It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 12th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, which will be held from June 20-23, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary hosted by the Corvinus Business School, Corvinus University of Budapest.
In 2017 the main theme of the conference will be ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS IN ACTION: BUILDING A REFLECTIVE AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY. The conference aims to bring together diverse sets of actors who are engaged in co-producing ecological economics insights and advice for responsible and creative pathways towards sustainability. We seek to open up disciplinary boundaries through collaboration and discussion, as well as through critical engagement and mutual learning with practitioners and local community efforts that aim to realise transformation towards sustainability.
We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract and special session proposal through the conference website esee2017budapest.org. The deadline for submitting special session proposals is 7 October, 2016 and for abstract submission is 25 November, 2016. » Read the full article
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the society in 1996, ESEE has published a special bulletin to reflect on two decades of the society and ecological economics in Europe, with contributions from Arild Vatn, Inge Røpke, Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Clive Spash and Tommaso Luzzati, amongst others. » Read the full article
The European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) herewith expresses its concern for the academics in Turkey being investigated, and three being held in prison since March 15, for expressing their views—under the petition “We Will Not be a Party to this Crime”—on the conflict in the South-East region of Turkey, and condemns the recent steps taken against the scholars who have been calling for peace in the country.
Concerned about the decline of academic freedoms in Turkey and in line with its commitment to the defense of freedom of representation and dissemination of ideas, the ESEE urges the government of Turkey to fully respect the right of scholars to express their opinions in public without censorship or restraint. We also urge the Higher Education Council (YÖK) to withdraw its request to the rectors to open up an inquiry on the signatories.
While our expression of solidarity extends to all people and academics affected by the repressive measures taken by the Government of Turkey, the ESEE is particularly concerned with the ecological economics community of scholars, intellectuals, practitioners, and activists in Turkey who are facing prosecution for their commitment to peace and social justice.
Irene Ring, Erik Gómez-Baggethun & Tom Bauler (president / vice-presidents)