Event Agenda


INGSA 2016 Conference

Starts: September 29, 2016

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Description: International Network for Government Science Advice: Science and Policy-Making: towards a new dialogue

A two-day conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September 2016. Jointly organised by the European Commission and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), the conference will bring together users and providers of scientific advice on critical, global issues. Policy-makers, leading practitioners and scholars in the field of science advice to governments, as well as other stakeholders, will explore principles and practices in a variety of current and challenging policy contexts. It will also present the new Scientific Advice Mechanism of the European Commission to the international community. Through keynote lectures and plenary discussions and topical parallel sessions, the conference aims to take a major step towards responding to the challenge best articulated by the World Science Forum Declaration of 2015:

“The need to define the principles, processes and application of science advice and to address the theoretical and practical questions regarding the independence, transparency, visibility and accountability of those who receive and provide advice has never been more important. We call for concerted action of scientists and policy-makers to define and promulgate universal principles for developing and communicating science to inform and evaluate policy based on responsibility, integrity, independence, and accountability.”

Find out more:
http://www.ingsa.org/events/2016-conference/

Future Earth pop-up webinar - best practices on transdisciplinary and co-designed research

Starts: September 29, 2016

Location: https://connectpro.helsinki.fi/atm_suni/

Description: Join the Future Earth series of interactive webinars on best practices on transdisciplinary and co-designed research

In this second webinar in the series, we will discuss how to mobilize and engage scientists and stakeholders in transdisciplinary research processes to produce solutions for sustainable development. We hear experiences presented by CIRODD (Interuniversity Centre of Research on Sustainable Development Operationalization), Canada.

Programme

1. How does CIRODD view transdisciplinarity? Mobilizing scientists and stakeholders to put sustainable development into practice. Laure Waridel, Director, CIRODD
- Discussion
2. Case study: sustainable neighbourhood. Leading transdisciplinary projects to success. Isabelle Lessard, Scientific Coordinator, CIRODD
- Discussion

This webinar series is a platform for the Future Earth community to share their knowledge and experiences on co-design and transdisciplinarity, leading up to the Future Earth Regional Workshop for Europe on 22-23 November 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. This year's workshop is offers training in transdisciplinarity for Future Earth European participants.

The webinars are open to all, including scientists, communicators, and stakeholders in the fields of sustainability and global change.

For more information, contact Tanja Suni, Executive Director of the European Alliance of Global Change Research Committees at tanja.suni@helsinki.fi.

Join via Adobe Connect Pro: https://connectpro.helsinki.fi/atm_suni/

Future Earth pop-up webinar - best practices on transdisciplinary and co-designed research

Starts: September 29, 2016

Location: Online - join via Adobe Connect

Description: Join the Future Earth series of interactive webinars on best practices on transdisciplinary and co-designed research.

In this second webinar in the series, we will discuss how to mobilize and engage scientists and stakeholders in transdisciplinary research processes to produce solutions for sustainable development. We hear experiences presented by CIRODD (Interuniversity Centre of Research on Sustainable Development Operationalization), Canada.

Programme

1. How does CIRODD view transdisciplinarity? Mobilizing scientists and stakeholders to put sustainable development into practice. Laure Waridel, Director, CIRODD
- Discussion
2. Case study: sustainable neighbourhood. Leading transdisciplinary projects to success. Isabelle Lessard, Scientific Coordinator, CIRODD
- Discussion

This webinar series is a platform for the Future Earth community to share their knowledge and experiences on co-design and transdisciplinarity, leading up to the Future Earth Regional Workshop for Europe on 22-23 November 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. This year's workshop is offers training in transdisciplinarity for Future Earth European participants.

The webinars are open to all, including scientists, communicators, and stakeholders in the fields of sustainability and global change.

For more information, contact Tanja Suni, Executive Director of the European Alliance of Global Change Research Committees at tanja.suni@helsinki.fi.

