EMES European Research Network asbl.
EMES is a research network of eleven established university research centres and nine individual researchers whose goal is to gradually build up a European corpus of theoretical and empirical knowledge, pluralistic in disciplines and methodology, around social enterprise and other third sector issues. The range of initiatives carried out by the coordination unit and the members of EMES covers research, educational programmes and dissemination activities. EMES conducts multidisciplinary studies to understand the diversity of experiences at national levels, and the way third sector enterprises and organizations are embedded in their respective societies. EMES also supports training efforts, e.g. through the organization of international PhD Summer Schools and training programs in more than 12 European universities. EMES disseminates the results of its research projects and publications in various economic, social and political arenas and in the academic world.
Since the creation of the Coordination Unit in 2004, EMES has a professional staff supporting its project activities. EMES has coordinated and/or participated in numerous international research projects funded by the European Commission and the UNDP.
EMES has published ten books to date some of which have been translated into eightlanguages. It also publishes the EMES Working Papers Series, which includes 34 papers with the results of its different research projects. An additional means of disseminating research results are conferences and workshops.
Rocío Nogales graduated from the University of Seville, Spain (BA in Communications) and earned a Masters in Art Management at Carnegie Mellon University (US), a Masters in Art History at the University of Pittsburgh (US), and a Masters in Management Science at the University of Liege (Belgium). Her professional experience includes the cultural non-profit sector, where she managed a social enterprise initiative in a community arts centre in the US. Her research interest is social innovation and the management strategies operating in third sector organizations. As responsible of the dissemination for the project, she will be in constant communication with the consortium, ensuring a fluid communication among participants as well as with stakeholders. Moreover, she will ensure that all deliverables of WP7 are produced on time and according to high quality standards.
Sophie Adam, who earned a BA in Interpretation and a BA in Translation from the University of Mons-Hainaut (Belgium) and a Masters in Development Management from the University of Liege (Belgium). She is a member of the Coordination Unit of EMES, where she is more specifically in charge of editing and translation tasks.
Sabine Spada has extensive experience in the administrative coordination of European organisations working in areas of the social economy. Within WILCO, she will assist with the preparation and implementation of events and activities.