Social Economy Consortium
York St John University, UK (lead organisation)
- Catalina Quiroz Niño and Margaret Meredith
York St John is a civic university with roots going back to the
1840s. It is committed to the provision of excellent, open and
progressive higher education that embraces difference, challenges
prejudice and promotes justice, and is shaped by York St John’s
Church foundation. It aims to extend and deepen its external
contribution regionally, nationally and globally. Within the
Business School York St John
courses embed principles of corporate social responsibility and
It promotes local enterprise and hosts the Phoenix Centre: an incubator for new
enterprises, including social enterprises.
The planned role of York St John in the project.
• Lead and co-ordinate the overall implementation of the 3-year
• Create and host the e-survey and lead the use of social media in
team working practices and dissemination
• Collaborate with its network of current partners worldwide in the
promotion and execution of the research involved in the
• Create and manage the project web site
• Host the project strategic planning meeting
University of San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Peru
- Gladys Concha Flores, Mario Morvelí Salas, Ana Maria
Villafuerte Pezo, Margot Huanca.
Created on March 1st, 1962
by a brief Election of Pope Innocente XII given in Rome, Santa
Maria La Mayor and ratified by King Carlos II of Spain by royal
decree named EXEQUATUR in Madrid on June 1st, 1692.
Currently it has 21 faculties, 41 professional careers, 29 academic
departments, 12 master courses and 2 doctoral programs, it is the
fourth largest public university in Peru and hosts 16, 347
undergraduate students and about 1,300 graduate students.
also has a Post-Graduate School, an Institute of Systems, offering
various computer courses, a language center that provides language
teaching in English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Quechua. It
also has a pre-university center for secondary school graduates and
a complementary Academic Program for Teachers, which allows them
access to Bachelor of Education Degree.
the University Act in force in the country and other normative
documents for internal management that allow proper academic and
administrative progress. The Research Vicerrectorado has recently
been created. This office is responsible for improving basic,
strategic and applied research, technology transfer and scientific
Through the Project "Enhancing Social Studies and Practice of
Economy & Social Capital in Higher Education", our university
will develop a unique research in Latin America adapting the
reality of countries to study a curriculum that can incorporate
these issues of vital importance to the region and country.
Centre for African Studies, University of Oporto,
Portugal - Miguel Filipe Silva and La Salete Coelho
The Centre for African Studies of the University of Porto
(CEAUP) was founded in 1997, and since then it has been a
Research and Development Unit financed by the Portuguese Foundation
for Science and Technology. CEAUP is a multidisciplinary and
multicultural space, gathering a diverse group of researchers,
professors, students and institutions, Portuguese, African an
Latin-American, from several fields of social and human sciences,
including Education and Development Studies, fundamental and
applied research mainly on Africa and the "Global South". CEAUP has
been a Non-Governmental Organization for Development since 2007,
and its core is to provide technical and scientific support to
Since 1999 CEAUP has published a scientific review, Africana
Studia, as well as other publications related to the issues
studied in the Centre.
Their main role in the project is related to their experience in
African contexts. They will be responsible for analyzing the
concepts and collect experiences of social economy in African
countries, enriching the research with relevant case studies.
MIK - Mondragon University, Spain - Nerea
Lizarraga, Saioa Arando, Estibaliz Hernandez and Josune
MIK (Mondragon Innovation & Knowledge) is
a research center dedicated to the specialized management of social
and organizational innovation. It is located in Oñati and Irun
(Gipuzkoa, Spain) and is part of the Mondragon Cooperative
Corporation and Mondragon University.
Mondragon Corporation is the biggest cooperative experience in the
world, employing more than 83.000 employees. Its business
philosophy is contained in its Corporate Values:
- Social Responsibility.
The Corporation’s mission combines the core
goals of a business organisation competing on international markets
with the use of democratic methods in its business organisation,
the creation of jobs, the human and professional development of its
workers and a pledge to development with its social
MIK is also part of Mondragon University, which is a young
university, open to the world, ready to face the future with a
cooperative character that stands out from its origins, because of
its close relationship with the business world and innovation.
Mondragon University is very linked to the labour market, in order
to shape the training offer according to the enterprises’ and