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XVII Biennial IASC-Conference to be held in Lima, Peru, JUly 1-5, 2019

The XVII Biennial IASC-Conference will be held on July 1-5 in Lima, Peru, and will be organized jointly by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and the Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia). The conference will be chaired by prof. Juan Camillo Cárdenas of the Universidad de los Andes, the local organizing committee will be chaired by Deborah Delgado Pugley of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

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XVI Biennial IASC-Conference in Utrecht largest commons conference ever

Recently IASC2017, the XVI Biennial IASC-Conference 'Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change', was held in Utrecht, The Research Team 'Institutions for Collective Action' was one of the main organizers of the XVI Biennial IASC-Conference 'Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change', which was held July 10-14, 2017 in Utrecht. The conference, officially opened by Jet Bussemaker, the Netherlands Minister of Education, Culture, and Science, attracted about 800 participants, academics as well as practitioners, making this edition the largest conference on commons worldwide ever.

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Laureates Elinor Ostrom Award receive award at IASC2017

The Board of the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons has recently announced the laureates of the 2017 Awards. The Elinor Ostrom Award 2017 has been awarded to prof. Ugo Mattei (University of Turin / University of California-Hastings) in the category Senior Scholars, to prof. Joshua Cinner (James Cook University, Australia) in the category Young Scholars, and to the Asociación Forestal de Soria (Spain) in the category practitioners. The Awards will be presented at the IASC2017 Conference in Utrecht, July 10-14, 2017.

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New online course on water resources governance starts November 2017

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and the IASC jointly launch the new online course 'From source to sea - the governance of water resources', which will start November 2017.

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Online course 'Managing Our Commons Resources' scheduled for Feb.-March 2018

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and the IASC jointly organize a new online course 'Managing Our Common Resources', scheduled for February-March 2018.

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Commons Digest nr. 21 out now!

At the IASC2017 Conference, the most recent version of the Commons Digest was issued. tIn this issue's Commons Forum, papers presented for a panel on Urban Commons for the IASC2017 Conference are introduced. As always, this issue contains the newest listing of recent publications on commons, compiled by Emily Castle.

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Call for papers - British Council Agroforestry Workshop Kenya (December 18-21, 2017) - deadline August 30, 2017

The British Council is now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK, Kenya, and South Africa to apply to attend the workshop 'Role of small holder agroforestry systems in the arid and semi-arid region in combating climate change', which will be held on December 18-21, 2017, in Kisumu, Kenya.

The programme, ‘British Council Researcher Links’ provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations. The filled out form should be sent on or before the deadline of 30th August, 2017.

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