SEMINAR: Marc PRADEL, « Governance, social and economic innovation: a research agenda for Barcelona », Wednesday 24th September 2014, 5.30-7pm

23 septembre 2014

 « Governance, social and economic innovation: a research agenda for Barcelona »


Marc PRADEL (University of Barcelona)

Post-doctorant invité au Centre d’études européennes.


Wednesday 24th September 2014
5.30 – 7 pm
Sciences Po, Room H405 
28, rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris



Marc Pradel holds a PhD in sociology (march 2012) and works as professor in sociology in the area of population and territory since 2009. His research field is on multi-level governance, local welfare and citizenship, focusing on the development of mechanisms for governance, the impact of social innovation in governance and new forms of socio-economic development in cities and regions. Since 2002 he has participated in several european and national projects focusing on this issues. In his participation in the European project Europub (European Public Space Observatory, between 2002-2004), he contributed to analyse the development of an European public sphere. Later, in the European Coordinated Action Katarsis (2006-2009) and the social plattform Social Polis  he contributed to analyse the connections between urban governance and socially innovative strategies developed by civil society. The main focus of research was to what extent social innovation is generating new social rights or contributing to preserve existing ones. In parallel to this research, he has analysed the social foundations of economic development of cities and the organisation of governance in the era of the creative economy. This has been done through his PhD research and hte participation in the European Project ACRE, Accomodating Creative Knowledge, competitiveness of European Metropolitan Regions within the Enlarged Union (2006-2010). In Paris he is developing research on the connections between local administration and civil society and private actors through the different administrative levels of the city governance.

Collective discussion

Download the paper: Marc Pradel_Informality in Barcelona