Community Economies Institute announces the 2024 Summer/Winter School.

Researching Postcapitalist Possibilities, 18 to 27 June

Round 1, Expressions of Interest are called for. Due by 8 December 2023.

There will be a second round, opening early 2024 and closing 15 March 2024 (with places subject to the uptake in Round 1). 

The School is for PhD students, early career…

CEI Summer/Winter School 2023

The fourth Community Economies Research Network (CERN) LIVIANA International Online Conference has just concluded and recordings from the 26 sessions have been uploaded to the LIVIANA 2023 Playlist that is part of the…

LIVIANA 2023 Community Economies Online Conference

In a recently published article, The Diversity of Solidarity Economies: A View from Danish Minority Gangs, CEI member Christina Jerne explores solidarity economies in the unlikely setting of Danish minority gangs.

The gangs that Jerne studied have their roots…

The Diversity of Solidarity Economies: A View from Danish Minority Gangs

The recently published open access collection Economic Diversity in Contemporary Timor-Leste (Leiden University Press, 2023) will be the focus of an online Symposium, 12 October, 4pm (Sydney time), organised by the Community Economies Research Network (CERN) Asia and Centre for Sustainable Communities,…

Economic Diversity in Contemporary Timor-Leste

A group of Community Economies Research Network (CERN) members and close colleagues organised two sessions on ‘Degrowth from the East’ at the 9th International Degrowth conference in Zagreb, Croatia, 28th August to 2nd September. 

The conference event coincided with a broader 

9th International Degrowth Conference

The current issue of Future-Makers features Community Economies Research Network (CERN) member Bhavya Chitranshi and her research with Eka Nari Sanghathan (or “single women’s collective”). 

As reported in Future-Makers, in 2013 Chitranshi moved to Emaliguda in eastern India to immerse herself in the…

Eka Nari Sanghathan | Single Women’s Collective

The work of Professor Caroline Shenaz Hossein has been featured in Ms. magazine, in an article by Rickey Gard Diamond on…

Prof. Caroline Shenaz Hossein

An Action Plan for better protecting Aotearoa New Zealand's te taiao (the environment that contains and surrounds us) was recently launched at Victoria University Wellington | Te Herenga Waka. 

The Plan was developed over a two-year period by New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, Adaptive Governance and Policy Working Group that includes CERN member Maria…

Me Tū ā-Uru Cover

The Station for Transformation project, which will convert the main building of the Rovereto train station in the Italian alps into a public-civic hub for tackling climate change, biodiversity loss and heritage regeneration, has been awarded a European Urban Initiative – Innovation Actions grant of almost €5 million. 

Station for Transformation

The following article by Kootyin Chow, Community Economies Research Network (CERN) member, first appeared on SAPIENS, 5 April 2023, under a CC BY-ND 4.0 license. Read the original here.

Hong Kong Ecovillage, Nam Chung

The first keynote of the 2022 CERN LIVIANA conference was delivered by Dr Priscilla Ferreira, Assistant Professor of Geography and Latinx and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, who explored the lived tactics of Black survival especially by Black women who are experimenting with…

Contacao de estorias CECFA

The second keynote of the 2022 CERN LIVIANA conference was delivered by Associate Professor Stephen Healy, Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, who focused on ways of responding to climate change in an urban context such as Sydney.

Healy’s presentation “…

Surviving well together in a time of climate collapse

Abstract submissions are now open for the 9th edition of the EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise which will take place 11 to 14 September 2023 at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, with the conference theme “Act locally, change globally: Social enterprises and cooperatives for more…

EMES Conference

CEI and CERN members were saddened by the recent news of Jody Kretzmann’s death.

Jody Kretzmann’s work, with John McKnight, on asset-based community development (ABCD) has had an indelible impact on community economies thinking and practice.

The foundational ABCD concept of identifying existing assets and then building on these assets…

Jody Kretzmann Photo

FLOAT – Feral MBA, a radically re-imagined training course in business for artists and others, will be held in East Gippsland, Australia over a 5-week period from February to April 2023.

The course will be run by Kate Rich, artist, trader and feral economist (and member of the…


The Community Economies Institute announces its first Practice Retreat - Community Economies in Action.

The retreat will be held 12-19 July 2023, in the Italian Alps (in Rovereto, Vallagarina Valley, Italy).

The Practice Retreat is for practitioners from diverse fields (e.g., agroecology, art and design, urbanism, food transformation, crafts, pedagogy, co-housing) as well as practice-oriented…

Community Economies in Action: A Practice Retreat

Today may have been the last day of the Community Economies Research Network's (CERN) third LIVIANA International Online Conference but there is more to come.

The recordings of each session are currently being processed and will soon be available on the CEI YouTube Channel as a…


The Community Economies Institute announces the 2023 Summer/Winter School.

Researching Postcapitalist Possibilities, 20 to 29 June 2023

Expressions of Interest are being called for. Closing date, 18 November 2022.

The Summer/Winter School is for PhD students, early career researchers and others. It engages with the foundational concepts and tools that community economies scholars have been using to…

CEI 2023 Summer/Winter School

The contribution of community economies scholars to enriching understandings of diverse economic practices in Central and Eastern Europe was acknowledged during the closing plenary of the recent Regional Studies Association 2022 Central and Eastern Europe Conference in Leipzig, Germany.

In her closing…

RSA, CEE Conference