Prof. Tine De Moor holds a PhD in History from Ghent University (2003) and a postgraduate in Environmental Sciences at the University of Antwerp (1999). Since September 2021 she holds a chair as Professor of Social Enterprise & Institutions for Collective Action at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University. As a scientist, she wants to be at the heart of society, focus on important social themes, and enter the dialogue with citizens, governments, and companies. Issues that have been studied by her current and past research teams are the many energy and care cooperatives that have developed over the past decennia, the initiatives of citizens involved in short chain food supply, the formation of platform cooperatives and the renewal of the mutual as a form of insurance for the self-employed. Taking a long-term perspective, prof. De Moor’s research is aimed at understanding the function and impact of the social enterprise in society.

Thursday 8 July - 17:00-18:00

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


Prof. André Torre is Research Professor at the University Paris-Saclay, and INRAE (Institut National de Recherche pour l'Agriculture, l'Alimentation et l'Environnement). He is President of ERSA (European Regional Science Association) http://www.ersa.org/, and Managing editor of the Revue d'Economie Régionale et Urbaine (RERU) https://www.reru.fr/index.php?lg=EN His research focuses on the analysis of local relationships and their importance in the coordination processes between actors. It is mainly related to two areas: - local and distant interactions between innovative firms, and more particularly the role played by various types of proximity in the transmission of knowledge; - territorial development processes and their modes of governance, conflict and cooperation. André Torre has published 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 20 books, alone or co-edited, and has edited some than 20 special issues of journals, mainly on issues related to space and coordination between actors.

Friday 9 July - 14:30-15:30

"Sustainable territorial development, cooperation matters"



ROUND TABLE COOP EUROPE: Cooperative solutions

Thursday 8 July - 10:00-11:00

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


ROUND TABLE: Centenary of the RECMA - 100 years in the service of research in Social Economy.

Thursday 8 July - 11:15-12:30
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


>> 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.

Wednesday 7 July - 17:30-18:00


With Prof Simel ESIM

Simel Esim 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.

Wednesday 7 July - 18:00-18:15


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.

Friday 9 July - 15:30-15:45

>> TRIBUTE to Prof. Johnston BIRCHALL

Director, Doctorate in Applied Social Research / Director MSc Social Enterprise /Co-Director, Mutuality Research Programme
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Thursday 8 July - 18:00-18:15


Wednesday 7 July - 14:00-14:30


Friday 9 July - 15:45-16:00