ICA (International Co-operative Alliance) CCR (Committee on Co-operative Research) European Research Conference, “Rethinking co-operatives: From local to global and from the past to the future”, 13-15 July 2022, Athens Greece
Το συνέδριο θα γίνει στο Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο.
Συν-διοργανωτές: Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο, Γεωπονικό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθήνας, Πανεπιστήμιο Δυτ. Μακεδονίας, Πανεπιστήμιο Πάτρας, ΕΚΚΕ, ΙΣΕΜ και Λαϊκό Πανεπιστήμιο Κ.ΑΛ.Ο. "UnivSSE Coop".
Προθεσμία υποβολής εργασιών: 28 Φεβρουαρίου 2022.
Αναλυτικές πληροφορίες για το συνέδριο, υποβολή εργασιών, συμμετοχή:
SAVE THE DATE & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
ICA CCR EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2022
“Rethinking co-operatives: From local to global and from the past to the future”
13-15 July 2022, Athens Greece
The ICA CCR European Research Conference 2022 will be held in Athens, from the 13th until the 15th of July at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences.
The conference is organized by the ICA CCR Europe Research Board and hosted with the support of four Universities, two National Research Centers and an educational cooperative, which bring together academics and researchers working on Co-operatives in Greece.
Main theme and suggested topics
The Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade of the ICA sets out a strategy plan with a number of ambitious goals to be achieved. The latter highlights -in many instances- the importance of safeguarding the cooperative identity, as well as encouraging the cooperation between cooperatives. Nevertheless, as we are approaching the end of the Co-operative Decade, how to maintain a common cooperative identity which is inclusive to both traditional and emerging cooperatives, while strengthening their network capacities in local, regional, and global level, still remains an open question. To address the aforementioned challenges, new strategic visions for cooperatives need to be explored and debated.
For this reason, following the main theme of the Paris Conference in 2021 on “Cooperatives in transition facing crisis”, the 2022 ICA CCR European Research Conference has as its main theme: “Rethinking cooperatives: From local to global and from the past to the future”. Weinvite scholars, practitioners and policy makers to reflect critically upon the evolution of the cooperative model over the years, the challenges that it has successfully addressed and those that remain unanswered, as well as the need to both evolve and adapt to new conditions, while maintaining a common cooperative identity.
Based on the above perspective, the conference aims to address a wide range of topics of the cooperative movement’s development through time and location from different scientific fields and traditions, including – among others:
► Agricultural cooperatives
► Consumer cooperatives
► Cooperative governance
► Cooperative law and public policies
► Cooperative management
► Cooperative networks and territorial and rural development
► Cooperative resilience and sustainability
► Cooperatives and climate change
► Cooperatives and social and solidarity economy
► Cooperatives and sustainable development goals
► Cooperatives and the commons
► Emerging types of cooperatives (e.g., cooperative platforms)
► Financial and banking cooperatives
► History of the cooperative movement.
► Innovation in Cooperative education
► Assessing the cooperative impact
► Producer Cooperatives
► Social Cooperatives
► Statistics on cooperatives
► Worker cooperatives
Thematic/topics are NOT exclusive and shall be re-defined based on the received submissions.
Details for individual presentations, self-organized sessions and workshops
A. Participants interested in presenting their work in the form of individual paper (or poster) are kindly invited to:
· submit an abstract of a maximum of 300 words before the 28th of February 2022,
· indicate whether the submitted abstract is related to a poster, paper or session,
· use the template that shall be uploaded at the website,
· send the abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning as the email’s subject ICA CCR EU ATHENS 2022 Abstract Submission”.
B. Participants interested in organizing a parallel session are kindly invited to:
· submit a proposal (max. 1000 words), in which the contributors, the contents, the number of presentations are mentioned and the abstracts are included,
· use the template that shall be uploaded at the website
· send the proposal to email@example.com mentioning as the email’s subject “ICA ATHENS 2022 Session proposal” before the 28th of February 2022,
Young Scholars’ Event
On the first day of the conference a dedicated workshop will be organized for young scholars, in order to cultivate and enhance an interdisciplinary collaboration between projects. In addition, we encourage young scholars to submit a paper or present a poster to the conference.
28th of February 2022
Deadline for self-organized sessions
28th of February 2022
Deadline for abstract submissions
Selection process and notification to authors, accompanied with presentation guidelines.
