Conference Topic

INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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THE ROLE OF SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY

1. Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability: holistic, balanced development, integrating environmental, social, and economic aspects, considering different sectors and recognizing their inter-linkages. Special issue: utilizing the advantages of technology - entrepreneurship in the digitized ecosystem.

2. Towards an alternative socio-economic model and institutional framework, based on the further evolution of the post-modern conceptual paradigm the values and principles - (re)introducing mutualism and cooperation, equity, social welfare, social and economic democracy, pluralism and diversity, for the "creation of a better world". Necessary innovations in education, ethics and ethos, integrating social entrepreneurship and sustainability.

3. Innovative, progressive approaches for the introduction of participatory functionality, allowing for the promotion of social cohesion and contributing to an increase of a region's social capital.

4. Concerns about the "big picture". Socio-economic re-evolution with respect to wider issues of humanity: climate change; aging, population explosion and demographic issues; unemployment, inequality and poverty; misuse of children, women and special social groups, trafficking; environmental integrity and sustainability.