Call for papers on universities fostering social entrepreneurship through cross-sector collaboration

By | November 8, 2014

Conference 1-3 Sept 2015, York St John University, York, UK. See conference website

As part of the York St John University-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?’

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.

Now more than ever cross-sector collaboration is essential, because the challenges faced by society can only be tackled successfully if value-building 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 need to be based on the values embodied by social entrepreneurship, such as mutual respect, reciprocity, solidarity, common good and respect for the environment.

Submission of abstracts for 30 minute presentations and for poster presentations is now open. See key dates leading up to the conference. Registration for the conference will open later in November.

The conference will take place in the beautiful city of York, UK