7-9 July 2021 - On line

“Cooperatives in transition facing crisis”

The International Cooperative Alliance Committee on Cooperative Research (ICA CCR) EUROPE Research Conference will be held on 7-8-9 July 2021.
The whole Conference, i.e. all workshops, keynotes and roundtables, will be held online. The conference may also be audited by participants who will not be presenting papers.

The ICA CCR Europe 2021 Conference will deepen the understanding of the resilience of cooperatives facing crisis.

How does the cooperative movement contribute to sustainable and solidarity societies? How do cooperatives anticipate and respond to new business opportunities and develop innovative solutions for a sustainable and solidarity future? How do we  characterize the democratic work of cooperatives and their impact, from the point of view of organizations, territories, and emancipation? The Conference will explore how cooperatives address current global issues and challenges, such as improving sustainable development, reducing income and wealth inequality, enhancing gender equality and offering a future with decent work. The competitive advantage of cooperative democracy, business performance, market share, best governance and digital capabilities will also be explored.

Moreover, the ICA CCR Europe 2021 Conference offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the International Review of Social Economy or Recma (http://recma.org). Founded in 1921 by Charles Gide and Bernard Lavergne, the Recma is today one of the oldest peer-reviewed journals dedicated to works on cooperation and social economy.

The ICA CCR Europe 2021 Conference will explore and address specific themes intrinsically linked to the overarching theme of the Congress: “Cooperatives in transitions facing crisis”.

Upon request and due to the extraordinary demands on researchers during this past year,
we have extended the abstract submission date and updated the acceptance and payment schedules-see below.

Ready to Participate? Submissions open for contributed abstracts.
Registration start: 3rd May 2021
Abstracts submission deadline: 7 May 2021
Notification of acceptance: 14 18 May 2021 slight delay
Early bird registration deadline: 24 May 2021 (+ 24 hours)
Reception of long abstracts or papers: 18 June 2021
Young scholars Event: 7 July 2021
Conference: 7, 8 and 9 July 2021


We look forward to meeting you, even by video, for a time of rich and fruitful scientific exchanges
that we will make as friendly as possible.