Monday, 3 April 2017

Impact Europe Online Course for Green Activists

Ceratonia Foundation participated in the session on Online E-learning and Green Politics workshop organised by the Green European Foundation at the Global and European Greens Congress in Liverpool. 

The online course for green activists is available online and can be accessed through this link: 


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

European Green Activists Training

The European Green Activist Training consists of training sessions for young Green activists in two phases: the first entails national trainings on domestic politics, as well as a session on European politics and institutions; and the second brings together the activists from different countries in Brussels to complement their training by experiencing the European political dimension first-hand. The European Green Activist Training project aims at the Europeanisation of existing trainings for Green activists in several European countries by making them more European in their content, but also more co-operative, by enabling young activists to meet and network.

More information here.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Good Governance, Good Practices: Conference



In September, Green European Foundation together with Ceratonia Foundation Malta will organise a conference which will discuss examples of bad governance in Malta and at the EU level and the implications this has for Euro-scepticism and populism. Bad governance examples will be compared with good practices and Green alternatives at the European, national and local levels. The core of the debate will be to highlight where Greens have succeeded in disseminating good practices and how we can continue generating positive impacts on governance.
This public event will gather Green politicians and activists, civil society activists and journalists to discuss these matters while providing a platform for networking among Greens and civil society organisations active in the field.
Registration: Stay tuned
Date: 8-9 September 2017
Venue/Time: Full programme out soon
Official GEF conference weblink: Click here

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Towards a Zero-Carbon Society - Seminar


Programme:

900 Registration
920 Introduction 

930 Dr Edward Mallia – Towards a Low Carbon Economy
945 Discussion

1000 Dr Simon Mizzi - The car dysfunction - The viability of car transport in densely populated areas - A systems engineering perspective
1015 Discussion

1030 Coffee Break

1100 Dr Michael Briguglio & Dr Maria Brown - 5 Years later: A civil society perspective of sustainable energy policy and green jobs in Malta as a Small EU State
1115 Discussion

1130 Glenn Formosa & Dr Marie Briguglio - When households go solar: the determinants of uptake of a photovoltaic scheme
1145 Discussion

1200 Dr Mario V. Balzan - 
Providing Nature-Based Solutions for Malta's Sustainable Development
1215 Discussion

1230 Skype link with
Dr Amrita Sen & Professor Sarmistha Pattanaik - The discourse of political ecology, conservation and conflicts in the protected areas: a case study on Sundarban, India

1240 Skype link with
Dr Sana Huque - Questioning conversion of East Kolkata Wetlands from perspective of (un)sustainable development

1300 Ends

To register for participation in conference please email ceratoniafoundation@gmail.com


Facebook event page: Click here







Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Document: Paving the way for a Green debate on Refugee, Asylum & Migration Policies


This brochure provides a summary of a study conducted by the Green European Foundation in regards to the Green response to the current Refugee, Asylum and Migration Policies crisis in Europe.
This provides an overview of public documents such as European Green Party resolutions and public positions of the Greens in the European Parliament, and summarises  the study comissioned by the Green European Foundation at the end of 2015. Therefore, this information attempts to reflect the main Green positions in relation to this topic, both at European and national level. 
For more information, and for link to download the document  please click  here

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Call for Papers: Towards a Zero Carbon Society

Seminar organised by Ceratonia Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, University of Malta

Ceratonia Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, University of Malta, is inviting social scientists to participate in this half day seminar which will take place on Saturday 29 October, 9am-1pm at the Faculty of Arts Library, University of Malta. 

We invite papers and/or presentations from all social sciences and interdisciplinary networks. 

We encourage submissions on a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to the following:


- Consumerism, Citizenship and Identities

- Clean Technology

- Ecological Modernization

- Sustainable Development

- Ecological citizenship

- Environmentalism and zero-carbon societies

- Circular Economy
- Environment and social policy

- Energy strategies, pathways and policies
- Sustainable transport policy

- Social perceptions of the green economy
- Energy and social inequality
- Theoretical approaches to zero-carbon society research
- Civil society, democracy and the zero-carbon transition
- Spatial and geo-political dimensions of zero-carbon transitions
- Zero-carbon communities
- Economics of zero-carbon societies
- Methological approaches towards zero-carbon society research
- Small islands and zero-carbon transitions
- Zero-carbon society in an EU context

To submit an abstract (150-300 words), please send in word document, including 5 keywords and academic affiliation to:  

ceratoniafoundation@gmail.com

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by an academic panel, and selected papers/presentations can be presented during the seminar.  The seminar will also include a round-table debate. A peer-reviewed publication may be published following the seminar. 
Deadline for submissions: 22 August 2016

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1684637491862087/

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

A Heart for Europe - Available for free download


A Heart for Europe - The Case for Europatriotism, by Dick Pels is now published by Good Works Publishing Cooperative in Bristol, UK. You can download it for free by clicking here A print version will also soon be available. 

Dick Pels is a sociologist and freelance political writer, and former director of the research foundation of the Dutch Green Party.