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The Chair of Economy for the Common Good (CATEBC) of the Universitat de València (UV) and the Directorate General of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Cooperativism of the Department of Sustainable Economy, Productive Sectors, Trade and Employment of the Valencian Government (GV) was born with the aim of developing and promoting the Economy for the Common Good in the Valencian Community from the university field through the implementation of different dissemination, training and research activities.

The CATEBC Chair works in collaboration with the Valencian Association for the Promotion of Economy for the Common Good, a non-profit organisation that gathers professionals and supporters of the ECG in the Valencian Community.

The general aim of the Chair is to disseminate the principles and values of the ECG, giving priority to the general interest and common good over particular interests, and to people and work over capital and money. Through debate, discussion, research and training, it is intended to offer a critical view of economy, offering sustainable alternatives (economic, social and ecological) to the problems of the Valencian society. Constitution and development of ECG organisations will also be promoted, supporting socially responsible and ethical companies, especially cooperatives and other organisations of the Social and Solidary Economy.

Director: Ph.D. Joan Ramon Sanchis Palacio, Full University Professor of the Department of Business Management at the Universitat de València

Codirector: Ph.D. Jaime Güemes Heras, director of the Botanical Garden of the Universitat de València.