Call for abstracts – World Social Science Forum 2015

October 23, 2014

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) proudly announces the third World Social Science Forum (WSSF) scheduled to be held at the International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa, from 13 to 16 September 2015. The Forum is the most significant gathering of scholars and policy-oriented intellectuals drawn from all the regions of the world and across […]


Quality of Life Issues Main Drivers of World Social Science Forum 2015

October 21, 2014

In Durban next year policy makers and shapers comprising scientists, politicians, activists, civil society organisations, activists, labour and business leaders will gather for the 2015 World Social Sciences Forum (WSSF). The forum will focus on real-life issues that citizens all around the world grapple with – inequality and injustice – Transforming Global Relations for a […]


New global projects seed research into social transformations

September 29, 2014

The International Social Science Council is pleased to award more than €1M to 38 new research initiatives, each aiming to build the knowledge partnerships needed for longer-term research on the fundamental innovative processes of social transformations towards sustainable and equitable futures. Seed grants of up to €30 000 have been awarded to 38 emerging research […]


20 World Social Science Fellows in the area of sustainable urbanisation

September 24, 2014

The ISSC is proud to announce the selection of twenty talented early career scientists as World Social Science Fellows to take part in the second in a series on Sustainable Urbanisation in Taipei, Taiwan from 2 to 8 November 2014. This century will be the century of the city. And Fellows will take part in intense […]


Society and Nature – International workshop on challenges of sustainability

September 15, 2014

An international workshop on the dialogue and exchanges between natural and social scientists on the challenges of sustainability is being organized by the ISSC and ICSU ROLAC to be held at the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Rio de Janeiro September 30th — October 1st, 2014. The main objective of this workshop is to facilitate communication between […]