the conference leaflet (PDF)
Following an initiative of its international scientific commission “Social and Cooperative Economy” CIRIEC decided in 2005 to organize every two years a major scientific encounter aiming at gathering senior and junior scientists, authors of researches in various fields of the social and cooperative economy. International research on social economy is booming and this prolific and diversified scientific output deserves recognition and debate.
Three conferences already took place in Victoria (Canada) in October 2007, in Östersund (Sweden) in October 2009 and the third one in Valladolid (Spain) in April 2011; the latter around the theme: "The Social Economy, prop of a new model of sustainable economic development". Each time those conferences gathered around 350 participants.
The 4th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy (ICOSE) will be organised by CIRIEC-Belgium with the collaboration of the University of Antwerp. It will take place at the University of Antwerp on October 24-26, 2013.