Social Studies

Slovakia

Richard Filcak

Foundations

Slovak Academy of Sciences

Slovenia

Eneja Drobez

Foundations

Zavod INRISK

Israel

Bernardo Winer

Foundations

MAKASH

Armenia

Vardan Urutyan

Foundations

International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education

Lithuania

Audrone Urmanaviciene

Foundations
Education & Dissemination

Mykolas Romeris university

Malta

Carmel Theuma

Foundations

Saint Martin's Institute of Higher Education

Estonia

Mervi Raudsaar

Foundations

Faculty of Social Sciences

Slovenia

Tatjana Rakar

Foundations

University of Ljubljana

France

Francesca Petrella

Foundations

University of Aix-Marseille

United Kingdom

Patricia Melo

Foundations

The James Hutton Institute

France

Jean-Louis Laville

Foundations

Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers

Iceland

Omar Kristmundsson

Foundations

School of social sciences

Montenegro

Anto Jankovic

Foundations

Center for Economic Prosperity and Freedom - CEPS

Montenegro

Andjela Jaksic-Stojanovic

Foundations

University Mediterranean

Austria

Waltraud Gspurning

Foundations

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

Lithuania

Egle Butkeviciene

Foundations

Kaunas University of Technology

fyr Macedonia

Marija Bashevska

Foundations

Reactor - Research in Action

Italy

Federica Bandini

Foundations

Bologna University

Albania

Ariola Agolli

Foundations

Partners Albania

Romania

Nicolae Bibu

Foundations

West University of Timisoara

Cyprus

Fanos Tekelas

Foundations
Industries & Impact

UCLan Cyprus

United Kingdom

Simon Teasdale

EMES member
Foundations

Glasgow School for Business and Society

Denmark

Anirudh Agrawal

Foundations
Industries & Impact

Copenhagen Business School

Italy

Simone Poledrini

Foundations
Industries & Impact

University of Perugia

Spain

Francisco Javier Santos Cumplido

Foundations
Industries & Impact

University of Sevilla

Spain

Rosalía Díaz Carrión

Foundations

Universidad de Cádiz

Spain

Carmen Guzmán Alfonso

EMES member
Foundations
Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

University of Sevilla

Ireland

Gabriela Avram

Foundations
Education & Dissemination

University of Limerick

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

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

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

Belgium

Jacques Defourny

EMES member
Foundations

University of Liege

Germany

Melinda Mihály

EMES member
Foundations

Leipzig University

Romania

Carmen Paunescu

Foundations

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Hungary

Luca Koltai

Foundations
Industries & Impact

Hétfa Research Institute

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)

Bosnia

Samira Nuhanovic-Ribic

Foundations

Mozaik Foundation

Austria

Richard Lang

Foundations

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Iceland

Steinunn Hrafnsdottir

EMES member
Foundations

University of Iceland

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:

Country Full name Stakeholder

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