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09:00-10:00 - YOUNG SCHOLARS EVENT - Workshop "Publication Strategy"
Trainer: Jos BIJMAN

10:00-12:00 - YOUNG SCHOLARS EVENT - Workshop "Theory U" - Part 1

Consciousness-Based Systems Change: Theory U as a Method to Create Your Own Path
12:00-14:00 Break

14:00-14:30 - OPENING SESSION

Cynthia GIAGNOCAVO, University of Almería, Spain - President of the International Cooperative Alliance, European Committee on Cooperative Research
Jean-Louis BANCEL - Coop FR, France
Maryline FILIPPI - Bordeaux Sciences Agro – INRAE-AgroParisTech, France

14:30-15:45 - Parallel Sessions A

A1 - Workers cooperatives as a tool to promote labour market inclusion for disadvantaged groups - 1
Chair: Francisco Javier Arrieta Idiakez
14:30 - The Basque Model of Social and Labour Inclusion
Ane Echebarria Rubio
GEZKI- University of The Basque Country, Spain
14:55 - The role of social capital and cross-sectoral social partnerships for sustainable social entrepreneurship
Lorea Narvaiza, Cristina Aragon* and Cristina Iturrioz
University of Deusto, Spain
15:20 - Worker cooperatives as a tool to promote labour market inclusion for migrants
Francisco Javier Arrieta Idiakez, Gonzalo Martínez Etxeberria and Josune López Rodríguez*
University of Deusto, Faculty of Law, Spain
A2 - WISEs in the cooperative form in Europe
Chair: Ifigeneia Douvitsa
14:30 - WISEs in the cooperative form in Spain: diversity of legal forms
Amalia Rodríguez González1, María José Senent Vidal2, Soledad Fernández Sahagún1 and Paula De íscar De Rojasa*1
1Universidad de Valladolid, Spain; 2Universitat Jaume I, Spain
14:55 - Social Cooperative as Legal Form of WISE in Polish Law
Dominik Bierecki
Cooperative Research Institute, Poland
15:20 - The fragmentation of legislation on work integration social  enterprises under a cooperative form in Greece
Ifigeneia Douvitsa*1 and Sofia Adam1,2
1Hellenic Open University, Greece; 2Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
A3 - The machinery cooperatives: A singular cooperative mobilized by the farmers to manage the transitions - 1
Chairs: Véronique Lucas, Pierre Gasselin, Simon Cornée
14:30 - The singular development of the farm machinery cooperatives in France
Véronique Lucas
UMR Innovation, France
14:55 - Governance of machinery cooperatives The case of the machinery cooperatives in Québec
Daniel Diakité*1, Annie Royer2, Damien Rousselière3 and Lota D. Tamini2
1University Laval, Québec, Canada; 2University Laval, Québec, Québec, Canada G1V 0A6; 3Institut Agro, UMR SMART-LERECO INRAE, France
15:20 - IFAPA Teachs in agri-food coopertivism
Antonia González, Lidia Lara, Susana Aparicio, Virginia Navarro, Salvador Parra and Carmen García-García*
IFAPA, Spain
A4 - Cooperatives and sustainable innovation in rural areas – 1
Chair: Jos Bijman
14:30 - Attempts to rebuild farmers’ cooperation in CEE countries - some insights from Poland, Slovakia and Czechia
Pavel Kotyza*1, Michał Pietrzak2 and Aleksandra Chlebickab1
1Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic; 2Warsaw University of Life Science-SGGW, Poland
14:55 - Governing sustainable innovations in rural areas: The role of member based organizations
Katrin Martens
Berlin Institute for Co-operative Studies, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany
15:20 - Farmer Cooperatives and climate adaptation: the effects of membership and access to services
Daniel Kangogo*1, Jos Bijman1, Domenico Dentoni2, and Francesco Cecchi1
1Wageningen University, Netherlands; 2Montpellier Business School, University of Montpellier, France
15:45-16:00 - Break

