The Center for Transdisciplinary Study of Institutions, Evolution and Policies (CETIP) at the Institute for Forecasting of the Slovak Academy of Sciences invites applications for a workshop on “The Role of New Approaches in Studying Sustainable Governance: Experimental Research and Modeling Governance Processes”, to be held at CETIP on 3-4 October, 2011. The workshop is an activity of the Working Group 2 of the COST Action IS0802 “The Transformation of Global Environmental Governance: Risks and Opportunities (TGEG)“.

The main objective of the workshop is to demonstrate if and how experimental and modelling techniques can contribute to environmental governance and the design of effective management strategies. The workshop targets interdisciplinary researchers in the area of environmental governance, in particular post doctoral researchers and PhD students (max. 20 participants). It will take the form of keynote lectures, lab sessions and roundtable discussions. The workshop is a contribution to the debate on innovative ideas and challenges of multi-method application and collaborative research in interdisciplinary environmental research, as a part of open series of Training Institutes initiated by the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE).

Please send your CV and motivation letter to by Thursday 30th June 2011. You will be notified if your application has been successful by Monday 1st August 2011. Please note: limited funding will be available to assist with expenses for doctoral and early career academics. Please contact the coordinators if you require further information about the research workshop.

More details can be found in the attached flyer.

Workshop Organizers:

Tatiana Kluvánková-Oravská, CETIP, Veronika Chobotová, CETIP,