Applications Open! Edible City Solutions Transdisciplinary Summer School 2021 @ IRITHESys

Do you want to connect with sustainable city specialists, learn from experts about food innovation, circular resource use and how edible city solutions (ECS) can help foster social and environmental resilience in cities around the world?
This summer the EdiCitNet project  (Edible Cities Network), is holding an online summer school, from September 20th – October 1st 2021, exploring exactly that.
Participants in the EdiCitNet Summer School will get the opportunity to develop their own “Edible City Solution”, designed to effectively tackle local urban environmental and social challenges. Throughout the two weeks, international transdisciplinary groups will explore the complexity of Edible City Solutions and the challenges and opportunities that exist when it comes to applying them in a real world context.
This event will bring together, and draw from insights, from both the academic and non-academic community – with experts supplying their knowledge on different topics from the broad field of edible city solutions, and practitioners providing their insights from the field. The EdiCitNet Summer School will also be adapting and combining successful aspects of common summer school formats, and complementing traditional elements such as lectures and presentations with group work, online team-building activities and transdisciplinary cooperation. Participation in this summer school is free of charge.
The EdiCitNet summer school will take place online from 20 September to 1 October, 2021 and focus on investigating the social, economic, political and ecological aspects of Edible City Solutions and working together to co-create and explore visions for socially resilient and sustainably productive cities.
Highlights of the summer school include:

  • Inspiring talks on sustainable architecture and urban design, innovative water and resource management and using ECS to tackle social challenges
  • Virtual on-site tours demonstrating best practices and insights into real-life Edible City Solutions
  • Engaging “hands-on” interactive tasks with stakeholders and the international ECS network
  • Project work and practical tasks within interdisciplinary working groups
  • Regular input and feedback from ECS experts from diverse backgrounds
  • A flexible, digital learning environment that can be adapted to your own individual schedule and fitted around other work or study commitments
  • An official certificate upon completion of the programme

Application – Deadline: 16 July, 2021Applications are invited from a range of different interested parties: including international city administrators, small and medium-sized enterprises, non-governmental organisations and of course doctoral researchers. The summer school is free of charge. Spaces are limited, therefore admission is based on application.

For more information and to sign up, click here: https://www.iri-thesys.org/events/summer-school/thesys-summer-school-2021

Help Organize the IST Newcomers’ Session!

Every year, NEST organizes the Newcomers’ session at IST. This year’s IST will be held in October and hosted by the ISI Fraunhofer Institute in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Newcomers’ session is a time and space for new members of the sustainability transitions community to meet, engage, network and learn. It’s targeted not only to early career researchers but also those who may have transitioned from another field.

The highlights of the Newcomers’ session are typically one or two short talks about STs, followed by a chance to meet senior researchers in person in a small group format. Imagine a number of senior researchers each standing around a small table where you can easily approach and have a small chat.

Whether hybrid, in-person or fully online, we are still planning on organizing a Newcomers’ session and we need your help! If you’re interested in helping to organize the session, please reach out.

The main responsibilities will be to help organize, coordinate and reach out to senior researchers and organize the session itself. The Newcomers’ session usually takes place the evening before the conference starts. The full IST schedule and format will be made known in due time.

Write us if you’re interested in helping to organize this fantastic event: transitions.nest@gmail.com

See here for last year’s information: https://wordpress.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a0a8fdf01a1136b37c5fb8be3&id=2a40e34320&e=fc79907bee

NESTwebinar on Deep Transitions with Johan Schot (8th of July)

Are you interested in learning about Deep Transitions?

If yes, then join us for a new edition of the NESTwebinar series on Deep Transition with Johan Schot on Thursday 8th of July (4pm CEST).

Please register by 6th of July to receive the Zoom login information by clicking here

All 13 previous webinars as well as the NEST conference keynotes can be (re)watched on the NEST Youtube Channel.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out by email. As always, feel free to use #NESTwebinar to join the conversation on social media.

Extended deadline: 2021 EU-SPRI Early Career Conference (ECC) on Transformative Innovation Policy

We have extended the deadline for submission until 1st July 2021 for the 2021 Eu-SPRI Early Career Conference (ECC) onTransformative Innovation Policy: Concepts, Methods and Policy Practices which will take place in Paris, France, on 21-23 of October. We cordially invite PhD candidates, post-doctoral and early career researchers to share and discuss their scientific contributions (papers) to Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policies for forward-looking transformations. The expected and encouraged fields of study are sociology, economics, political science, geography, public policy and innovation studies; other fields are also considered. The conference will consist of keynote talks, paper presentations, policy-practitioner panels, and a workshop on ‘science-to-policy’. 

This ECC event is organized by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Center for Innovation Systems & Policy; the Université Gustave Eiffel (UGE), Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences, Innovations, Sociétés (LISIS), in collaboration with University of Vienna, Department of Geography and Regional Research and the Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA). The ECC is free for EU-SPRI members (more information on EU-SPRI can be found here: https://euspri-forum.eu/) and a number of UERA grants for researchers from widening countries is available on request via eMail to ecc.euspri2021@ifris.org.

