By Laura Aufrère, Scientific committee

On March 8, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., the webinar “Feminism and solidarity economy” will open the cycle of the International webinar series  on solidarity economy organized by the scientific committee of RIPESS Europe, the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Foundation (FMSH) and the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES-UC).


ID de réunion : 998 2534 3937
The webinar will be in English
Isabelle Hillenkamp and Jean-Louis Laville will focus their intervention on three points:
1 / the need for a reflection on what the economy is, and on the relations between economy and society as they are convergently illuminated by feminist approaches and by those of the substantive school opened by Karl Polanyi.
2 / Emphasis will be placed on the reasons why it is important to take householding as an economic principle, and how taking it into account is both decisive and complex.
3 / An example will be taken on the meaning of a feminist solidarity economy.Isabelle Hillekamp and Jean-Louis Laville have both contributed to the Theory of Social Enterprise and Pluralism: Social Movements, Solidarity Economy, and The Global South, ed. Routledge, New York, May 2019.
You can access the chapters at the following address :

Isabelle Hillekamp is a socio-economist, researcher at IRD-CESSMA.
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Jean-Louis Laville is a socio-economist professor of the CNAM and associate researcher at the FMSH
For more information on his work :