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 […]


118th Meeting of the ISSC Executive Committee

May 13, 2014

Paris, France — 12, 13 May. All 15 members of the ISSC Executive Committee convened in Paris for the 118th meeting of the Executive. Members and representatives from regional and national bodies took stock of the ISSC’s flagship activities and international programmes; the progress the Council has made in its strategic plan, and scientific portfolio. The Executive Committee in partnership […]


Bigger, bolder, better social science?

May 9, 2014

  King’s College London, in collaboration with the ISSC, is launching the recently published World Social Science Report 2013 at King’s College, on the 11 June 2014, with a reception afterwards. See here for how to register. Confirmed speakers are Heide Hackmann (ISSC), Lee Davies (UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), John Urry (Lancaster University), Thomas Tanner (UK […]


Any questions?

May 6, 2014

Transformations to Sustainability is a new Sida-supported ISSC programme that will fund and promote research on innovative processes of social transformation to secure equitable and durable solutions to some of the urgent global problems we face today such as climate change, biodiversity loss, food security, poverty, and inequality. How can we find solutions that will work and that are […]