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Call for Proposals for organizing 2019 IASC Biennial Conference - EXTENDED DEADLINE 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.

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New IASC-President and Council Members

As per January 15, 2017, John Powell has become the new President of the IASC, succeeding Tine De Moor, who has presided the IASC from 2015-2017. Together with this regular change of Presidency, Marco Janssen has been elected President-Elect. The IASC also welcomes three new Council Members: Sheila Foster, Everisto Mapedza, Catherine M. Tucker. The IASC Council wishes to thank Leticia Merino, Anne Larsson, and Lapologang Magole, all of whom completed their term as Council Members with the IASC, for their efforts and contributions to the IASC over the past years.

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Call for Papers and Panels 9th MARE People & The Sea Conference (Amsterdam, July 5-7, 2017) - deadline abstracts January 31, 2017

On July 5-7, 2017, the 9th MARE People & the Sea Conference will take place in Amsterdam. This year’s theme is 'Dealing with Maritime Mobilities'. Deadline for panel, paper proposals and other conference formats: January 31st, 2017 (GMT). The conference will be preceded by a Policy Day on July 4.

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New special issue International Journal of the Commons out now

Editors-in-Chief Frank van Laerhoven and Michael Schoon are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 10, Issue 2, of the International Journal of the Commons. This issue contains no less than three special issues of papers, apart from the regular research papers and book reviews.

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6th EMES International Research Conference 'Social enterprise for sustainable societies' (Louvain-la-Neuve, July 3-6, 2017)

The EMES International Research Network, in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Research Centre  on  Work,  State  and  Society  (CIRTES,  Université  Catholique  de  Louvain)  and  the  Belgian Interuniversity Attraction Pole on Social Enterprise (IAP‐SOCENT), is pleased to announce the 6th EMES International Research Conference on the theme "Social enterprise for  sustainable  societies", July  3‐6,  2017,  at  the  Université  Catholique de Louvain (Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium).

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Call for (Contributions to) Practicioners' Labs XVI Biennial Conference 'Practicing the Commons: Self-Governance, Cooperation and Institutional Change - deadline March 31, 2017

The organizers of the XVI Biennial IASC-Conference ‘Practicing the Commons: Self-Governance, Cooperation, and Institutional Change’ (Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017), hosted by the Institutions for Collective Action- research team and the Strategic Theme Institutions for Open Societies of Utrecht University, today have issued a Call for Contributions to Practitioners' Labs. Proposals can be submitted via the Conference Module starting today; final deadline is March 31, 2017.

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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.

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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.

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IASC endorses 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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