16:00-17:15 - Parallel Sessions B

B1 - Workers cooperatives as a tool to promote labour market inclusion for disadvantaged groups – 2
Chair: Francisco Javier Arrieta Idiakez
16:00 - Sustainable coastline and social inclusion: a Galician perspective
Francisco José Torres Pérez
Department of Private Law, DMT Group, University of Vigo, Spain
16:25 - The Refugees’ socio-economic integration through cooperatives
Anıl Güven YÜKSEL
Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Faculty of Law, Turkey
16:50 - Workers’ cooperatives as an instrument for the inclusion of people of mature age into the labour market
Patricia Prieto Padín
Labour and Social Security Law, University of Deusto, Spain
B2 - Development on Cooperative Law
Chair: Ifigeneia Douvitsa
16:00 - Cooperative law and intangible cultural heritage of Humanity: A general overview
Santosh Kumar Padmanabhan
International Cooperative Alliance, Belgium
16:25 - New trends in the Greek legislation on agricultural cooperatives
Tsinaris Simos1 and Karafolas Simeon*2
1Greek Ministry of Justice, Region of West Macedonia, Greece; 2Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
16:50 - Cooperatives and the commons: The case of water cooperatives in Greece
Ifigeneia Douvitsa
Hellenic Open University, Greece
B3 - The machinery cooperatives: A singular cooperative mobilized by the farmers to manage the transitions - 2
Chairs: Véronique Lucas, Pierre Gasselin, Simon Cornée
16:00 - Governance and performance in cooperatives: The impacts of member heterogeneity
Madeg Le Guernic
University of Rennes, France
16:25 - A growing contribution of the French farm machinery cooperatives to the agroecological transition
Véronique Lucas
UMR Innovation, France
16:50 - Experiencing diversity within French farm machinery cooperatives: member heterogeneity and cooperation
S. Groos1, P. Gasselin*1, N. Hostiou2 and S. Petit3
1Innovation, Univ Montpellier, CIRAD, INRAE, Institut Agro, France; 2Université Clermont Auvergne, INRAE, AgroParisTech, VetAgro Sup, UMR Territoires, France; 3CESAER, AgroSup Dijon, INRAE, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France
B4 - Cooperative Digital solution
Chair: Leonardo Rafael De Souza
16:00 - Are agricultural cooperatives adopting online assemblies?
Celina Martinez Georges* and Silvia Morales de Queiroz Caleman
Management and Business School, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
16:25 - Sustainability and digitalization: The example of German wine cooperatives
B. Richter* and J.H. Hanf
Department  of  Wine  and  Beverage Business,  Hochschule  Geisenheim  University, Germany
16:50 - From cooperatives to e-cooperatives at the era of a new homo cooperativus
F. Faraco Cebrian and L. R. de Souza*
PPGD, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná/ PUCPR, Brazil
17:15-17:30 - Break


"Award of Recognition for extraordinary support for contributions to European Cooperative Scholarship"

Prof. Carlo BORZAGA, University of Trento, President Euricse (www.euricse.eu)

Carlo Borgaza is a graduate in Social Sciences and specialized in Economics. Full professor of Economic Policy at the University of Trento, Faculty of Economics since 2001. From 2002 to 2003 chairperson of the Evaluation Committee of the University of Trento and from 2003 to 2006 Dean of the Faculty of Economics. From 1996 to 2009 chaired and coordinated ISSAN (Research Institute on Nonprofit Enterprises). At present, he chairs Euricse and the master programme on Management of Social Enterprises (GIS) at the University of Trento. He is a founding member of the network EMES and member of the board of IRIS Network (network of the Italian research centres on social enterprises). He is co-editor in chief of the Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD), editor of the journal Impresa Sociale and member of the scientific committees of several journals, among them Economia e Lavoro, Revue des études coopératives mutualistes et associatives, Social Enterprise Journal. He has collaborated with several national institutions (Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Family and Social Solidarity, ISFOL, ISTAT, Fondazione per il Volontariato, Provincia

Rewarded by Cynthia GIAGNOCAVO, University of Almería, Spain - President of the International Cooperative Alliance, European Committee on Cooperative Research


18:00-18:15 - PERSPECTIVES

With Dr. Simel ESIM and Jean-Louis BANCEL (President Cooperatives Europe)

Simel Esim (PhD) is a political economist, with more than 30 years of experience in social and economic development. Since 2012, heads the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit. Between 2004 and 2012 she was at the ILO’s Regional Office for Arab States as Senior Specialist. She has policy advocacy, research, capacity building and program management skills. She works on cooperative and social and solidarity economy development, informal employment and women’s economic empowerment issues. She holds an MA in International Economics and Middle East Studies and a Ph.D. in economics. She speaks Turkish and English, with working knowledge of Italian and Arabic.



