Commission Social and Cooperative Economy

Some specific scientific activities of CIRIEC are developed by the International Scientific Commission “Social and Cooperative Economy”.
The Commission has about a hundred members (economists, sociologists, political analysts, geographers…).
Historical Overview (2000-2016)

Chaired since 2015 by Professor Marie J. Bouchard of the University of Quebec in Montreal (Canada), it follows recent developments and emerging research topics in the social economy at large.

One of the main tasks of the Commission is to organize every two years a great forum for exchange and reflexion in social economy research (first edition in 2007). The 8th conference took place in September 2021 in San José (Costa Rica) and the next will be held from 04 to 06 July 2023 in Seoul (South Korea).