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REMINDER Call for Proposals for hosting and organizing Regional and Thematic IASC-Conferences 2017-2018 - deadline 15 March 2017

The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) is now accepting preliminary proposals from individuals/organizations interested in hosting and organizing Regional and Thematic IASC-Conferences for 2017-2018. Hosting these conferences are an excellent way to put your institution into the spotlights of commons' practitioners and researchers.

EXTENDED DEADLINE Call for Proposals Hosting IASC 2019 Biennial Conference - deadline for proposals March 15, 2017

The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) is now accepting preliminary proposals from individuals/organizations interested in HOSTING our 17th Biennial Conference in 2019.

IASC Biennial Conferences bring together commons scholars and practitioners from around the world. While the preparations for the XVI Biennial Conference of the IASC (Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017) are already in full swing, the IASC Secretariat is already looking for enthusiastic organizers for the 2019 Biennial Conference. Proposals should be in before March 15, 2017.

Call for Papers, Panels, and Posters - XVI Biennial IASC Conference (Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017) - Deadline 15 October 2016

The local organizers of the XVI Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons welcome abstracts for papers, posters, and panels to be presented at this conference, to be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 10 to 14 July 2017.

Triodos Foundation new supporting member of IASC

As of June 2016, Triodos Foundation has joined the IASC as supporting member for the period 2016-2020. Triodos Foundation has over 40 years of experience within working with gift money for the purpose of a sustainable society and a greater quality of life. Triodos Foundation's aim is to stimulate national and international initiatives that instigate social renewal, especially in organic farming, development, the environment, sustainable energy, arts and culture, education and health care. Triodos Foundation serves as an intermediary between donors and a broad range of projects.

Call for Contributions to Practitioners' Labs 4th European IASC-Conference (Bern, 10-13 May 2016) - deadline 1 April 2016

In order to promote meetings between academic scholars and expert practitioners to exchange their experience, ideas and questions with the academic scholars working on commons, the IASC now issues a call directed specifically at practitioners working on commons.In the past, practitioners’ meetings have been organized at several IASC-conferences, offering an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and expertise between practitioners and academic scholars interested in commons.

Announcement of laureates Elinor Ostrom Award 2017

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.

Postdoc Position on Environmental Justice in India

The Menno Simons College of the Canadian Mennonite University and the Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences of the University of Winnipeg jointly welcome applications for a Postdoctoral Associate on 'The Imapcts of Green Courts in India'

New online commons course 'From source to sea - governance of water resources' launched

CCRI has launched a new course in the online courses series of ‘Commons Management & Governance’, a series of on-line short courses, focusing on different aspects of commons: their management, governance and sustainability. The theme of this new course, running May 15, 2017 - June 23, 2017, and issued under the auspices of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), will be 'From source to sea - Governance of water resources'.

Online commons course 'Managing our common resources' starts March 13!

On March 13, 2017, the online commons course 'Managing our common resources', organized by CCRI will start; the course will run until April 28, 2017. This course will be delivered through distance-learning approaches, making use of video and audio materials, readings, on-line activities, and group discussion forums, enabling participants to learn from one another as well as from the tutors.

Workshop 'The Study of Cooperatives' - Humboldt University Berlin, March 27-30, 2017

On March 27-30, 2017, IASC-member Professor Markus Hanisch, Chair of ‘Economics of Agricultural Cooperatives’ at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, together with partners from Wageningen, Athens, and Saskatchewan University will organize the Workshop ‘The Study of Cooperatives’. The objective of the workshop is to give orientation to early-career social scientists interested in the study of cooperation and cooperative organizations. The aim is to provide training and a forum for networking and discussion on methodical strengths and weaknesses for the study of cooperative organizations.

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