Social Economy (SE) 4Ces builds on 4 for Ces: Connected societies, knowledge Co-creation, Community development, Collaborative educational practices and aims to mobilise those under the Social Economy (SE) framework. Our project introduces the SE Living-Labs as spaces for interaction, collaboration and knowledge co-creation between all stakeholders (Higher Education Institutions, Social Economy organisations, students, teachers, community members) involved in the 4 pilot countries (Spain, Italy, Greece and UK).
The aims of the SE 4Ces are:
– to learn new ways of effective collaboration among HEIs and SE organisations through co-creation of knowledge and experiences and build sustainable partnerships to address a community development approach with the active contribution of students and community actors,
– to implement new educational approaches by: promoting the principles of SE itself (public engagement, connectivity, inclusiveness, participatory governance) starting from the design of the post-graduate programme itself; designing a multi-disciplinary, challenge/goal-driven programme based on co-creation of knowledge and collective intelligence, getting away from fragmented modular approaches; adopting interactive and collaborative teaching and learning supported by multiple audio-visual practices and service learning
– to improve the practical and transversal skills of current and future SE organisation members and employees as well as the teaching and interacting skills of SE academics and researchers in a collaborative environment considering the specific local context but also experiences from other places, socio-economic and cultural contexts
– to contribute to community development by enhancing skills, opening mindsets and building a long-standing partnership between the academy, social economy and the community.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Stimmuli for Social Change, Greece
University of Bristol (UoBristol), UK
University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy
Associazione Italiana per la promozione della Cultura della Cooperazione e del Non-Profit (A.I.C.CO.N), Italy
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DE FINANCES ET BANQUES ETHIQUES ET ALTERNATIVES (FEBEA), Belgium
Cooperatives Europe asbl (COOPEU), Belgium
UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA (UAB), Spain
ANAPTYXIAKI KARDITSAS ANAPTYXIAKI ANONIMI ETAIRIA O.T.A. (AN. KA SA), Greece