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Program 4th Regional European IASC-Conference (Bern, 10-13 May 2016) out now

The program for the 4th European IASC-Conference (Bern, 10-13 May 2016) is out now. The program comprises several keynote lectures by renowned experts on commons issues as well as a large number of interesting presentations by on a wide range of commons issues by the conference participants. Next to the regular sessions there will be several practitioners' labs, dealing with the specific issues expert practitioners encounter in the daily practice of the common.

Symposium on Public Private Partnerships for the Governance and Management of Ecosystem Services (Ljubljana, 19-20 May 2016)

IASC-member Romina Rodela is one of the organizers of the two-day symposium 'Public Private Partnerships for the Governance and Management of Ecosystem Services', hosted by the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and supported by the Slovene Research Agency, the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, and Utrecht University.

Job opportunity - Research Associate agri-environmental governance, policy analysis & commons research, Martin Luther University

The Professorship of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy with a focus on Governance and Natural Resources (Prof. Insa Theesfeld) is member of the Institute of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Currently, there is a job opportunity (3 years, 100%, prolognation foreseen) for a Research Associate agri-environmental governance, policy analysis & commons research, staring per 1 August 2016.

Landac new organizational member IASC

LANDac – the Netherlands Academy on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development – brings together researchers, policy makers, development practitioners and business professionals in the field of land governance and development. With a focus on new pressures and competing claims on land and natural resources, the LANDac network conducts research, disseminates information, and organizes courses and training. Our guiding question is how to optimize the link between land governance, sustainable development and poverty alleviation.

Ynternet.org new organizational member of the IASC

In Ynternet.org, the Y means why, because we care about the meanings of internet. The final .org means non-profit, common good, it’s a mark of respect for the collective wisdom in today's information society. Founded in 1998 with support by the Swiss government, in 2006 it was transformed from an association to a foundation, in order to function as an independent body within civil society. Based at the university campus of Battelle (Geneva, Switzerland), Ynternet.org is serving public interest in multilateral projects and private-public partnerships.

Extended deadline 3rd Thematic IASC-Conference on Knowledge Commons, Paris, 20-22 October 2016 - deadline abstracts 1 May 2016

‘ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE COMMONS THROUGH LEGAL AND SOCIAL CHANGES' - WHEN COMMONS MEET LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY

Date: 20-22 October 2016 (extended dates!)

Venue: Paris (France)

Conference chairs: Séverine Dusollier, Tom Dedeurwaerdere

Spring Issue 2016 of International Journal of the Commons out now!

The International Journal of the Commons has issued its Spring Issue of 2016. This issue contains over a dozen of research articles, related to the governance on a wide range of resources all over the world: from Alpine meadows in Italy to public open spaces in Malaysia and from firewood in Northern Argentina to the floodplains of Zambia.

The new issue of the International Journal of the Commons will be officially launched at the 4th European IASC-Conference in Bern, 10-13 May 2016

Job Opportunity - Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Environmental Management and Governance

The School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Environmental Management and Governance. We welcome applications from scholars who will advance environmental and social justice issues as they relate to Aboriginal communities in Canada through interdisciplinary research, teaching, mentoring, and community engagement.

IASC endorses the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights

The global call to action is a campaign of the Rights and Resources Initiative and multiple partners to support the communal land rights of indigenous people and communities. The campaign calls for doubling the land area legally recognized as owned or controlled by indigenous people and communities by 2020. On the 8th of march 2016, the International Association for the Commons endorsed and signed the "Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights" in The Hague, together with more than 300 organizations worldwide.

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