Social Business Training Day

Gemeinsam mit unserem europäischen Dachverband, der Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), organisieren wir eine Bildungstagung zu Selbstorganisation von Unternehmen und gelebter Wirtschaftsdemokratie. Dabei werden gemeinsam mit Teilnehmenden aus verschiedenen Ländern Europas neue Studienergebnisse präsentiert und diskutiert. Sie finden unten den Call für eine mögliche Teilnahme. Die Veranstaltung findet auf Englisch statt.

Call for participants Training Days for Social Business in Switzerland on the 25th of June 2022

Background: The idea of the Training Days is to strengthen the understanding of the importance of social business and sharing the knowledge about challenges and opportunities from companies and employees working in a decentralized self-management. The project aims to provide new ideas and findings to the social and political discourse in this field.

When: Saturday, 25th June 2022, from 09.00 to 17.00 hrs.

Where: Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Olten, Switzerland (30 min from Basel and Zurich train stations).

Arrival will take place the evening before, on 24th of June. There is the possibility of a joint dinner on 24th of June. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered. You can find the detailed programme here.

What can you expect?

  • New insights into research on alternative management models and the impact of self-organisation on employees
  • Hearing from entrepreneurs in Switzerland and Germany in this field
  • Exchange on the challenges in the field of self-organisation and social business

Process: Please send your application (CV and short letter of motivation) by Friday, 27th May 2022 to the AKM, addressing Mr. Beda Baumgartner, AKM Project manager (, who may also be addressed in case of further queries regarding this Call. Following the Call, successful candidates will be informed during the week of 30th May.

AKM is aiming at accepting 20 participants, observing principles of equality and fair representation. We have defined three different target groups for the project: Firstly, politicians and policy makers close to FEPS family. We want to fill the discussion about a fairer and alternative way of doing business with concrete content and life and to this end establish participatory management as a model. Secondly, we want to reach organizations that have already joined together in the network self-organization in Switzerland. And thirdly, we want to enable additional interested persons to inform and educate themselves about other forms of management.