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:

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

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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.