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.

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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

Malta

Karsten Xuereb

Industries & Impact

University of Malta

Israel

Dov Winer

Industries & Impact

MAKASH

Brazil

Marília Veronese

Industries & Impact

UNISINOS

Malta

Raphael Vella

Industries & Impact

University of Malta

Portugal

Salomé Uribe

Industries & Impact

Oporto University

Portugal

Sofia Sousa

Industries & Impact

University of Porto

Israel

Goor Shelly

Industries & Impact

Tarbut

Portugal

Alix Didier Sarrouy

Industries & Impact

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Spain

Victoria Sánchez

Industries & Impact

University of Barcelona

Austria

Doris Rothauer

Industries & Impact

Bureau for Transfer

Portugal

Raquel Rego

Industries & Impact

RCIES-ISCTE-IUL

Malta

Daniela Quacinella

Industries & Impact

University of Malta

Malta

Margerita Pule

Industries & Impact

Artist

Spain

Susana Pallarés

Industries & Impact

Zaragoza Acompaña

Malta

Greta Muscat

Industries & Impact

Artist/entrepreneur

Israel

Oren Menache

Industries & Impact

Tarbut

UK

Mihaela Lednova

Industries & Impact

Cambridge University

United Kingdom

Aviv Kruglanski

Industries & Impact

University of Hull

Israel

Hadas Goldman

Industries & Impact

Tarbut

Malta

Mario Gerada

Industries & Impact

Social worker/artist

Portugal

Nancy Duxbury

Industries & Impact

CREATOUR.PT

Portugal

Vera Diogo

Industries & Impact

Instituto Politécnico do Porto

Spain

Patrizia Di Monte

Industries & Impact

H2020 gE.CO Living Lab

Portugal

Claudia Carvalho

Industries & Impact

University of Coimbra

Malta

Mary Caruana

Industries & Impact

Educator

Malta

Alfred Caruana

Industries & Impact

Educator

United Kingdom

Sara Calvo

Industries & Impact

University of La Rioja

Malta

Glen Calleja

Industries & Impact

Artist

Portugal

Mércia Britto

Industries & Impact

University of Coimbra

Malta

Sarah Borg

Industries & Impact

Student Youth Studies

Malta

Giuliana Barbaro Sant

Industries & Impact

Valletta Cultural Agency

Malta

Godfrey Baldacchino

Industries & Impact

University of Malta

Portugal

Fiona Eva Bakas

Industries & Impact

University of Coimbra

United Kingdom

Philip Schlesinger

Industries & Impact

University of Glasgow

Belgium

Julie Rijpens

EMES member
Industries & Impact

University of Liege

Portugal

Paula Guerra

EMES member
Industries & Impact

University of Porto

Germany

Adalbert Evers

EMES member
Industries & Impact

Heidelberg University

Malta

Vincent Caruana

EMES member
Industries & Impact

University of Malta

Greece

Maria Ampelidou

Industries & Impact

Agricultural University

Italy

Nadia Di Paola

EMES member
Industries & Impact

University of Naples "Federico II"

