Policy Systems and Measures for the Social Economy in Seoul

Webinar organized by the research axis « Social and collective organizations » of the Center for Research on Social Innovations (Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales – CRISES) : 

Policy Systems and Measures for the Social Economy in Seoul

With Sang-Youn Lee, Sungkonghoe University, South Korea

Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 2 pm to 4 pm (Eastern standard time, Canada)
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Summary:  Seoul, the city capital of the Republic of Korea, has played a leading role in the development of the social economy. In this webinar, I will introduce those legal and institutional frameworks and public policies that led to the growth and development of the social economy in Seoul. In addition, I will examine their achievements and limitations, focusing on the essential components of policy ecosystems for the social economy enabling SEEs (Social Economy Enterprises) to thrive over time, that is, 1) the legal and institutional frameworks for the social economy, 2) social finance and preferential public procurement for SEEs, 3) education and training to foster social entrepreneurship and 4) raise public awareness of the social economy. Due to the supportive policy measures, the social economy in Seoul has grown significantly over the past two decades. Various public policy measures for the social economy have some achievements such as its quantitative growth and more integrated and coherent ecosystems for it as well as some limitations such as distorted distribution of resources in the public procurement and social finance markets. It shows how important it is to ensure the autonomy and independence of the social economy sector.

Guest Speaker: Sang-Youn Lee, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program of Co-operative Management, Sungkonghoe University (South Korea), and Board member of CIRIEC International.

Chair: Marie J. Bouchard, Professor, Département d’organisation et ressources humaines, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and regular member of CRISES.

Language of the webinar: English
Modalities: Free, registration required