The objective of the workshop is to give young scholars from different disciplines the opportunity to develop further knowledge and skills on current issues on Cooperatives as well as to give space for networking and exchange.
In the morning, two well-known scientists from the field of Cooperative science will give a keynote speech. The speeches are given by Prof. Murray Fulton (“Some thoughts on cooperative governance”) and Prof. Maryline Filippos, which are followed by a discussion. In the afternoon, participants will split up in parallel groups to discuss and work on a scientific case study. Results of the parallel groups will be brought back in plenary at the end of the workshop. A synthesis of the workshop results will be presented at the ICA conference.
The workshop will be preceded by a dinner and networking opportunity on Tuesday evening, 3rd of July. In the aftermath of the workshop on July 4th, Young Scholars are encouraged to participate in the ICA Research Conference, which starts on the evening of 4 July - to 6 July in Wageningen (www.wur.eu/ica2018).
We are looking for young scholars, in particular PhD students, whose own research deals with or touches upon cooperative topics, such as resilience and sustainability of current and new cooperative models, governance of cooperatives, producer organizations in agriculture and natural resources, financial performance of cooperatives, and statistics and big data on cooperatives. The workshop will require reading preparation in advance and active engagement with the work of others during the workshop so we use the workshop to advance our research.
Prof. Murray Fulton
Professor, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Director and Fellow in Co-operatives and Public Policy
Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
Prof. Maryline Filippi
Professor, University of Bordeaux - Bordeaux Sciences Agro
Research Fellow at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research
Registration, Costs, and Scholarships
To participate in the workshop, please register here until lastest May 15.
Workshop fees are 30 Euros per participant from Europe, North America & Australia to cover the meals (one dinner, one lunch & coffee break). Students from developing countries are free of charge.
We offer a limited number of travel stipends and accommodation allowance (double bedroom to be shared with another participant). Candidates applying for scholarships will be selected on the basis of motivation and research topic.
To apply for a travel stipend and accommodation allowance, register here by latest March 30 2018 (extended deadline). Applicants will be notified by April 15. Candidates applying for scholarships will be selected on the basis of motivation and research topic.
We offer a limited number of travel stipends:
Students from Europe
Up to €150
Students North America and Australia
Up to €300
Students from the rest of the world
Up to €500
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us: email@example.com