24-26 October 2013
4th Ciriec International Conference : Social economy on the move… at the crossroads of structural change and regulation
University of Antwerp, Belgium

To provide a forum of scientific debate, CIRIEC initiated in 2007 a biennial conference in social economy research. Without excluding practitioners or public authorities’ representatives, the conference addresses thus mainly scholars.

The 4th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy (ICOSE) will be organised by CIRIEC-Belgium with the close collaboration of the University of Antwerp on its site on 24-26 October 2013. 10 themes are proposed to articulate the conference topic.

Call for Proposals: April 21th

Proposals should be in English but 3 languages are proposed for long papers and oral presentations:English, French and Spanish


10 themes:

- Theme 1: Policy and ideology of social economy
- Theme 2: Measurement and assessment of the social economy
- Theme 3: Laws on social economy, legal statutes and types of undertaking
- Theme 4: Financing mechanisms, state aid and public policies
- Theme 5: Innovative management
- Theme 6: Governance models
- Theme 7: Network management, partnerships and stakeholders
- Theme 8: Globalization and local anchoring
- Theme 9: Social economy, social inclusion and fight against poverty
- Theme 10: Social innovations, products and services