The 29th CIRIEC Congress will focus on general interest, wishing notably to re-assert the importance of this value as such. Gathering in Vienna from Wednesday 12 September till Friday September 14, participants from around the world will come to Vienna and discuss ways how public, social and cooperative economies meet this general interest.
General interest can be defined in several ways: Collective interest, mutual interest of members, altruistic interest etc. It can be achieved or met through various means, projects, enterprise forms and policies respectively. But constant challenges – be they economic, social, societal or environmental – oblige stakeholders to adapt and react steadily.
Innovation in governance or regulation, setting up a revised ethical perspective, civil society mobilization and reaction thereto or research focus within CIRIEC’s network; all this contributes to revise or reinvent the tools to act for the general interest and participate in a societal renewal. Thus, it is from utmost importance to analyze how enterprises and stakeholders carry general interest values and how they adapt to changing conditions.
Thus come and take part in CIRIEC 2012.