Join via Adobe Connect: https://connectpro.helsinki.fi/atm_suni/

ISSC General Assembly

Starts: October 24, 2016

Location: HiOA - Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Pilestredet 46, 0167 Oslo, Norway

Description: The two-day General Assembly will be followed by a one-day scientific event (October 26th) on issues raised by the recent migration and refugee crises.

2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance: “Confronting Complexity and Inequality"

Starts: December 7, 2016

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Description: The 2016 Conference on Earth System Governance will address the overarching theme of ‘Confronting Complexity and Inequality’.

http://earthsystemgovernance.net/nairobi2016/

3rd Conference of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences

Starts: March 10, 2017

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Description: We are pleased to announce that the 3rd ACSS Conference, titled “State, Sovereignty, and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches”, will take place on March 10-12, 2017 in Beirut.
http://www.theacss.org/

Ethnografilm Festival

Starts: April 11, 2017

Location: Paris, France

Description: More details will be added to the ISSC website soon.

Two Decades of Globalising Social Sciences - Concepts, Strategies, Achievements

Starts: April 27, 2017

Location: Kharazmi University, Tehran, Tehran, W Roodsar St, Iran

Description: World Social Sciences and Humanities Network International Conference
http://www.worldsshnet.org/home

Globalization, Growth and Sustainability - 18th World International Economic Association (IEA) Congress

Starts: June 19, 2017

Location: Santa Fe, Mexico City

Description: The International Economic Association (IEA) is pleased to announce its Eighteenth World Congress to be held in Santa Fe, Mexico City between Monday 19 and Friday 23 June 2017.The congress is jointly organized with the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE, Mexico. The theme of the congress is Globalization, Growth and Sustainability.

The world congress is a global event, and is the sole world meeting embracing all fields of economics, including all areas and all approaches, from theory to empirics. Because of its broadness, it attracts not only scholars but also distinguished economists from non-academic institutions such as central banks and other public institutions from a very wide range of countries, permitting a rich exchange of views.
The upcoming congress will feature research presentations by leading economists from across the globe. More than 500 economists are expected to attend and over 400 papers will be presented in parallel academic sessions. There will also be a number of policy sessions and keynote lectures.

Please visit the website for more details: http://www.iea-world.org/congress-2017-mexico/

Key dates

August 1, 2016 Paper submission opens; registration opens
October 31, 2016 Paper submission closes
January 31, 2017 Notification of paper acceptance
April 30, 2017 Regular registration ends
May 1 – 19 June Late registration ends

Transformations 2017

Starts: August 30, 2017

Location: Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR), University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

Description:
Main theme: ‘Sustainability transformations in practice’.
Sub themes:

- Conceptualising sustainability transformations
- Designing transformation and transformative forms of design
- Conditions and practices for transformation
- Research for transformation
- Creativity and innovation for enhancing thinking and practice of transformation
- Linking practice with policy

http://www.transformations2017.org

Future Earth regional workshop for Europe

Starts: November 22, 2017

Location: Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, Stockholm

Description: Registration is open from 15 September to 1 November. You can find the registration form here: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/72867/lomake.html

This year's European regional workshop offers training in transdisciplinary skills and co-design methodology. The workshop is open to all Future Earth participants in the core projects, national committees, secretariat, Science and Engagement Committees and stakeholders located in Europe.

Goals of the workshop:

Getting acquainted with the principles and approaches of transdisciplinary research and co-production of knowledge;
Learning the main steps required to prepare a stakeholder interaction plan for a research project;
Applying these main steps to participants’ own projects through practical exercises.

Trainer organisations:
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE); University of Bern; td-net; Network for Transdisciplinary Research; Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences; International Social Science Council (ISSC); Susanne Moser Research & Consulting

Organizers:
European Alliance of Global Change Research Committees
Future Earth
Swedish national committee for global change research
SSEESS

The participants are asked kindly to organize their own travel and accommodation. Participants will need to cover their own travel and subsistence expenses.

For more information: tanja.suni(a)helsinki.fi