Challenges in research methods and international comparisons in social enterprise research: Learnings from the 6th EMES summer school

| From the 19 to 22 of June 2018, scholars, professors, 30 PhDs, and early stage researchers gathered near Marseille to discuss methodological issues in Social Enterprise research. Presentations shed light on the nature of social entrepreneurship and social enterprises, social and solidarity economy. One of the topics we found particularly interesting for our own research…

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Möglichkeiten (und Grenzen) von Raumpionieren für Kleinstädte

| Viele ländliche Regionen haben heute mit großen Herausforderungen zu kämpfen. Ein mangelndes Angebot an Arbeitsplätzen und eine schlechter werdende Infrastruktur führen dazu, dass vor allem junge Menschen diese Räume verlassen und in nahe gelegene Großstädte ziehen. Ein Ergebnis sind drastisch schrumpfende Ortschaften mit leerstehenden und maroden Häusern. Entgegen dieser negativen Entwicklungen gibt es auch…

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Spring School at Zeitz, Germany

A “market” of methods and a myriad of possibilities for social enterprises: A rural perspective | From 5-8 June the RurAction consortium has celebrated its first Spring School entitled “Social Enterprises – Troubleshooter of Social Problems?”. The four-day event took place within the inspiring premises of Kloster-Posa (http://www.kloster-posa.de/ ) in Zeitz (Germany). Senior scholars, early stage researchers (ESRs) and…

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Socially innovative solutions for the challenges of rural regions

Winter school at ADCMoura, Portugal | From 30 to and 31 January 2018 our second internal seminar took place in Portugal. ADCMoura and the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE) hosted us in Moura. ADCMoura is a local development company (https://adcmoura.pt) that is active in the area of Baixo Alentejo (Portugal). The region has to deal with different challenges, amongst…

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