Call for Papers - International Conference on the Social Economy: A Factor in the Revitalization and Resilience of Territorial Communities
Together with its partners, Valahia Târgovişte University is organizing for November 12, 2021 an international colloquium with the theme "Social economy: factor of revitalization and resilience of territorial communities". This is one of the activities of the ESauSS project "Social entrepreneurship at the service of society", carried out with the support of the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie in Central and Eastern Europe. In this sense, it launches a call for papers open until November 7, 2021.
The COVID pandemic has generated the greatest humanitarian, social and economic crisis since the Second World War. It has highlighted the fragility of our economies, accentuated existing inequalities and social exclusion, and worsened the situation of marginalized people and groups. The crisis has put back on the agenda the variety of problems to be solved both at global and territorial level, related to climate change, unemployment, health, lack of social cohesion and poverty, etc. These problems are much more acute at the level of territorial communities, which are more concerned with local needs and emergencies and more interested in mobilising collective efforts to find new solutions for economic recovery and social change. At their level, there is also an awareness of the need to reconsider the current modes of production and consumption based on the principle of unlimited growthThe social economy has, in its view, become a key element in the development of the social economy and in the development of the economy as a whole, and in the development of the social economy.
The social economy has, in its genes, the concern to act differently, to put the human being at the centre of its process, to use the economic levers and the profits that they can generate for the benefit of all. Composed of thousands of businesses that share common values, that work to serve the community while respecting the individual and his or her environment, theToday, the social economy is proving to be one of the ways to create a new dynamic for the economy and territories and to increase their resilience.
Territorial communities are often the first to hear the flashing lights of social dysfunction, the signals of the lack of social cohesion, the manifestations of local needs to be met. They are also, very often, the first interlocutors of project leaders, especially in rural areas. In order to develop and play its role as a driving force in the revitalisation and development of local and regional authorities, the social economy itself needs clarity in the concepts used, appropriate models of organisation and governance, and a clearer definition of the role of the social economy.To develop and play its driving role in the revival and development of territorial communities, the social economy itself needs clarity in the concepts used, adapted models of organisation and governance, reliable mechanisms for measuring its impacts, evaluation engineering and financial arrangements, and communication techniques capable of increasing its visibility.
Taking into account the above contextual elements, the conference aims to :
- Provide a space for dialogue and exchange among Francophone researchers on the levers of action to make the social economy the engine of revitalization and resilience of territorial communities;
- To examine together the theoretical models of operation of the social economy and their viability in the context of local and regional/European policies;
- Debate on the ecosystems of support for actors and financing conducive to the social economy and financing and their anchoring in local contexts.
- Place of the social economy in the European Mechanism and in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans;
- The co-construction of local public policies and the levers of action in favour of the social economy;
- The role of social actors in the implementation of territorial development policies;
- Ecosystem of support and funding for social economy actors at the local level;
- Models of organization and governance of the social economy in the Francophone space.
The Colloquium is organized by the Valahia Târgovişte University, Romania, in partnership with the Titu Maiorescu University of Bucharest, the New Bulgarian University of Sofia, the New Bulgarian Bulgarian University of Sofia, the Valahia Association for Education and Science, Romania and the Africa Vision Commun Chalenges Association, Burkina Faso - West Africa. It is associated with the International Conference of the Valahia University Targoviste Romania (3rd International Conference GIKS 2021 Global Interferences of Knowledge Society) https://giks.valahia.ro/
The Colloquium is one of the activities of the ESauSS project "Social Entrepreneurship at the service of society", carried out with the support of the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie en Europe centrale et orientale.
Date: 12 November 2021
Face-to-face: University of Târgovişte, Romania
Online: the address will be communicated later to the participants
Participation in the Colloquium is free of charge, the organizational costs being co-financed by the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie en Europe centrale et orientale and by the partner Universities of the project.
Please complete and send the registration form and the abstract of the paper, before November 07, 2021, to: email@example.com The final text of the paper for publication (see the possibilities at : https://giks.valahia.ro/ ) must be edited in French and sent no later than November 30.