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HEC_logo_CESSince the beginning of the 90's, the Centre for Social Economy (CES), founded by Professor Jacques Defourny, joined since then by Professors Sybille Mertens (Cera Chair in Social Entrepreneurship) and Benjamin Huybrechts (SRIW-Sowecsom Chair in Social Economy Management)

has acquired a great international reputation in the fields of social economy and social entrepreneurship. The Centre aims for a triple mission:

Research at the Centre covers a broad array of topics, such as:

These topics and many others are investigated in different fields (work integration, education, health, fair trade, renewable energy, etc.) and using different theoretical approaches (mainly in economics, management and organizational sociology).

Within HEC Management School, University of Liege, the CES belongs to the Economics and Management Education and Research Units. The CES coordinates the "Management of Social Enterprises" orientation, a specific orientation within the Master in Management. Two Chairs within the CES contribute to the teaching and research in management and entrepreneurship in the social economy, namely the "Cera Chair in Social Entrepreneurship" and the "SRIW-Sowecsom Chair in Management in the Social Economy".