Social Economy Enterprises As Capacity Building Agencies in Rural Regions

Monday, 16 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC26 Sociotechnics, Sociological Practice (host committee)

Language: English

Rural regions face mayor social problems due to institutional hindrances that block inclusion of youth and new skills' innovations. As a result agencies of social change leave out these regions bringing about de-development, poverty and disadvantage.
Local systems of cooperation and development need to be focused on also as "Power" systems that define issues of "Justice" based on local networks of socio-political exchange. Power and knowledge modalities in rural regions form alliances that may promote or block social development. Social entrepreneurship is a dynamic institution that may promote capacity building as a local partnership system. There is important evidence that social economy enterprises constitute a proven pathway for overcoming problems of development by enhancing employment and enabling thus the governance of local rural communities.

We are looking for papers that deal with social enterprises and their role as catalysts for social innovation in Rural Areas. The role of learning and communication for skills in the local capacity building processes is important in our endeavor here.

Session Organizer:
Georgios TSOBANOGLOU, "Ergon-Axia" Sociology of Work Lab, Sociology Department, University of the Aegean, Greece
Oral Presentations
Immigrant Multidimensional Poverty in Europe and the Reaction of Civil Society
Dionyssis BALOURDOS, National Center for Social Research, Greece
”like a Spider in the Web“: Local Capacity Building By Interconnecting Rural Communities
Ralph RICHTER, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS), Germany
Multi-Tiered Poverty in a Tiered Europe
Dionyssis BALOURDOS, National Center for Social Research, Greece; Maria PETRAKI, University of Athens, Greece