Ecosystems, science-policy interface, IA Tools, Development
Excerpt:The 15th Annual BIOECON Conference will be held at Kings College Cambridge, England on 19-20 September 2013. This year’s meeting is inviting attention to the relationship between biodiversity and land use management, population and food security.
Excerpt:The UFZ Leipzig Graduate School offers a HIGRADE Advanced Course on matters related to science policy interfaces and transdisciplinarity.
Excerpt:Two Postdoctoral Researcher Positions in Agricultural / Development Economics (University of Göttingen). Both positions are available from August 2013 (exact timing somewhat flexible).
Special Symposium on Nature, Science, and Politics, or: Policy Assessment to Promote Sustainable Development
Excerpt:This special symposium explores how the construction and utilization of scientific knowledge in policy making and its impact in the policy process itself can be better understood. ...
Excerpt:This paper by B. Manos, Th. Bournaris, Ch. Moulogianni and S. Arampatzis aims to provide a review of the IA tools applied for the assessment of the EU policies in agriculture and environment, to analyse and to classify them by different criteria according to the policy that they have been applied to and by the impacts that they have been measured.
Excerpt:BONUS is calling for project proposals for two different collaborative projects within the scope of the BONUS strategic research agenda 2011-2017 in order to strengthen scientific research capacity in the Baltic Sea Region.
Excerpt:The UrbanFood (Plus) Network West Africa/ Germany announces 20 PhD and Post-doc positions at the Universities of Kassel, Bochum, Göttingen and Freiburg to be filled by February 2013.
LIAISE Working Paper No.4: The LIAISE Approach for Co-designing Knowledge on Impact Assessment Tools
Excerpt:Impact Assessment (IA) intends to collect evidence on the likely impacts of new policies and thereby minimize unwanted side-effects and maximize the benefits to society. Although it is a requirement in the EC and all OECD countries, the scope and methods vary considerably. ...
Excerpt:STEP-WISE and STREAM projects are jointly organising their final conference on 3-4 December, 2012 in Brussels, presenting concrete instruments to facilitate the dialogue between researchers, politicians and research-users. ...
Excerpt:This year's Berlin Conference on "Evidence for Sustainable Development", held from 5-6 October, has been a great success. About 250 participants from more than 40 countries gathered at the Freie Universität Berlin to present their research and discuss the latest trends in research on evidence use in policy making. ...