30 April 2022
Final date for early bird registration
1 June 2022
Deadline for the upload of presentations at the conference’s website. Full papers will not be published on paper.
Beginning of July 2022
Full papers available online
13-15 July 2022
Please visit the website https://ica-ccr-athens.gr/ for updates, registration guidelines and further details, as well as field trips and selected visits to Greek cooperatives to help you plan your travel.
Local Hosting Partners
The host organizer of the conference is the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences with the support of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens, the University of Western Macedonia, the Department of Tourism Management of the University of Patras, the National Centre for Social Research, the Institute of Cooperation and the educational non-profit cooperative “People’s University of Social and Solidarity Economy”.
International Scientific Committee
Altman; Morris, University of Dundee
Bijman; Jos, Wageningen University & Research
Cook; Michael L., University of Missouri
Cracogna; Dante, University of Buenos Aires
Filippi; Maryline, BSA - University of Bordeaux
Galera; Giulia, Euricse
Giagnocavo; Cynthia, ICA CCR European Board, University of Almería, COEXPHAL-UAL Chair in Agricultural, Cooperative Studies and Sustainable Development.
Hammond Ketilson; Lou, University of Saskatchewan
Hanisch; Markus, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Centre for Rural Development, SLE
Henry; Hagen, Helsinki University
Karantininis; Kostas, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Kurimoto, Akira, Hosei University, Japan Co-operative Alliance
Lopez Rodriguez; Josune, University of Deusto
Novkovic; Sonja, Saint Mary’s University
Nyamongo; Isaac K., Co-operative University of Kenya
Raffaelli, Paola, University of Lund
Sacchetti, Silvia, University of Trento
Sanchez Bajo; Claudia, University of Buenos Aires
Local Scientific & Organizing Committee
Anthopoulou Theodosia, Panteion University and Hellenic Open University (Member of the Academic Committee of the M.Sc on SSE)
Members (in alphabetical order):
Adam, Sofia, Democritus University of Thrace and Hellenic Open University (Member of the Academic Committee of the M.Sc on SSE)
Afouxenidis, Alex, National Centre for Social Research
Alexopoulos, Yiorgos, Agricultural University of Athens and Hellenic Open University (M.Sc on SSE)
Birlirakis, Vasilis, Federation of Cooperatives of Pharmacist of Greece
Douvitsa, Ifigeneia, Democritus University of Thrace and Hellenic Open University (M.Sc on SSE)
Giagnocavo, Cynthia, ICA CCR European Board, University of Almería, COEXPHAL-UAL Chair in Agricultural, Cooperative Studies and Sustainable Development.
Gritzas, Giorgos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Hellenic Open University (Director of the M.Sc. on SSE)
Iliopoulos, Constantine, Agricultural Economics Research Institute (AGRERI), Greece & Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany
Karafolas, Symeon, University of Western Macedonia
Kassavetis, Demosthenis, Democritus University of Thrace
Kavoulakos, Κarolos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Hellenic Open University (Member of the Academic Committee of the M.Sc on SSE)
Klimi-Κaminari, Οlia, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences
Kourachanis, Nikos, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences
Kouki, Hara, University of Crete and Hellenic Open University (M.Sc on SSE)
Koutsou, Stavriani, International Hellenic University and Hellenic Open University (Member of the Academic Committee of the M.Sc on SSE)
Mitropoulou, Anna, Institute of Cooperation, ISEM
Nikolaidou, Sofia, Hellenic Open University (M.Sc on SSE)
Nikolaou, Kostas, UnivSSE Coop (President) and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Ntrinias, Theodoros, Hellenic Open University (M.Sc on SSE)
Oikonomou, Andreas, UnivSSE Coop (Vice President of Research) and School of Pedagogical and Technological Education
Papafilippou, Aspa, UnivSSE Coop (Vice President of Education)
Pettas, Dimitris, Technical University of Berlin and Hellenic Open University (M.Sc on SSE)
Petrou, Michael, National Centre for Social Research and Hellenic Open University
Tournavitis, Panagiotis, Cooperative Bank of Karditsa
Tzouvelekas, Manolis, Hellenic Mediterranean University and Institute of Social Research Dimitris Mpatsis
Vathi-Sarava, Panagiota, University of Patras and Hellenic Open University (M.Sc on SSE)
Vikas, Ioannis, Institute of Cooperation, ISEM