Universities Developing Social Entrepreneurship through Cross-Sector Collaboration

By | September 28, 2014

International conference at York St John University, UK. 1st – 3rd Sept 2015. Mark the dates!

More information on this blog in the coming days

Conference Theme:   

As part of the York St John-led Erasmus Mundus social economy project, the conference aims to address the following question: ‘How can higher education foster interactions between the current economic systems (public, private and social) to promote social entrepreneurship cultures for sustainable development in our communities?’

Now more than ever cross-sector collaboration is essential, because the challenges faced by society can only be tackled successfully if capabilities, resources, effort and knowledge are linked or shared by organisations. Cross-sector collaboration is at the heart of social entrepreneurship cultures which are nurtured by the quality of their relationships. Collaborations are based on the values embodied by social entrepreneurship, such as mutual respect, reciprocity, solidarity, common good and respect for the environment. Universities have a clear and distinctive role in promoting both social entrepreneurship cultures and cross-sector partnerships.

The conference will present a range of studies, research and best practices about cross-sector partnerships which create social value within communities and have a positive impact on developing social entrepreneurship within higher education.

We will soon be inviting abstracts for papers, poster presentations and round tables on the topic.