Norway

Hilde Svrljuga Sætre

EMES member
Foundations
Industries & Impact

Western Norway University for Applied Sciences

Italy

Benedetta Depieri

EMES member
Industries & Impact
Eco-systems

Politecnico Milano

Germany

Gudrun-Christine Schimpf

Industries & Impact

Universität Heidelberg

Germany

Georg Mildenberger

Industries & Impact

Universität Heidelberg

Germany

Gorgi Krlev

Industries & Impact

University of Heidelberg

Germany

Julia Zillinger

Industries & Impact

Evangelisches Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung e.V

Germany

Lisa Ahles

Industries & Impact

University of Cologne

Equador

Ingrid Ríos Rivera

Industries & Impact

Casa Grande University

Ecuador

María del Carmen Zenck Huerta

Industries & Impact

Casa Grande University

Denmark

Jonas Hedegaard

EMES member
Industries & Impact

Roskilde University

Austria

Yuri Kazepov

Industries & Impact

University of Vienna

Austria

Elisabetta Mocca

Industries & Impact

University of Vienna

United Kingdom

Paola Raffaeli

Industries & Impact

University of Roehampton

United Kingdom

Fatma Ibrahim

Industries & Impact

Glasgow Caledonian University

United Kingdom

Francesca Calo

EMES member
Industries & Impact

Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health

United Kingdom

Marcela Gola Boutros

Industries & Impact

NOVA University of Lisbon

Turkey

Hamdi Tekin

Industries & Impact

Istanbul Arel University

Switzerland

Manfred Perlik

Industries & Impact

University of Bern and Université Grenoble-Alpes

Sweden

Noomi Weinryb

Industries & Impact

Södertörn University

Sweden

Jaakko Turunen

Industries & Impact

Södertörn University BEEGS/CBEES and Uppsala University

Sweden

Klara Öberg

Industries & Impact

Malmö University

Spain

Clara Esparza Mengual

Industries & Impact

Open Cultural Center Barcelona

Slovenia

Jure Gombač

Industries & Impact

Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Slovenia

Asja Pehar Senekovič

Industries & Impact

Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

The Netherlands

Saara Toukolehto

Industries & Impact

University of Groningen

Italy

Miriam Weiss

Industries & Impact

Eurac

Italy

Daniel Spizzo

Industries & Impact

Cramars Società Cooperativa Sociale

Italy

Valentina Patetta

Industries & Impact

Universidad de Deusto

Italy

Andrea Membretti

Industries & Impact

Universita Pavia

Italy

Claudia Lintner

Industries & Impact

Freie Universität Bozen

Italy

Leila Giannetto

Industries & Impact

Instituto Fieri

Italy

Cristina Dalla Torre

Industries & Impact

Eurac

Switzerland

Viviane Cretton

Industries & Impact

University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Italy

Alessandra Corrado

Industries & Impact

University of Calabria

Italy

Francesca Campomori

Industries & Impact

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Italy

Andrea Brighenti

Industries & Impact

University of Trento

Italy

Matteo Bassoli

Industries & Impact

eCampus Online University

Germany

Tobias Weidinger

Industries & Impact

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Germany

Stefan Kordel

Industries & Impact

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Germany

Jennifer Eschweiler

EMES member
Industries & Impact

Third Sector Impact

Italy

Giorgia Trasciani

EMES member
Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

Aix-Marseille University

France

Cristina Del Biaggio

Industries & Impact

Université Grenoble Alpes

Croatia

Emina Bužinkić

Industries & Impact

Center for peace Studies

Belgium

Louise d’Eer

Industries & Impact

University college Odisee

Austria

Ingrid Machold

Industries & Impact

Federal Institute for Less-Favoured and Mountainous Areas

Austria

Marika Gruber

Industries & Impact

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Italy

Paolo Boccagni

Industries & Impact

University of Trento

Ireland

Stephan Köppe

Industries & Impact

University College Dublin

Italy

Andrea Membretti

Industries & Impact

EURAC Research

Spain

Natalia Garrido

Industries & Impact

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Ireland

Shane O’Sullivan

Industries & Impact

Limerick Institute of Technology

Cyprus

Fanos Tekelas

Foundations
Industries & Impact

UCLan Cyprus

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

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)

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
Education & Dissemination

University of Sevilla

Spain

Ignacio Bretos

Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

University of Zaragoza

Belgium

Filip De Beule

EMES member
Industries & Impact

KU Leuven

Poland

Andrzej Klimczuk

EMES member
Foundations
Industries & Impact

Warsaw School of Economics

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

Serbia

Cveta Majtanovic

Industries & Impact

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

Portugal

Inna Paiva

Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

Lisbon University Institute

Germany

Nicole Göler von Ravensburg

EMES member
Foundations
Industries & Impact

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Denmark

Lars Hulgård

EMES member
Industries & Impact

Roskilde University, Denmark

Croatia

Danijel Baturina

EMES member
Industries & Impact

Faculty of Law Zagreb

United Kingdom

Rory Ridley-Duff

EMES member
Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University

Romania

Nicolae Bibu

EMES member
Foundations
Industries & Impact
Education & Dissemination

West University of Timisoara

Hungary

Luca Koltai

Foundations
Industries & Impact

Hétfa Research Institute

Hungary

Julianna Kiss

EMES member
Industries & Impact
Eco-systems
Education & Dissemination

Corvinus University

Hungary

Andrea Toarniczky

Industries & Impact

Corvinus University

Hungary

Áron Török

Industries & Impact

Corvinus University

Hungary

Henriett Primecz

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

Finland

Harri Kostilainen

EMES member
Foundations
Industries & Impact
Eco-systems

Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

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