18:15-20:15 - YOUNG SCHOLARS EVENT - Workshop "Theory U" - Part 2

Consciousness-Based Systems Change: Theory U as a Method to Create Your Own Path

18:15-19:00 - NETWORKING




10:00-11:00 - ROUND TABLE COOP EUROPE: Cooperative solutions

Introduction: Jean-Louis BANCEL

President Cooperatives Europe

Participants Moderator
Director of Kooperationen
President of Eurocoop
Umberto Di PASQUO
Senior policy advisor Copa-Cogeca
Project manager in development and innovation
Director of Cooperatives Europe

The round table will take place in English 

11:00-11:15 - Break

11:15-12:30 - ROUND TABLE: Centenary of the RECMA

100 years in the service of research in Social Economy.
This round table is dedicated to Journals specialized in publishing work related to the social economy in order to understand how they approach social research and how they conciliate academia and society.

Published by the RECMA association, the Recma is a Journal that disseminates works on cooperation and the social economy. Founded in 1921 by Charles Gide and Bernard Lavergne, the Revue des études coopératives became in 1986 the Revue des études coopératives, mutualistes et associatives (Recma), then the Revue internationale de l'économie sociale. Its function is to promote and disseminate studies and research in the social, economic and legal sciences on social economy organizations in France, Europe and the world. http://recma.org/actualite/2021-la-recma-celebre-son-centenaire



Caroline NAETT
Coop FR, France
Maryline FILIPPI
Bordeaux Sciences Agro, Inrae-AgroParisTech
Jean-François DRAPERI
& Moderator
University of Valencia, Spain
University of Helsinki, Finland
Founding member and co-editor of the International Journal of Cooperative Law
Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Roskilde University, Denmark
Founding member and co-editor of the International Journal of Cooperative Law
Annals of the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy
+ CIRIEC, Revista de Economica Publica, Social y Cooperativa
International Journal of Cooperative Law Journal of Cooperative Studies

This round table will take place in French with simultaneous translation in English. The attendance requires online registration for a specific access toward an another tool. Please complete this form: https://forms.gle/xvwy1C9Li9gtomdVA

12:30-14:00 - Break

14:00-15:15 - Parallel Sessions C

C1 - Cooperative communities for transition
Chair: Stefano Corsi
14:00 - Success or defeat? Results of polish co-operatives transition
Zofia Chyra–Rolicz
Department of Humanities, Institute of history, Siedlce University of natural sciences and humanities, Poland
14:25 - Entrepreneurship and collective actions in worker-recovered enterprises: A critical assessment
Marco Lomuscio
Doctoral School of Social Sciences, University of Trento - University of Florence, Italy
14:50 - Innovative models of community based cooperatives and their contribution tothe water-energy-food nexus
Stefano Corsi*1, Maryline Filippi2 and Julie Lequin3
1University of Milan, Italy; 2BSA - INRAE AgroParisTech, UMR SAD_APT, France; 3Saluterre, France
C2 - Internal Governance of Agricultural Cooperatives - 1
Chair: Constantine Iliopoulos
14:00 - Training cooperative Boards of Directors at GICL: What have we learned about cooperative governance?
Michael L. Cook
Division of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri, USA
14:25 - Modelling Cooperative Governance:What have we learned about Boards of Directors?
George W.J. Hendrikse
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands
14:50 - Internal governance of cooperatives: Is a Board of Directors always necessary?
C. Iliopoulos*1,3, R. Värnik2, T. Kiisk2, G. Varthalamis3 and L. Sinnott2
1Agricultural Economics Research Institute (AGRERI), Greece; 2Institute of Economics and Social Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia; 3Co-opAbility Institute, Greece
C3 - Climat change and environmental challenges
Chair: Jeffrey Moxom
14:00 - Biodiversity and organic production in the cooperatives’sustainability report-ing and financial statements
Minna Suutari
Aalto University School of Business, Finland
14:25 - The evolution of electric cooperatives in Spain and their ability to adapt
I.G. Fajardo-García
IUDESCOOP, Universitat de València, Spain
14:50 - Environment and the ICA-EU Partnership : links between cooperatives and climate action with a global thematic research on environment
J. Moxom*1, J. Emerson2
1International Development, International Cooperative Alliance, Belgium; 2International Development, Cooperatives Europe, Belgium
15:15-15:30 - Break

