This is a contribution to understanding the history, the current context, and the future of the social economy in Canada. It also provides examples of participatory action research and community university partnerships–solidifying the social economy as an area of important academic study, building research capacity amongst practitioners themselves, and moving this work out into the community where it may find wider application to support community development and building a people-centered economy.
Authors: Matthew Thompson and Joy Emmanuel, University of Victoria, Canada.
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The paper examines the role of EU cohesion policy in the field of human resources development and improving conditions for employment. The main objective of the analysis is to present a comprehensive picture about funding opportunities in connection with financing the activities of organisations of the social economy.
Author: Ákos Kengyel, Associate Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of World Economy.
View the full report: http://unipub.lib.uni-corvinus.hu/581/1/Kengyel_wp2012b.pdf
The study will be published in 2012 by Routledge as a chapter in the book “New Forms of Organization in Knowledge-Based Societies – Social Innovation, Non-Profit Organization and Social Entrepreneurship” edited by Carmen Ruiz Vinals.