Young co-op scholars program at meeting in Croatia June 2014

International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research (Pula, Croatia June 2014)

Dr. Sonja Novkovic, as the new Chair for the International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research, is inviting papers for the June 2014 conference in Pula, Croatia with a special invitation to students to participate.

The conference will bring together researchers and students of co-operative businesses and the social economy, as well as other fields of co-operative research, but it is also intended to provide a networking opportunity for fledgling local co-operatives.

Young scholars program:

Young researchers (graduate students, post-doctoral students and young scholars within 2 years of receiving their degrees, studying cooperatives, social enterprises, or related fields) are invited to

1.   (YSP 1) submit their proposals as indicated in the attached call for papers, also indicating their wish to participate in the ‘Young scholars program’. The scientific committee in agreement with the young scholar will assign an experienced researcher in a respective field to provide constructive feedback (a discussion, one-on-one advice, or written feedback, as appropriate) on the submitted young scholar’s paper and presentation.

2.   (YSP 2) Indicate their interest in participating in a pre-conference workshop featuring
presentations by the world’s key researchers in cooperative studies – cooperative business and/or cooperation more generally. Depending on interest and field of studies, themes may include social cooperatives, co-operative law, co-operative accounting, economic theory of cooperatives, co-operatives and microfinance, and other subject areas. Deadline to express interest in YSP2 by email to is January 1, 2014. Spaces are limited.

Young scholars will also be eligible for a reduced registration fee. Financial travel support is possible, but it will depend on the number of applicants and available resources.

Full conference details are available here

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