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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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ClimateKIC Thematic Summer School 2013 “Making Transitions Happen”

Who can participate?
The participation in a PhD thematic summer school is part of the Climate KIC PhD program. All
Climate KIC PhD students should take part in a thematic summer school in their second or third year.
Furthermore we are happy to welcome students pursuing their PhD outside of Climate KIC and who
are interested in transition and climate change topics. Postgraduates with outstanding skills and
motivation to participate are also invited to apply.
The summer school will be held in English, in order to participate, students should have sufficient
language skills.
How to apply?
All details can be found here:

http://www.climatekic.org/events/summerschoolfrankfurt2013/

Application deadline is July 21st, 2013. Any applications submitted after the deadline will be marked
late and will be considered only after the review of applications received on or before July 21st.
Letters of acceptance will be sent out in early August.
Costs?
ClimateKIC covers full costs of the programme including accommodation (in double
rooms), breakfast and lunch, 5 dinners per weak, local transportation.
Participants need to cover the travel costs to/from Frankfurt themselves.

More information >>

RESPONDER Final Conference in Brussels, April 2014

Expressions of Interest

The European project RESPONDER (http://www.scp-responder.eu/) deals with potential political, social and economic contradictions between sustainable consumption and economic growth. Contradictions are dealt with by trying to link 4 different communities: scientists and policymakers on the one hand, and on the other, what could be called the “pro-growth community” (mostly mainstream economists and policy makers oriented towards the EU Lisbon Strategy) and the “beyond-growth community” (mostly scientists and ecological economists highlighting biophysical limits to growth, social movements in several European member states and policy makers involved in the sustainable development debate). In order to do so, the European project RESPONDER is based on Knowledge Brokerage Events (KBE) that use the technique of System Mapping with participation of academics, civil society activists and policy-makers. Ten KBE have taken place since 2011 on a variety of topics in the framework of a discussion on sustainability and economic growth and two European dialogues. Neo-liberal, Keynesian and Post-Growth perspectives are welcome in the analysis on 1) the food system, 2) ICT technologies 3) transport, mobility, 4) housing and urban planning   5) household savings, financial and environmental sustainability. » Read the full article

Student and early career discussion groups and mailing list

To ease communication between student and early career ESEE members, we have set up an email list and LinkedIn discussion group in addition to the ESEE Facebook page. Posting on either is open to all subscribers. The email list is particularly meant for sharing events and announcement that may be useful to other ESEE members. The LinkedIn group is particularly useful for discussions and requests – e.g. you may be looking for useful paper references, you may be looking for help or feedback in preparing teaching materials, you want someone to informally review a paper, you may be looking for funding sources etcetera.