UNRISD at Resilience 2017 – from 21st to 23rd of August (Stockholm, Sweden)

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If you are researching policies that support resilience and social-ecological transformations to sustainability, UNRISD would like to hear from you. We are organizing a session on “The Transformation we want: Towards a global policy environment for resilient futures” at the Resilience 2017 conference, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden on 21-23 August 2017 and are seeking abstracts on policy reforms and innovations which will produce environmentally sustainable and socially just solutions.

About the UNRISD session

The session is part of the theme on social-ecological transformations for sustainability. Starting from the definition of transformative change proposed in the UNRISD 2016 Flagship Report the session aims to advance the understanding of the political processes underlying eco-social policy approaches that integrate environmentally sustainable and socially just solutions. It seeks to inform global policy debates with an analysis of the processes of change required to promote sustainability and resilience.

What we are looking for

For the UNRISD session, we are looking for national or subnational level examples of policy reform that combine and prioritize social and environmental goals for more sustainable and transformative outcomes. In these examples, we are particularly interested in the politics and power relations that shape transformative change. Abstracts are invited for papers that will address the following questions:

  • How does the new or adjusted policy prioritize environmental and social objectives in an integrated “eco-social” framework?
  • What are the inclusive and democratic characteristics of the reform process?
  • What new institutions, coordination mechanisms or partnerships have emerged from the new/adjusted policy?
  • How is the policy design based on human rights and part of a comprehensive and integrated strategy?
  • What fundamentally different outcomes (transformative change) are driven by the new/reformed policy ?
  • How is the new/reformed policy financed?

Submissions are welcome from scholars, practitioners and policy makers. Priority will be given to developing country examples.

How to submit an abstract

In order to submit your 300-word abstract, please visit http://resilience2017.org/, create an account and select the following options:

Track S – Accepted Sessions

Topic: S55 The Transformation we want: Towards a global policy environment for resilient futures

Conference theme: Social-ecological transformations for sustainability
UNRISD will select up to five abstracts for the session. Other submissions may be considered for inclusion in an upcoming UNRISD Think Piece series on eco-social policies for resilient futures.

Deadline for submission is 13 January 2017. Please contact us at krause@unrisd.org, indicating “Resilience 2017” in the subject line, if you have questions regarding the abstract submission. Please do not send submissions directly to UNRISD; use the conference website as indicated above.

Cost and funding

Accepted speakers will be responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation costs. Limited funding for developing country scholars may be made available by the conference organizers.

About the Resilience 2017 conference

Following previous Resilience conferences held on triennial basis since 2008, Resilience 2017 will discuss resilience as a key lens for biosphere-based sustainability science. It will reflect back on the scientific progress made, and aim to set out exciting future directions for research. A main focus will be on global sustainability challenges and opportunities, which today are heavily influenced by the speed, scale and connectivity of the Anthropocene.

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IJCCR Special Issue – 3rd International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies (Bahia, 2015)

Dear authors,

we are now preparing a special issue of the International Journal of  Community Currency Research (IJCCR) with papers from the 3rd International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies that took place Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

We are inviting all authors to submit their papers directly in the IJCCR submission system, following the rules and format of this journal. The papers must to be submitted by December 15, 2016. Papers have to be submitted in English. We suggest the authors make improvements in their papers before submitting to the journal. If accepted, authors will do the proof-reading of their papers. Papers  will follow the normal process of the IJCCR and the accepted papers will compose the special issue.

Our apologies for the delay in communicating the special issue. We look forward to receiving your papers.

Special Issue Editor – Ariádne Scalfoni Rigo (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)

Chief editor – Georgina M. Gómez (International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

 

Ariádne Scalfoni Rigo

Management School of Federal University of Bahia

Avenida Reitor Miguel Calmon

Vale do Canela, EAUFBA, sala 29A
Salvador-BA/Brasil

 

IV International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies (10-14 May, 2017)

The 4th International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies organized by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya UOC will take place from 10th to 14th May 2017 at the Parque Tecnlógico Nou Barris.

UOC will organize the event together with Research Association on Monetary Innovation and Community and Complementary Currency Systems (RAMICS), International Journal of Community Currency Research (IJCCR), Instituto de la Moneda Social (IMS), Xarxa d’Economia Solidària (XES) and Sustainability School.

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The 4th Conference’s goal is to reflect on social and complementary currencies as tools which, on being implemented by people themselves, nurture the social change in favor of a completely sustainable development. Self-management, trust, closeness, respect and benevolence, among others are quite determining elements in the future of such sort of initiatives.

However, as in any type of behavior, it is necessary that such behavior should be well accepted in people’s daily actions so it should last over time. The consciousness-building in the whole process, as well as the drive promoted from the innermost part of our being, from our personal values, are the key to warrant the survival of this sort of initiatives.

We have to ask ourselves whether members of the communities operating with social and complementary currencies are really aware of the motivations which have moved them towards this, as well as of the consequences brought about by their actions.

Is it about an opportunist behavior? Or is it rather a behavior which is really best for sustainability? Is there any reason in this respect? Is there any dominant motivation? What makes some initiatives endure over time than others?  Is there any sort of behavior to nurture it?

These and other questions, on the basis of debates, presentations, workshops, experiences… are intended to be answered under a multidisciplinary perspective, either from the own theoretical viewpoint or from the daily practice, either from the academy or from activism. Solely and exclusively, the fusion of both fields can warrant a real progress of this sort of communities, an advance towards the implementation of social and complementary currency systems which are sustainable over time, and are worth of redundancy, are to nurture the whole sustainability of life in Mother Earth.

That is why the conference’s official title is:

4th International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies: Money, Awareness and Values for Social Change

Official website

Call for papers

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Click here for the conference’s schedule

Event place

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Sponsors and Partners

The 4th Conference Organizing Committee makes a call to organizations or initiatives who want to collaborate with us in sponsoring the event. Any contribution (in cash or in kind) that these organizations can donate, will be quite welcome. Our aim is to guarantee the best quality and to make the best use of these days in the conference. Would you like to contribute? For us, it is relevant to count with a network of collaborators and volunteers who, to some degree, want to get involved with the event’s organization, either during the previous stage or during the conference days. In any of these two scenarios cases, you can contact the 4th Conference Organizing Committee here through this web page.

 

Announcing the 2nd International Conference on Complementary Currency Systems, June 2013

2nd International Conference on Complementary Currency Systems:

Multiple moneys and development: making payments in diverse economies

Organised by the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

June 19th to 22nd, 2013 (Academic strand: 19th and 20th June; Practitioners’ strand: 21st and 22nd June)

The conference seeks to discuss the social, economic and political significance of multiple currency systems for development. It calls for papers on complementary currency systems, historical experiences with multiple monies, alternative exchange networks, and other practices with diverse means of payment. The II International Conference on Complementary Currency Systems also aims at consolidating the practice of holding a meeting every two years for researchers and practitioners on the topic.

It offers space to academics and practitioners alike to organize panels, workshops, and any other session formats that participants see fit to stimulate the exchange of ideas and experiences. In principle the conference will have two strands with academic and practitioners’ activities respectively but there will be various instances for interconnection. The first two days of the conference (June 19th and June 20th) will concentrate the academic panels and the last two days (June 21st and June 22nd) will focus on the practitioners’ activities.

The conference will be bilingual (English and Spanish) with sessions organized in either language.

Conference fees’ waivers and travel subsidies are available but in great demand. Please submit your request  with your abstract, with details on what kind of waiver or subsidy you require and a budget for your travel expenses, if applicable.

Conference website: www.iss.nl/ccs2013

Conference e-mail: ccsconf@iss.nl