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.