Cartaz M3S

In 2016, the M3S will be dedicated to the Social and Solidarity Economy, addressing its political and educational dimensions.

This is an important year for A3S, which complets its 10 years of existence. We have decided to dedicate this M3S and anniversary to the alternative development perspectives anchored in the strengthening of social and solidarity economy.

Dates: September 22, 2016; September 30, 2016;  October 7, 2016

General objectives: Contribute to the promotion of academic and scientific knowledge of the third sector and the social economy;
Promote critical reflection on the third sector and its role addressing the current ideological, political, economic and educational challenges;
Continue the intelectual and field work that A3S and IS-UP (the promoting organizations of this initiative) have been developing in partnership in order to create a critical thinking on the third sector and its organizations.

Target groups: Professionals, volunteers and other people linked to social economy organizations / Third Sector, as well as students, researchers / the, political actors, elected officials and technicians of municipalities, sectoral and regional associations, and other / the interested / as these themes.

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The Month of the Third Sector is an annual activity organised by A3S in partnership with the research stream Work, Employment, Professions and Organisations of the Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto that started in 2007. Dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge, reflection and debate on the third sector strategic issues, this initiative is aimed at professionals, volunteers and other people related with the third sector, as well as students, researchers and other interested individuals.