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Towards a global socioeconomy. Solidarity Economy in times of conservatism and populism


The summer school consists of a diverse set of activities, namely: 1) expositive sessions with specialists from different countries; 2) discussion panels; 3) visits to different Solidarity Economy initiatives in Lisbon; 4) free presentations; 5) working meetings with specialists (for PhD students); 6) cultural and social activities.

The sessions are organised in order to allow a solidarity economy approach based on different thematic perspectives - theoretical-conceptual, democratic participation, social innovation, institutional recognition, governance - in a broad European and global perspective.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

- critically analyse the lack of institutional recognition of the Solidarity Economy in Europe;

- recognise the need for a theoretical and epistemological enlargement of the concept of economy, in order to cover other substantive issues;

- identify theoretical contributions for an enrichment of Solidarity Economy as a field of studies (like feminist theories,  family economics, institutionalist theories,  commons, etc);

- reinforce the discussion about the non-economic dimensions of Solidarity Economy, showing their relevance in the construction of the autonomy of the subjects and of the collectives to which they belong;

- reflect on innumerable urban and rural experiences that do not fit into the categories of Social Economy nor into those usually known in Solidarity Economy, creating space for new typologies.

Compete 2020 FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia POVT - Programa Operacional Temático Valorização do Território Universidade de Coimbra