"Env Gov in Context" invited to present research Outcomes at Summer School organized by Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana Uni.
The organizers of the Slovene International Summer School of Political Ecology have invited us to present our case studies and give a seminar on the empirical and conceptual research conducted on environmental governance. This event program is available here while the presentation given by R.Rodela is avaiable for download here.
The Summer School is organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Ljubljana University, the Association for Sustainable Development, Institute of Ecology and Eko kolektiv. The event is intended for MSc and PhD students, and it will take place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) during the month of September 2018.
Follow-up Research proposal titled "DGAPS" nominated by Vice Chancellor for XIII Pro Futura Scientia call
The work conducted as part to this project on environmental governance, participatory processes and the role of social actors (ENGOs, civil society etc.), now published in several scientific journal articles, led to results that contributed to refine analytical frameworks used and that have pointed to new questions of research interest. With the intent to further develop research on this line of inquiry, and refine the analytical tools used in "Env Gov in Context", R. Rodela summarized novel research ideas in a follow-up proposal titled DGAPS – (Disruption and GAPS Filling: an inquiry into knowledge generation practices and impact by environmental groups and their performance) which is focused on ENGOs work on knowledge production practices in biodiversity governance.
In December 2017 DGAPS was shortlisted and nominated by the Vice Chancellor of the Södertörn University for the 2018 Pro Futura Scientia XIII call, a national award in research excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences by RJ & SCAS that in 2018 saw a pool of with 32 nominees. As from June 2018 we know that DGAPS was not selected for funding, however, we keep working on these ideas and are now searching for further opportunities to continue this research.
The principal investigator of the Env Governance in Context research project, R. Rodela, has been invited by prof. de Moor to submit a seed proposal to the 2015 Call for Institutions for Open Societies launched that year by Utrecht University. The proposal has received funding and from May 2015 till April 2016 R. Rodela has been a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University (the Netherlands).
During that period she has collaborated with prof. Tine de Moor's research group "Institutions for collective action" and with prof. Vincent Buskens, chair holder of Theoretical Sociology at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Utrecht University, on the organizations of expert workshops, development of project proposals and other research activities.