Keynote Speakers

Katherine GIBSON

(Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University)

Sang-mi CHO

(Ewha Womans Univeristy, Department of Social Welfare & Social Economy / First President of the Korea Central Public Agency for Social Service)

Simel ESIM

(Head of Cooperative unit, ILO)

Ilcheong YI

(Research coordinator, UNRISD)

Rie Vejs Kjeldgaard

(ILO, Director of the Department of Sustainable Enterprises, Productivity and Just Transition)


(OECD Center for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, Senior policy analyst)


(GSEF (Global Social Economy Forum), co-chair of the research working group, Professor at Sciences Po Bordeaux (France) & researcher at the Centre Emile Durkheim.)

Hyun-gon JUNG

(President of Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency, KoSEA)

Hyungsik EUM

(ICA, Director of Research)

In memory of the famous 20th century American activist, Mrs Ana Maria O’ Neil, educator, author and advocate of women’s rights – also founder of the Cooperative Institute of the University of Puerto Rico –, UNTFSSE and UNRISD will award scientific papers dealing with SSE and SDG at 2023 CIRIEC research conference in Seoul. TWO AWARDS will be given to the best papers presented at the Conference in recognition of valuable work to increase knowledge on SSE’s contribution to SDGs. SDGs are transversal to several of the 10 sub-themes of our conference. The authors of the 2 selected papers will be awarded in person by Dr. Chantal Line CARPENTIER, Chair of UNTFSSE and will be included in the UNTFSSE Knowledge Hub on SDGs with advertising worldwide.

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