The social economy is increasingly seen as a motor for social change, but how can this shift in perspectives be framed to better understand and harness its potential?

Together with her co-authors, Dominika Wruk from platforms2share addresses this question in an article just published in Stanford Social Innovation Review. It is an introduction to a series of articles on the social economy.

The series of articles is based on a scientific conference on the social economy. The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, in collaboration with the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, the Centre for Social Investment (CSI) at the University of Heidelberg, the ifm Mannheim, and the Social Entrepreneurship Baden-Württemberg, joined together in late 2020 to convene the “Social Economy Science Conference.” The purpose of the convening was to widen our understanding of what the social economy is, and what it can become. (The conference will convene again this year on May 26 and 27.)


Links to articles: 

Reconceptualizing the Social Economy By Gorgi Krlev, Giulio Pasi, Dominika Wruk & Marika Bernhard

Overview of articles in this series: 


Prof. Dr. Dominika Wruk