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Expert meeting 'The Commons!' (Re:Creating Europe Forum on European Culture) - Amsterdam, 2 June 2016

On 2 June 2016, DutchCulture, European Cultural Foundation, and De Balie organized a closed expert session on 'The Commons!' as part of the Re:Creating Europe Forum on European Culture. Having been neglected for some time, the commons reemerged as a collective term for a wide range of citizen’s activities, from urban gardening to governing cultural spaces. During this expert session experts, artists, activists and academics discussed these questions: does this new emphasis on the Commons illustrate the transition from governments to co-governance, or are the Commons the last resort for bottom top activists, and how does the idea of the Commons relate to the local and the global?

Symposium 'De kracht van coöperativen in het beheer van commons' - Ghent - 8 September 2016

Coopkracht will organize on 8 September 2016, in cooperation with Coop-pharmacies, the research team Institutions for Collective Action of Utrecht University (supporting member of the IASC), Denktank Oikos (led by IASC-member Dirk Holemans), REScoop.be, WISE POWER, and the European Committeea symposium, entitled 'De kracht van coöperaties voor het beheer van commons' ['The power

Symposium 'Cooperation in the field' - Utrecht University - 23 June 2016

On 23 June the symposium ‘Cooperation in the field’ is organized and hosted by researchers affiliated with the strategic theme 'Institutions for Open Societies' (supporting member of the IASC) of Utrecht University. Several international speakers will share their practical experience with (research on) cooperation. The symposium forms part of a series of annual symposia on cooperation, one of the main research topics within the ‘Institutions’ theme.The symposium is free of charge, registration however is required

Symposium 'Ghent-city of the commons? Co-creation: a new form of cooperation between citizens & the government' (Ghent, 20 June)

IASC-member Dirk Holemans, chair of Oikos, will be moderating the symposium 'Ghent - city of the commons? Co-creation: a new form of cooperation between the citizens and the government', which will be organized by Oikos.be and which will be held on 20 June 2016 in Ghent.

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.

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