Open Seminars

Since the start of the pandemic our research group Social Enterprise and Institutions for Collective Action has been inviting scholars and representatives of societal partners on a weekly basis to present their work in an online meeting, so that we keep updated about all the interesting developments in the fields of collective action, social enterprise, commons etc. These online seminars are open to attendees from outside. Interested in one or more of these talks? Or interested in making a presentation? Please send a message to to request a link or to discuss the possibilities.


Date Time CE(S)T  Guest speaker  Biography 
15 November  2PM Kevin Wittenberg Kevin Wittenberg is a sociologist and PhD candidate at Utrecht University in the research program 'Sustainable Cooperation: Roadmaps to a Resilient Society' (SCOOP). His thesis is about citizen collectives in the care sector, focusing on the conditions of organizing care by citizens in a sustainable manner.
13 December  11:30 Giorgia Trasciani Dr. Giorgia Trasciani (LEST-AMU Université Aix-Marseille) holds a PhD in Economics and International Studies from the University of Aix-Marseille and University of Naples, L'Orientale. Her research focuses on third sector organisations dealing with reception for asylum seekers and refugees in urban areas, social movements and migration regime and multi-level governance of migration regime.
10 January  10AM Agata Zborowska Dr. Agata Zborowska is a researcher at the Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw, Poland. Her research interests lay in material culture, property relations, critical theory, and cultural history of the 20th century. She is currently working on the experience of ownership changes in socialist and post-socialist transitions in Poland.
17 January  10AM Nadia von Jacobi Dr. Nadia von Jacobi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento. She is a development economist with particular interest in institutions: where they come from, which role they play for human development. She has been investigating how/when/under which conditions social innovations actually achieve some institutional and social change. Moreover she's interested in ways to ‘amplify’ citizen knowledge in the management of natural capital to increase their voice.
24 January  11AM Sverker Jagers Prof. Sverker Jagers is professor at University of Gothenburg and guest-professor at Luleå University of Technology, director of CeCAR (Centre for Collective Action Research). His research is mainly focused on various aspects of environmental politics, from public opinion ot institutional theory. Currently he is working on corruption and wildlife management: the Logics of collective action in transnationally protected reserves, as well as on citizens’ support for environmental policy measures in a comparative perspective.
31 January  11AM Bram van Helvoirt Dr. Bram van Helvoirt is a lecturer and researcher Future Food Systems at HAS Green academy. His current research focuses on agrarian and food collectives, including the concept of 'food as a common(s)'
14 February  11AM Yvonne de Kluizenaar Dr. Yvonne de Kluizenaar studied Environmental health at Wageningen University & Research and did her PhD research in Societal health care at ErasmusMC. At the Sociaal Cultureel Planbureau, she recently did a study to energy cooperatives, mapping how both citizens and civil servants think about the responsibilities of the different stakeholders in this field. N.B: the presentation will be in Dutch.