PROGRAM (including powerpoint presentations/videos)
Wednesday, 26 of September
10:30- 11:45 Opening Session
Chair: Kassavetis Demosthenis, Organizing Committee
Kardasis Vasilis, Dean of the Hellenic Open University
Hellenic Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity
Roelants Bruno, Director General, International Cooperative Alliance
Message by the International Labour Organization/video
Henrÿ Hagen- Introduction to the program and latest developments in cooperative law
12:00- 14:00 The legal relevance of the cooperative principles for cooperative law
Chair: Fajardo Gemma
Fajardo Gemma, The participation of the member in the economic activity of the cooperative as an essential element of their identity
Karathanos Vayos,The nutritional research on Corinthian currant as a vehicle for development of a modern Cooperative.
14:00- 15:00 Break 2
15:00- 16:30 Round Table between economists and lawyers, the motto being: “What can we/what must we learn from each other”?
16:30 – Acropolis Museum Visit
17:00-19:00 Workshop for students and lawyers: Introduction to cooperatives and cooperative law – Collaboration with European Law Students’ Association – Henrÿ Hagen, Kassavetis Demosthenis
Thursday, 28 of September 2018
10:00 10:30 Registration
10:30 -12:00 Cooperative law and the legal framework of the social economy
Chair: Geormas Konstantinos
Kalimeri Eleni, Barkas Ioannis, The legal framework of the Social Solidarity Economy in Greece
Melissourgos Georgios, Salasidou Panagiota, Meddling with the chaos: Which Greek legal forms may hold the status of Bodies of Social Solidarity Economy?
Tryfona Ioanna, Keranis Giorgos, Recommendations on the framework of Worker Buyouts of failing or bankrupt companies within the context of Social and Solidarity Economy organizations
12:00: 12:15 Break 1
12:15- 14:15 The legal relevance of the cooperative principles for other fields of law
Chair: Nikolaou Kostas
Vouroutzis Zisis, The liability of the governing bodies of agricultural cooperatives in relation to the provisions of the environmental legislation
Saridis Isidoros, The provisions of Greek tax law according to social economy enterprises
14:15- 15:00 Break 2
15:00- 17:00 Legal requirements for specific types of cooperatives by sector (e.g. agricultural, banking, energy cooperatives)
Chair: Cusa Emanuele
Kapellidis Manolis, The need to modernize the legal framework on cooperative banks
17:00- 17:15 Break 3
17: 15 – 18: 45 Legal requirements for specific types of cooperatives by governance/structure (e.g. workers’ cooperatives, multi-stakeholder cooperatives, social cooperatives)
Chair: Meira Deolinda
Koupidis Sotiris, Buying social: Social cooperatives and public procurement
Aitor Bengoetxea, Employment in worker cooperatives
Friday, 28 of September 2018
10:00 10:30 Registration
10:30- 11:40 The harmonization and unification of cooperative law at national, regional and international level
Chair: Ger Van der Sangen
11:40-12:00 Break 1
12:00- 13:10 Cooperative law and human rights
Chair: Tsironas Thanasis
Hiez David, Voluntary membership: up to which point do cooperatives support liberalism?
Filippou Dionysis, The Greek constitutional provisions on cooperatives
Tsironas Thanasis, The formation of compulsory cooperative by law and the principle of proportionality
João Telmo Oliveira Filho, The right of cooperativism as a fundamental right: The constitutional principles and normative guidelines of Brazilian cooperativism as elements for the characterization of the fundamental right to cooperativism
13:10- 14:00 Break 2
14:00- 15:30 Cooperative law and globalization.
