Ethnografilm Festival: Asia Edition

June 18, 2014

This year’s Ethnografilm Festival held in Paris, co-sponsored by the ISSC and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), showcased 89 short films screened over 30 hours from 42 countries (see map) on subjects ranging from working in a slaughterhouse in the United States to a girl in Mongolia who loves horses. The festival has […]


WZB Awards First Global Fellowship

June 11, 2014

Sujoy Dutta is the first Fellow of the WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Program. From August 2014, he will spend six months researching at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center on “The struggle for employment guarantee and role of civil society: the case of Nrega in India.” This project will focus on the role civil society, together […]


Consultation of the stakeholders of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5

June 10, 2014

In the context of implementing Horizon 2020 (H2020), the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme, we are consulting stakeholders for the H2020 Societal Challenge 5 “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”. Stakeholders are invited to send us their insights and recommendations for 2016-2017, structured around seven questions listed in the consultation paper. […]


Young scientists meet to debate the future of the green economy

May 26, 2014

During the coming week 30 excellent young scientist from across the globe will meet in Villa Vigoni with an interdisciplinary team of leading senior scientists to advance integrative research and knowledge on societies’ transition towards a green economy. The conference will take a broad multidisciplinary approach to the topic including aspects of ecosystems services, climate […]


Call for Papers: Child poverty, youth (un)employment and social inclusion

May 15, 2014

Organized by CROP, the Institute of Labour, and Democritus University of Thrace November 19-21, 2014 / Athens, Greece This workshop will focus on the crucial issue of child and youth poverty and critically raise the question of what policy strategies can break the vicious cycle of intergenerational poverty transmission. The lack of protection against child […]