Participation of interested researchers from all countries is welcome and discussed on a case-by-case basis with the coordinators of the ICSEM project.
As to means to sustain such a participation, the project relies mainly on participants’ own resources and, if needed, on their own efforts to secure financial support, possibly with the coordinators’ support to submit applications to local, national or international funding institutions. As such, the ICSEM budget only provides financial support, when necessary, to allow participants to take part in major meetings of the ICSEM Project. In addition, it can provide small allowances to some PhD students or post-doctoral researchers willing to link their doctoral or post-doctoral work to the ICSEM Project and to make a contribution during or after their PhD research.
Becoming a Research Partner of the ICSEM Project does not necessarily mean covering all social enterprise models in a country. A partner may focus on one or several geographical parts of the country, on some specific fields of activity and only on one of the two major parts of the Project. In such cases, collaboration among partners of a same country or at least discussions to make contributions as complementary as possible to each other will be encouraged.
Experienced or young researchers as well as PhD students who are interested in learning more about the ICSEM Project and possibly in taking part in it are invited to express their interest by writing to the project’s coordination.