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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.

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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

Call for Abstracts and Special Sessions: 13th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, June 18th to 21st, 2019, Turku/Åbo, Finland

Conference objective and themes

Since its foundation in 1996, the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) has established theoretical and practical approaches for integrating often contested environmental and developmental issues. The 13th International Conference of ESEE in Turku will scrutinize the current co-creative turn in sustainability research and policy.

One key scientific challenge of tomorrow is to provide policy advice for legitimate, fair and evidence-informed sustainability transformation. ESEE 2019 will contribute to this challenge by exploring theories and applications of co-creation: an epistemic process that merges inter- and trans-disciplinary science and public deliberation with different phases of the policy cycle. ESEE 2019 brings together researchers, practitioners and civil society actors engaged in co-creation for institutional design, policy implementation and the evaluation of problem solving strategies.

ESEE 2019 builds on conventional as well as innovative formats. New interactive and dialogical formats will be applied in keynotes and co-creative events with scientists, business, governmental actors, media and civil society. We strongly encourage participants to reflect on co-creation in their own academic and non-academic work and to consider presenting their experiences, findings and insights in new creative formats.

Special session proposals

Special sessions involve 3–5 paper presentations (in 1.5 hours) with moderated discussion on specific topics and debates that complement the conference tracks and sub-tracks. Please submit your proposal by November 02nd, 2018.

Abstracts for papers and posters

Please submit a short abstract (100 words) and an extended abstract (1000–1500 words excluding references) by November 27th, 2018 via the online form. Submissions will be peer-reviewed. Each author can submit two abstracts as first (lead) author.

Poster session

There will be a poster session, and a best poster prize will be awarded at the conference. After the Day 1 and Day 2 morning keynotes there will a 15-minute slot for poster teasers.

Best paper prizes and EPG special issue

We will award two paper prizes, one for the best student paper and one for a regular paper submitted for and presented at the conference.

The Journal Environmental Policy and Governance will host a Special Issue compiled from selected papers presented at the ESEE 2019 Turku conference. All papers accepted for presentation (oral or poster) will be addressed with a targeted call for the special issue. The special issue papers will undergo the usual reviewing process of the journal.

In the line of the conference objectives, we suggest contributions within seven tracks:

1- Safeguarding biodiversity, climate, and ecosystem services
2- Reconciling consumption, need, and well-being
3- Developing sustainable futures
4- Formulating transformative policies
5- Redesigning institutions
6- Building post-growth economies
7- Ecological economics as transformative science

Further information on these seven tracks and the submission process can be found here.

Postdoc position Ecological Modeling/Uncertainty Analysis, at University of Braunschweig, Germany

The position (full time 100%, i.e. 39,8 hours per week; part-time is possible on request) starts as soon as possible and is limited to three years. The salary is in accordance with the German public service 13 TV-L.

The inter- and transdisciplinary project RUINS (Risk, Uncertainty and Insurance under Climate Change. Coastal Land Management on the German North Sea) studies both risk and Knightian uncertainty of climate change impacts and adaptation options for the case of coastal land management on the German North Sea, where people benefit from a suite of ecosystem services which are subject to climate change and to alternative land management options. We combine economics with landscape ecology through modelling, and we include local stakeholders in the process of analysis and conclusion.

More info: pdf and for informal enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Boris Schröder-Esselbach (boris.schroeder@tu-bs.de) or Dr. Anett Schibalski (a.schibalski@tu-bs.de).