Call for Applications: Young Scientists Networking Conference 2014 – Vigoni, Italy

Deadline: January 7, 2014

Applications are invited from early career researchers for the 2014 Young Scientists Networking Conference. The Conference on Integrated Science, on the topic of “Ecosystems and human wellbeing in the green economy,” will be held at Villa Vigoni, Italy, from May 25-31, 2014. The aim is to bring together creative perspectives to address the complex topic of how future societies deal with ecosystems and human wellbeing.


The International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), in collaboration with the International Network of Next Generation Ecologists (INNGE) and Institute for New Economic Thinking: Young Scholars Initiative (INET YSI), are planning to assemble a group of early career researchers with diverse backgrounds and research perspectives to reflect on ecosystems and human wellbeing in the transition towards green economies and debate relevant issues as part of a series of conferences on Integrated Science that are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Young scientists will debate issues relating to the topic, questioning key assumptions, theories and models underlying the current research on ecosystems, human wellbeing, and the transformation towards green economies; dynamics of governance, justice, authority at global and local levels; and the development of research methodologies to assess change in the transformations towards sustainability.


The conference is open to post-doctoral researchers interested in the collaboration between the social and the natural sciences. The conference will bring together senior and leading scientists and researchers with a diversity of perspectives to identify top priority questions for future research on the topic.

Download the call for applications. All queries should be sent to [email protected]

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