15:30-16:45 - Parallel Sessions D

D1 - Lost in transition: The cooperative solution? - 1
Chairs: Nadine Richez-Battesti, Eric Bidet (co-presidents of the ADDES)
15:30 - How to prevent unfair digitalization of a travel platform? Cross analysis of the strategies of two solidarity initiatives
Philippe Eynaud1, Corinne Vercher-Chaptal2 and Prosper Wanner*3
1Sorbonne Business School, Université Paris 1, France; 2UniversitéSorbonne-Paris Nord, CEPN, France; 3Université Paris Diderot, France
15:55 - The Spanish Worker-Owned Company in the Digital Era. The Corporate Website as a Transition Tool
Luz Sánchez-García
University of Murcia, Spain
16:20 - Which place for cooperatives in the share economy ? The case of French cooperative law and its ambivalent relationships with platforms
David Hiez
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
D2 - Internal Governance of Agricultural Cooperatives - 2
Chair: Constantine Iliopoulos
15:30 - The Impact of Members’ Preferences & Attitudes on Member - owned Firm’s and Cooperative’s Performance
Nikos Kalogeras*1, Joost M.E. Pennings1 and Theo Benos2
1CORMEC- Wageningen University & Research, CORMEC - Marketing & Consumer Behaviour Group, Netherlands; 2Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Sustainable International Business (SIB) Research Centre, Netherlands
15:55 - Governance and good practices, what have we learned about coop groups?
Maryline Filippi
Bordeaux Sciences Agro - INRAE AgroParisTech, UMR SAD_APT, France
16:20 - Potential Value Drivers of Financial Strategies for Brazilian Agricultural Co-operative
Anelise Krauspenhar Pinto Figari*1, Paola Richter Londero2 and Fabiano Guasti Lima3
1Federal University of Paraná, Brazil; 2Faculty of Cooperative Technology, Brazil; 3University of Sao Paulo, FEA-RP, Brazil
D3 - Cooperative Identity - 1
Chair: Emile G. Nadeau
15:30 - Membership growth and cooperative life cycle: evidence from Brazilian credit unions
Bruno Canassa, Flávia Zancan* and Davi Costa
School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil
15:55 - Associationism at the root of the ’dual nature’ in co- operatives
Sonja Novkovic*1, Anu Puusa2 and Karen Miner1
1Saint Mary’s University, Canada; 2University of Eastern Finland, Finland
16:20 - Recommendations for strengthening the domestic and international research and development activities of the European cooperative community
Emile G. Nadeau
The Cooperative Society Project, USA
D4 - Agriculture and Cooperative performance
Chair: Carole Maurel
15:30 - Co-operation in the European agrifood-economy:  Literature review
G. G. Szabó*1 and A. Jámbor2
1Social Research Department, Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI), Hungary; 2Department of Agribusiness, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
15:55 - How competitive are cooperatives at marketing their wines? A comparison of models using hedonic price analysis
R. Hansen* and S. Hess
Department of Agricultural Markets, University of Hohenheim, Germany
16:20 - The effect of a crisis context on French wine exports: Comparison of independent wineries and wine cooperatives
Foued Cheriet*1, Carole Maurel2 and Hervé Hannin3
1UMR 1110 MOISA-Institut Agro Montpellier, France; 2MRM-University of Montpellier, Montpellier Business School, France; 3UMR MOISA-IHEV Institut Agro Montpellier, France
16:45-17:00 - Break

17:00-18:00 - KEYNOTE 1

"Coping through cooperation? The Cooperatives in and after crises, in past and present"


Erasmus University, Netherlands

Discussant: Benjamin CORIAT
Economist, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Paris XIII / Member of the Board of Directors of the collective "Les Economistes Atterrés"

18:00-18:15 - TRIBUTE to Prof. Johnston BIRCHALL

By Richard SIMMONS
Director, Doctorate in Applied Social Research / Director MSc Social Enterprise /Co-Director, Mutuality Research Programme
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling, United Kingdom




