Welcome to the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE)!

ESEE is the European branch of the International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE).

ESEE is a non-profit, member-governed, organisation dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual well-being of nature and people.

ESEE publishes a newsletter and books (in association with various publishers); holds regional and international meetings; develops educational materials; and facilitates a voice for ecological economists in public forums.

ESEE provides a forum so that we might all better understand these issues. Add your voice to the discussion by becoming a member.

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3 year PostDoc in VIVA-PLAN project in Sweden

A 3 year post-doctoral position is available for an ambitious candidate that has a passion for the assessment of social and ecological values in the context of urban green governance. This is a full time position based at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Alnarp, Sweden and done as part to the VIVA-PLAN research project.

The successful candidate will be responsible for tasks, among others: 1) the assessment of ecological values for in-between spaces; 2) the application of public participation GIS tools for identifying the different types of social values assigned to in-between spaces by residents in each area; and 3) support the creation of a comprehensive report that presents key methods, results and policy implications.  The post-doc will receive strong support and mentoring from the Co-PI of the VIVA-PLAN project team – prof. Chris Raymond (HU), dr. Natalie Gulsrud (CU) and dr. Romina Rodela (SH).

Applications close on the 7th December. The full call with all details can be found here: https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/jobs-vacancies/

Chair of Business Management, esp. Corporate Biodiversity Management at TU Dresden, Germany

As part of the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States (Tenure Track Programme), the International Institute Zittau at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, invites applications for the Chair (W2) of Business Management, esp. Corporate Biodiversity Management (with tenure track to W3) with a six year contract, to be filled at 1st April 2019. Closing date for the application is 3 December 2018. More information in English language available here: https://tu-dresden.de/vacancy/6427

Upcoming ESEE election and call for nominations

The terms of office of the ESEE President, 2 Vice-Presidents and 3 Board Members are ending in 2018 after 3 years, which means we have elections in November 2018!

Our election committee is chaired by the ESEE President Irene Ring and includes our country contacts Inge Ropke and Tommaso Luzzati. As usual, they will count on your feedback and on your interest in playing an active role in the ESEE Board and get nominations for the election later this year.

The official calendar for 2018 elections is as follows:

  • Monday, October 15th – Sunday, November 11th: 4 weeks nomination period
  • Second half of November: Preparations for elections
  • Monday, November 26th – Sunday, December 16th: 3 weeks election period

To become a nominee the person has to be supported by five ESEE Members eligible to vote. All nominations for elections shall be made in writing to the secretariat, using the email-address: esee.elections@gmail.com and must be received by Sunday, November 11th, 2018.

Nomination shall include the names of the supporters. Supporters are asked to express their support directly to the secretariat (esee.elections@gmail.com) also up to the same deadline.

A brief CV, a photo and 5 lines on the motivation for working in the Board shall be provided to be put on the ESEE website as a pdf file during the election period.

Information on the candidates and the voting procedure will be given at the ESEE website. However, as only active ESEE Members paying their membership fees are entitled to stand and/or vote for the board elections, we encourage you to renew your membership (or become a member if you are not yet one!) as soon as possible. Based on the election calendar, you need to be an ESEE member by Friday, 23rd November 2018 to be eligible to vote in this year’s elections.

If you have any questions regarding nominations and/or elections do not hesitate to contact us at esee.elections@gmail.com.

Best wishes,

Begum Ozkaynak,

ESEE Secretary

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