Submissions are welcome via the EasyChair System. For more information please visit the conference website http://umr-lisis.fr/actualites/activite/eu-spri-2021-early-career-research-conference-ecc-21-23-october-2021-paris-france/  or contact the local organizing team:ecc.euspri2021@ifris.org     

Looking forward to your submissions,

Research Fellow in Energy Justice and Transitions REF 6260 – SPRU – University of Sussex Business School

https://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/jobs/research-fellow-6260

Research Fellow in Energy Justice and Transitions REF 6260

School/department: University of Sussex Business School / Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU)
Hours: full time Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 14 months 
Reference: 6260
Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 28 June 2021
Closing date:  12 July 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: w/c 19 July 2021
Expected start date: September or October 2021


Job description

The Sussex Energy Group, within the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex Business School, are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Energy Justice and Transitions to work with Professor Benjamin Sovacool, Professor Adrian Smith, and Dr Mari Martiskainen and teams on two projects: the Centre for Research Into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) funded project Fuel and Transport Poverty in the UK’s Energy Transition (FAIR), and the ESRC / JPI SOLSTICE funded project Responsive Organising for Low Emission Societies (ROLES).

The Research Fellow will organise workshops, focus groups and undertake interviews with a range of research participants including policy makers, regulators, energy suppliers, advocacy groups, and householders. They will analyse interview and focus group data using qualitative data analysis methods; contribute to writing academic journal papers, policy briefings and blog posts; and present research findings to key audiences.

Essential criteria for the post include:

  • A PhD in a related area (e.g. energy social science research or other relevant social science research)
  • Knowledgeable about themes in energy justice, energy poverty and/or power in relation to energy studies
  • Good general knowledge about UK energy policy
  • Proven ability to organise, undertake and analyse systematically in-depth qualitative interviews with a range of policy, practitioner and lay subjects to academic and ethical standards
  • Experience organising workshops with policy, practitioner and lay participants, and documenting and analysing workshops
  • Ability to write reports and blogpost for non-academic audiences, particularly policy-makers and think tanks

Please contact Prof Benjamin Sovacool (B.Sovacool@sussex.ac.uk) for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 6260 [PDF 176.35KB]


How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to usbsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

AdHoc Webinar: Industrial decarbonisation policies (tomorrow)

We want to invite you to our RENEW-Industry AdHoc webinar: Industrial policy making for a climate-friendly industry, tomorrow, 26th of June at 16.00h (CET).

A 25-30 minute presentation by Karsten Neuhoff, Head of Department Climate Policy, DIW Berlin, will be followed by half an hour of Q&A to allow for a vivid exchange of questions and concerns about this burning issue.

For more information on how to access this open event, please follow this link. No registration required.

Call for Applications: Dresden Leibniz Graduate School 2022

The application call announcement for the next cohort of the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School is now open. DLGS offers full PhD scholarships for young researchers interested in the field of spatial sustainability science. The current call topic is “Beyond 2030: Envisioning sustainable and resilient places for transformative change”. The deadline is September 15, 2021 and the program starts on March 1, 2022.

A detailed description of the research topic and the application process can be found on the website:http://www.dlgs-dresden.de/ or in the attached call.

DLGS would be grateful if you would forward the attached call announcement to potential interested parties or generally disseminate it in your networks.

Invitation to NEST webinar #13: Transitions in the Global South

On Wednesday, 23 June, 14:00 CEST, Katharina Schiller and Mónica Ramos-Mejía will co-lead a session titled: An Introduction to Transitions in the Global South.  

Please register by 21 June to receive the Zoom login information through this form

All 12 previous webinars as well as the NEST conference keynotes can be (re)watched on the NEST Youtube Channel

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out via email or Twitter (@TransitionsNEST). As always, feel free to use #NESTwebinar to join the conversation on social media. 

Invitation to Brown Bag June 24 – Women’s Career Progressions: Female Entrepreneurship and Women’s Networks and Invitation to “Violence Against Women” Webinar June 25

Brown Bag Lunch Conversation on June 24 

In our upcoming Brown Bag Lunch Conversation, Dr. Selin Dilli (Economic History) and Sanjana Singh (Sociology) will present their work on “Women’s Career Progressions: Female Entrepreneurship and Women’s Networks”. The session will take place on Thursday June 24, 2021, between 12:00-13:00.  

This session engages with two research projects that center around women’s careers. First, Dr. Selin Dilli will present her work on the diversity of female entrepreneurship in Europe and how this diversity is often overlooked in discussions concerning the gap between female/male participation in entrepreneurship. Second, Sanjana Singh will present her research on (women’s) networks at work and how these social networks influence one’s occupational careers. Together, the presentations will delve into different institutional drivers of women’s careers and female entrepreneurship.  

Please find more information about the session attached. Please do not forget to register here in order to be sent the link for the Teams meeting the day before.  

Violence Against Women Webinar Series: Femicide, Domestic Violence, and Rape on June 25 

In collaboration with the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law, Utrecht University organizes a webinar series on Violence Against Women. The second webinar of the series will focus on the nature and the scope of the problems regarding femicide, domestic violence and rape, and on effective ways and means to tackle it. What can we learn from different approaches from different regions in the world to combat femicide, domestic violence and rape? 

The speakers of this session are Hub member dr. Lorena Sosa (Utrecht University) and prof. dr. Rosa Celorio (George Washington University Law School). The session will be moderated by prof. dr. Linda Senden (Utrecht University). 

Please find more information about the session and the series attached. 

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