9:00-10:15 - Parallel Sessions E

E1 - Lost in transition: The cooperative solution? - 2
Chairs: Nadine Richez-Battesti, Eric Bidet (co-presidents of the ADDES)
09:00 - Intercooperation and ecology: the case of Queyras
Jean-François Draperi
09:25 - The social innovation ecosystems of cooperative enterprises, a lever towards social and ecological transition?
Justine Ballon1 and Sylvain Celle*2
1Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société de l’Université, France; 2Université de Lille, UMR 8019 - CLERSE, France
09:50 - The environmental benefits of grassroots cooperatives in agriculture
Simon Cornée*1, Damien Rousselière2 and Véronique Thelen3
1Université de Rennes 1, CREM UMR CNRS 6211, France; 2CERMi, Faculté des Sciences Economiques, France; 3Institut Agro, UMR SMART-LERECO INRAE, France
E2 - Sustainability and value chains
Chair: Cynthia Giagnocavo
09:00 - How agricultural cooperatives in New Zealand are responding to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and sustainability
Kasanita Ofa and S. Elena Garnevska*
School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, New Zealand
09:25 - Exploring effects of agricultural cooperatives on the sustainability of value chains: a review of literature
A. Mechri*, A. Malvido and M. Hanisch
Berlin Institute of Co-operative Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany & Centre for Rural Development, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
09:50 - From a market dominant logic to collective cooperation as a coordination mechanism to address economic, social and environmental challenges in agriculture
Laura Piedra-Muñoz, Cynthia Giagnocavo*, Sepide Mehrabi and Juan-Carlos Pérez-Mesa
University of Almería, Spain
E3 - Cooperative performance and Social Inclusion
Chair: Gospel Iyioku
09:00 - The drivers of farmers’ commitment in food hub cooperatives: Economic, subjective and operational variables and their relative importance
S. Bavec*1,2, M. Bouroullec-Machado2, K. Chaib2, E. Raynaud1 and E. Rouviere1
1Université Paris Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech, UMR SADAPT, France; 2Université de Toulouse, INP-PURPAN, France
09:25 - Cooperatives and social inclusion: A case of an Indian dairy cooperative
Shyam Singh
Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), India
09:50 - Access to input subsidies through cooperatives: Does it improve the economic performance of smallholder cooperative members in the Western province of Zambia?
G. Iyioku* and J. Hejkrlík
Department of Economics and Development, Czech University of Lifesciences Prague, Czech Republic
E4 - Drivers and effects of innovations and sustainability approaches in agricultural co-ops
Chair: Louis-Antoine Saïsset
09:00 - Environmental standards and financial performance of agricultural co-ops: The influence of ISO 14001 on Spanish olive oil co-op performance
R. Carrillo-Labella*1, F. Fort2, L.A. Saïsset2  and M. Parras-Rosa1
1Business Administration, University of Jaen, Spain; 2UMR MOISA, Institute Agri, France
09:25 - Articulation of sustainability issues in the agricultural value chains -Contributions of cooperatives in the Tunisia-France date value chain
H. Abdessadok1, Y. Boughzala1, M. Kessari*2 and M. Marais3
1ISG, Tunisie; 2MOISA, CIHEAM-IAMM, CIRAD, INRAE, Institut Agro, Univ Montpellier, France; 3Montpellier Business School, MRM, France
09:50 - Governance, innovation and sustainability:  an exploratory study on French wine co-ops 
Louis-Antoine SAÏSSET*, Iciar PAVEZ and Leïla TEMRI
MoISA, Univ  Montpellier, CIRAD, CIHEAM-IAMM, INRAE, Institut Agro, IRD, France
10:15-10:30 - Break

