It was a pleasure to lead yesterday the seminar on ethics, gender, and data management dimensions for the BioValue Project. The seminar was part of WP1 Task 1.8, that also includes ongoing monitoring activity throughout the project to ensure that gender balance is maintained in i) the research teams involved in the project, and ii) the decision-making processes, including the configuration of the advisory groups. The project is financed under the #H2020 programme of the European Commission.
My article “Co-operatives as naturally embedded organisations and the implications for resilience” is now available at the Journal of Co-operative Studies. The article builds upon the Polanyian approach of embeddedness to make the case of coops as being naturally embedded socio-economic institutions and how this embeddedness can help them exhibit high resilience in turbulent times. The article further presents two well-documented case-studies that support the proposed theoretical framework. The first case study is the case of Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in Canada, where the coop undertook a process of dis-embeddedness that ultimately led to its demise. A different approach is presented in the second case, the case of Valio in Finland, where the cooperative became re-embedded and successfully adapted to market challenges.
How to cite this article: Lamprinakis, L. (2020). Co-operatives as Naturally Embedded Organisations and Implications for their Resilience. Journal of Co-operative Studies, 53(2), 16-30.
Kickoff meeting of our BioValue Project in Thessaloniki, Greece (14th – 15th October 2021). Together with good friends (left to right): Dr. George Angelakis (MAICh), Prof. Murat Yercan (University of EGE), Prof. Mattas Konstantinos (AUTH), Dr. George Baourakis (MAICh), Dr. Lamprinakis Lampros (NIBIO).
NordPool electricity prices (day ahead prices) covering connected el markets: NO, SE, FI, DK, EE, LT, LV, AT, BE, DE/LU, FR, NL, PL.
We participate in BIOVALUE (Fork-to-farm agent-based simulation tool augmenting BIOdiversity in the agri-food VALUE chain) that receives increasing attention from the media. The coordinator Prof. Mattas from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) was invited to give an interview and presentation of our project at the O3 TV show on Greek national television ERT3.
Professor Konstantinos Mattas fra Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) er prosjektleder i BioValue Project og her presenterer prosjektet etter oppstartmøtet forrige uke i Thessaloniki. Intervjuet er på gresk, men regner at Google skal tilby automatisk oversettelse i de neste timene.
Our project BIOVALUE is already featured on the September edition of the monthly magazine “Mondo Agricolo” (The Agricultural World). The article is by Giulia Avolio. Note that the magazine has a circulation of 35.000 hard copies (by mail) and sent by e-mail to 150.000 readers.
Rapporten vår om matsikkerhet danner grunnlag i lederartikkel i Dagbladet i dag!
Our recent report on Food Security in Norway is mentioned in the Leader section at the newspaper Dagbladet today!
Dombu, S. V., Bardalen, A., Strand, E., Henriksen, B., and Lamprinakis, L. (2021). Research Report on “Norwegian food security and supply risk – Report from the working group in NIBIO” (original title: Norsk matsikkerhet og forsyningsrisiko – Rapport fra arbeidsgruppe i NIBIO). NIBIO Rapport, 7(145) 2021. 74 s. (ISBN 978-82-17-02905-2). Available online: https://nibio.brage.unit.no/nibio-xmlui/handle/11250/2767673
Our project SYMBIOMA Technology Innovations and Business Models for Valorisation of Industrial Waste Biomass is a feature story at Interreg Highlights!