Call for abstracts - ICA CCR Global and European Cooperative Research Conference, 10-13 July 2023, Leuven Belgium

01 Nov 2022
CCR conference

The next ICA CCR Global and European Cooperative Research Conference will be held from 10 until 13 July 2023 in the beautiful city of Leuven, located in the centre of Belgium, just 25 kilometres from Brussels, the capital of Europe.

The ICA CCR Conference is hosted by the Centre of Expertise for Cooperative Entrepreneurship (KCO KU Leuven), a research and teaching centre that brings together various stakeholders from the field of cooperative entrepreneurship with the aim of advancing knowledge, proficiency, and legitimacy.

The overall theme of the 2023 conference is ‘Innovating in cooperative governance. Governing cooperative innovation’. The conference will bring together academia, researchers, and cooperative practitioners from all over the world, as well as policy-makers at the EU and international level, to discuss the latest research and policy developments in the area of cooperative governance.

Conference themes

  • 1. Innovations in cooperative governance
  • 2. New technologies and cooperative governance
  • 3. New forms of cooperativism
  • 4. Cooperatives innovating towards ecological sustainability
  • 5. Cooperatives, social innovation and civic wealth creation
  • 6. Resilience, crisis and innovations
  • 7. Cooperatives in new sectors and developments in traditional sectors
  • 8. Innovations in cooperative law
  • 9. Cooperative education and training

Important dates

  • Abstract and panel proposals submission period: 1 December 2022 - 31 January 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: 28 February 2023
  • Early-bird registration period: 1 February 2023 - 30 April 2023
  • Registration deadline: 31 May 2023
  • Full paper deadline: 15 June 2023
  • Young Scholar Event: 10 July 2023
  • Conference: 10-13 July 2023

For more information,

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