10:30-11:45 - Parallel Sessions F

F1 - Doing research with cooperatives: what methodologies? what postures? what relationships?
Chair: Amélie Artis
10:30 - To be a researcher and a cooperator: the stakes of a posture committed to the production of scientific and actionable knowledge
Amélie Artis*1, Justine Ballon2 and Marius Chevallier3
1Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Sciences Po Grenoble, PACTE; 2Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société, Université de Poitiers, LADYSS, France; 3Université de Limoges, CNRS, GEOLAB, France
10:55 - How useful is research on cooperatives? Reflection based on 3 double-cap situations
Marius Chevallier*¹, Camille Noûs²
1UMR Université de Limoges, CNRS, GEOLAB - Laboratoire de géographie physique et environnementale, France; 2Laboratoire Cogitamus
11:20  - An experience of integral participatory action-research with cooperatives: A scientific approach engaged in a process of social transformation
Justine Ballon
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société de l’Université de Poitiers & LADYSS, France
F2 - Cooperatives and sustainable innovation in rural areas - 2
Chair: Jos Bijman
10:30 - Impact of active participation in cooperatives on the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in Western part of Zambia
Ebenezer Donkor*, Jiri Hejkrlik and Tomas Ratinger
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
10:55 - Are Ostrom’s institutional design principles applicable beyond the commons? The case of agricultural marketing cooperatives
A.Wolff1, J. Bijman2 and M. Hanisch*1
1Cooperative Sciences Group, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany; 2Business, Management & Organisation Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
11:20 - Cooperatives and the transition towards sustainable agriculture: a new membership contract?
J. Bijman
Business Management & Organisation, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
F3 - Governance workers
Chair: Ignacio Bretos
10:30 - Growth trajectories of labor-managed firms. A comparative analysis on French data
T. Mirabel
EconomiX, University of Paris Nanterre, France
10:55 - Social solidarity cooperatives as a paradigm in the cooperative sector of work integration social enterprises in Portugal. A case study
Deolinda Meira*1, Ana Luísa Martinho2
1CEOS.PP, ISCAP, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal; 2University  of  Valencia, Spain
11:20 - Institutions, power relations, and interests in a multinational worker co-operative: A critical management approach
Ignacio Bretos*1, Anjel Errasti2 and Aurélie Soetens3
1Department of Business Organisation and Management, University of Zaragoza, Spain; 2Institute of Cooperative Law and Social Economy, University of the Basque Country, Spain; 3HEC Liège Management School, University of Liège, Belgium
F4 - Cooperative identity - 2
Chair: Morris Altman
10:30 - Young people and cooperatives: A perfect match? Results of the ICA-EU Partnership global thematic research on young people and cooperatives
J. Moxom*1, J. Emerson2, and contributing authors3
1International Development, International Cooperative Alliance, Belgium; 2International Development, Cooperatives Europe, Belgium; 3S. Singh, ICA Asia-Pacific, India / M. Khabenje, ICA-Africa, Kenya / C. Enrique Gonzàlez Blanco Cooperatives of the Americas, Costa Rica / A. Benson, Co-operative College, UK / S. Alldred, Co-operative College, UK
10:55 - The trust crisis of Covid-19 - the Cooperative opportunity
Yifat Solel
Haifa University law School, Israel
11:20 - Co-operatives meeting the competitive challenge: Networking, nurturing the co-operative identity, and good governance
Morris Altman
Behavioural and Institutional Economics & Co-Operatives, School of Business, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
11:45-13:30 - Break

13:30-14:20 - Parallel Sessions G

G1 - Corporate Governance
Chair: Olive McCarthy
13:30 - Improving the internal governance of worker cooperatives with action science: A tentative success
Orestis Varkarolis
Nottingham Trent University, UK
13:55 - Remunerating credit union directors in Ireland: perspectives from within
Olive McCarthy
Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork, Irelan
G2-Digital and cooperative Law
Chair: Deolinda Meira
13:30 - Tools for harmonization of cooperative law
Rosalía Alfonso-Sánchez
Faculty of Law, University of Murcia, Spain
13:55 - Digital  transition  and  cooperative  law.  Some  questions  about virtual  general assemblies
Deolinda Meira
CEOS.PP, ISCAP, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
G3 - Sustainable territorial development
Chair: Martine Vézina
13:30 - Spatial and regional development as a component of sustainable cooperative business models
P. Thimm*, J. Moldenhauer, S. Micken and J. Blome-Drees
Department for Cooperative Research; Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology; Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences; University of Cologne; Germany
13:55 - When merging reinforces territory :  Lessons from a French Co-op Bank
Amélie Artis1 and Martine Vézina*2
1Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Science Po Grenoble, PACTE, France; 2HEC Montréal, CRISES, Canada
G4 - Social inclusion and sustainability
Chair: Lakshmi A. J.
13:30 - Investigating the non-financial reporting practices of co-operative managed enterprises
K. Fouché and M. Uys*
Departement of Auditing, University of Pretoria, South Africa
13:55 - Cooperatives: An inclusive, resilient, altruistic social enterprise
Lakshmi A. J.*1 and G. Raju2
1Department of Commerce, Sree Narayana College, University of Kerala, India; 2Department of Commerce School of Business Management and Legal Studies, University of Kerala, India
14:20-14:30 - Break

14:30-15:30 - KEYNOTE 2

"Sustainable territorial development, cooperation matters"

Prof. André TORRE

Inrae, France

Discussant: Jos BIJMAN

Wageningen University, Netherlands


Prof. Roger SPEAR

is Emeritus Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Member of Ciriec Scientific Committee, and founder member and ex-vice-president of EMES research network on social enterprise. He taught innovation, organisational systems and research methods at the Open University. He is currently guest professor in the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Roskilde University (Copenhagen, Denmark), contributing to International Masters in Social Entrepreneurship, specialising in measuring social impact.


15:45-16:00 - CLOSING SESSION

Gilles TRYSTAM, Director of AgroParisTech, France
Jérôme SADDIER, president of ESS France and vice-president of Social Economy Europe, France
Ifigeneia DOUVISTA, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Maryline FILIPPI, Bordeaux Sciences Agro, Inrae-AgroParisTech