Chair: Tziva Efi
15:30- 15:45 Break 3
15:45- 17:45 Educational programs in the field of cooperative law
Chair: Henrÿ Hagen
Kapogiannis Dimitrios, Vathi- Sarava Panagiota, Educational cooperatives as activating institutions in creative collective activities/powerpoint presentation
Anthopoulou Theodosia, Kavoulakos Karolos, The importance of distance learning programs for the development of SSE
Henrÿ Hagen, The summer school on “Cooperative law for sustainable development” and the cooperative network studies, Ruralia Institute, Helsinki University
Tools for the research and study of cooperative law
Romenteau Arielle, Moxom Jeffrey, Obongo Erick, Dave Mohit, Legal Framework Analyses and the ICA-EU Partnership/powerpoint presentation
Ius Cooperativum: International Journal of Cooperative Law- World Map of cooperative lawyers
17: 45-18:00 Break 4
18:00- 18: 45 Conclusions- Henrÿ Hagen
18: 45- Dinner
2ND INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON COOPERATIVE LAW- CALL FOR PAPERS
The 2nd International Forum on Cooperative Law follows the one organized in 2016 at Montevideo, Uruguay. The fruitful outcome of the Montevideo Forum – both as concerns the number of participants and the positive feed-back – led to the decision to organize such meetings biannually.
The 2nd International Forum on Cooperative Law will be organized at Athens by Ius Cooperativum, with the support of the International Co-operative Alliance and of two local co-organizers: the Hellenic Open University (Athens) and the Peoples’ University on Social and Solidarity Economy (Thessaloniki).
Under the overall theme of “Cooperative Law and Cooperative Principles”, which is to point to the relevance of the internationally recognized cooperative principles for cooperative law, the 2nd International Forum on Cooperative Law will focus on the place of the cooperative principles in cooperative law, the research and education in the field of cooperative law, and on an exchange of views on cooperatives by lawyers and economists.
The themes of the Forum might include:
- The legal relevance (if any) of the cooperative principles for cooperative law
- The legal relevance (if any) of the cooperative principles for other fields of law (e.g. constitutions, administration law, tax law, bankruptcy law, labor law, competition law, bankruptcy law, audit regulations, book-keeping and accounting standards)
- Legal requirements (if any) for specific types of cooperatives, either by sector (e.g. agricultural, banking, energy cooperatives), or by governance/structure (e.g. workers’ cooperatives, multi-stakeholder cooperatives, social cooperatives)
- The unification of cooperative law at national, regional and international levels
- Cooperative law and the legal framework of the social economy
- Cooperative law and globalization.
- Policies on research and education in the field of cooperative law
- Educational programs in the field of cooperative law
- Tools for the research and study of cooperative law.
It is also planned to have a dialogue on any of the above or related themes between economists and lawyers, the motto being: “What can we/what must we learn from each other”?
Call for expression of interest
To express your interest in attending, please send an email to Ifigeneia Douvitsa (at: [email protected]) no later than the end of July.
If you would like to speak at the event, you are kindly invited to submit an abstract of 500-800 words to Ifigeneia Douvitsa (at: [email protected]), indicating one of the above-mentioned themes, to which it relates, no later than the end of July.
The full papers should be submitted no later than 28th August 2018 and may be considered for publication for the 2nd issue of the International Journal of Cooperative Law.
Alexopoulos, Yiorgos (Greece); Anthopoulou, Theodosia (Greece), Douvitsa, Ifigeneia (Greece); Giagnocavo, Cynthia (Spain); Gritzas, Giorgos (Greece); Henrÿ, Hagen (Finland); Hiez, David (Luxemburg); Kassavetis, Demosthenis (Greece); Kavoulakos, Karolos (Greece); Kritsikis, Alexandros (Greece); Nikolaou, Kostas (Greece); Roelants, Bruno (Belgium); Saridis, Isidoros (Greece); Snaith, Ian (UK).
Apps, Ann (Australia); Cracogna, Dante (Argentina); Fajardo, Gemma (Spain); Fici, Antonio (Italy); Geormas, Kostas (Greece); Kintis, Stavros (Greece); Kurimoto, Akura (Japan); Meira, Deolinda (Portugal); Munkner, Hans (Germany); Papageorgiou, Costas (Greece), Tadjudje, Willy (Africa); van der Sangen, Ger (Netherlands), Vladimirova, Oksana (Russian Federation).