Call for abstract - 9th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise, 11-14 September 2023, Frankfurt, Germany

01 Nov 2022

The 9th edition edition of the EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise will take place from 11th to 14th September 2023 in the city of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. This is the first fully-fledged face-to-face EMES conference after the Covid 19 pandemic and it aims to be a meeting place for scholars worldwide involved in social enterprise, cooperative, and social innovation research across the globe.

Thematic lines

  • Theoretical and methodological foundations of social enterprises and models of social enterprise worldwide
  • Financing social enterprises
  • Social enterprises and cooperatives for democracy and peace
  • Social impact and sustainable development effects
  • Social enterprises and innovation in ecological and social transition
  • From transformation to transition
  • Institutional and legal diversity of social enterprises
  • New interaction between for profit enterprises or public entities and social enterprises
  • Social enterprises and the digital age
  • The role of social enterprises in crisis shaken-welfare
  • Commons and cooperativism in post-growth scenarios
  • Social enterprise unleashing the transformative potential of culture and the arts
  • The role and potential of social enterprises in tackling the migration and refugee challenge
  • Education about social enterprises, cooperatives and social entrepreneurship (special track)

Important Dates

  • Launch of conference call – 11th September 2022
  • Opening abstract submission – 7th December 2022
  • Submission of abstracts deadline – 6th March 2023
  • Submission of practitioners’ contributions – March 17th, 2023
  • Notification to practitioners – March 30th, 2023
  • Notifications to authors – 10th April 2023
  • Opening conference registration for presenters and practitioners – 10thApril 2023
  • Deadline early bird registration for presenters and non-presenters – 19th May 2023
  • Deadline for presenters’ registration – 19th June 2023
  • Program publication – 10th July 2023
  • Full paper submission (for award) – 27th July 2023
  • Deadline for registration for non-presenters – 7th August 2023
  • Conference opening – 11th September 2023
  • Full paper submission – 20th November 2023

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