The International Center for the Study of the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy (CIRIEC International) and the Social Economy Institute invite you to participate in the 33rd CIRIEC International Congress taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece from the 4th to the 6th of June 2020.


The profound and rapid transformations in the way we consume, work, produce or cohabit are running up against the limits of our current economic and social models.

The adaptations and shifts to undertake are even more important and necessary due to the various transitions (digital, environmental, economic, societal, etc.) underway. Many challenges, such as increasing inequality or weakening political and economic democracy, must be addressed, preferably collectively.

On the horizon are indeed new world orders with very different visions and consequences depending on the orientations chosen and the responses provided.

Socio-economic models should gear towards the general interest and meeting the needs of individuals and communities, whether in the public sphere or in the social and solidarity economy. Such models must constitute pillars for new socially responsible economic development, and provide satisfactory and sustainable responses to these global challenges.

The issues discussed at the 33rd CIRIEC International Congress in Thessaloniki will focus on the STRATEGIES OF PUBLIC AND SOCIAL ECONOMY ENTERPRISES in terms of:
1. Digital networks as tools in the transition
2. Public sovereignty to be organised/maintained in data protection
3. Fiscal capacity and digital taxation methods
4. Cross-sectoral integration of network companies
5. Local development co-constructed with social economy and public actors
6. Impact measurement and contribution to sustainable development
7. Better governance, societal performance and transparency of public enterprises
8. Territorial dynamics to be recreated or reinvented
9. Co-production of public goods and commons
10. New modes of dialogue and interaction between actors (place and role of citizen action and collective action)
11. Partnerships to build the future


Scientific Committee

The Jury will be chaired by Philippe BANCE, President of CIRIEC’s International Scientific Council, Université
des Antilles, CIRIEC-France.Apart from the president, the Jury is composed of the following members:
– Juan Fernando ALVAREZ RODRÍGUEZ, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, CIRIEC-Colombia
– Manuel Fernando BELO MOREIRA, Universidade de Lisboa (ISA-UTL), CIRIEC-Portugal
– Marie J. BOUCHARD, President of CIRIEC’s International Scientific Commission “Social and Cooperative
Economy”, Université du Québec à Montréal, CIRIEC-Canada
– Rafael CHAVES, Universidad de Valencia, CIRIEC-España
– Fabienne FECHER, Université de Liège, CIRIEC-Belgium
– Massimo FLORIO, President of CIRIEC’s International Scientific Commission “Public Services / Public
Enterprises”, Università di Milano, Italia (tbc)
– Dorothea GREILING, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, CIRIEC-Austria (tbc)
– Hajime IMAMURA, Toyo University, CIRIEC-Japan (tbc)
– Sang-Youn LEE, Sungkonghoe University, Korea (tbc)
– Federico LI BONILLA, Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED), CIRIEC-Costa Rica (tbc)
– Ιοannis NASOULIAS, Social Economy Institute, Greece
– Leandro PEREIRA MORAIS, Universidad de UNESP Araraquara, CIRIEC-Brasil
– Silvina LAIS PUZINO, CIRIEC-Argentina (tbc)
– Christina SCHAEFER, Helmut Schmidt Universität / Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg, CIRIEC-Germany

Key Dates

Deadline for abstracts: 08 January 2020
Notification of selected abstracts: 30 January 2020
EARLY BIRD / PREFERENTIAL registration to the CIRIEC Congress: 28 February 2020
Final Deadline for Papers’ submission: 18 May 2020


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