One-day examines new policies to promote the social economy

María José Vañó, IUDESCOOP's Director.
María José Vañó, IUDESCOOP's Director.

The University Institute on Social and Cooperative Economics (IUDESCOOP) hosts on Wednesday 4th December, the conference La nueva generación de políticas de fomento de la economía social (The new generation of policies to promote social economy), sponsored by the Faculty of Economics and with the collaboration of CIRIEC-Spain.

The scientific direction of the conference, which will take place in the Ignasi Villalonga Room of the Faculty of Economics, is in charge of Professors Teresa Savall and Rafael Chaves, from the Department of Applied Economics. The conference is aimed at students of the Degree in Economics (subject Social Economics), framed in the itinerary of Public Economics, as well as students of the Master Degree in Social Economics, interested in initiatives that try to solve social problems and that unite efforts of the Public Administration and social entities.

The organizers explain that the aim of this conference is “to highlight, from privileged witnesses, different initiatives that have been implemented in Spain at the territorial level. For this reason, the conference will have speakers from different Spanish territories in which policies have been developed to support the social economy (Catalonia, Galicia, Madrid, Valencia), as well as an initial intervention by an expert in the academic field who will provide information on the Spanish context in general”.

The opening, scheduled for 9:30 a.m., will be given by José Manuel Pastor, Dean of the Faculty of Economics; María José Vañó, Director of the IUDESCOOP Research Institute; and Teresa Savall, Co-director of the Master's Degree in Social Economics (Cooperatives and ENL), who will also participate in the closing ceremony (14:00 p.m.) along with José Luís Monzón, Director of CIRIEC-Spain and Rafael Chaves, Director of the Doctoral Programme in Social Economics.

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