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Tine De Moor main guest in Dutch Documentary series VPRO Tegenlicht (April 1, 2018), NPO2, 21:05

Tine De Moor was the main guest in the episode ‘Ons Gemeengoed’ of the documentary series VPRO Tegenlicht, on Dutch television, 1 April 2018, NPO2, starting at 21:05. In this episode, Prof. Tine De Moor is interviewed and will show some examples of on commons in order to demonstrate their functioning and could be the ground rules for making such collectivities succesful. The episodes of Tegenlicht are followed up by Meet-ups across the Netherlands and Belgium:

 

> 18 April: Meet-up den Bosch (RUW)

> 23 April: Meet-up Haarlem (Pletterij)

 

> VPRO Tegenlicht website

> Registration Meet-up Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam, April 4

 

[broadcast, meet-ups, and info are all in Dutch]

 


 

Call for Nominations Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of Commons 2019 - deadline April 30, 2018

The Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons Council has opened a call to nominate outstanding scholars or practitioners in the fields of natural resource management, commons, common-pool resources or collective action. The call for nominations will be open until the 30th of April, 2018. The Award will be given in three categories: Practitioners, Junior scholars, and Senior scholars and will be awarded at the XVII Biennial IASC-Conference, July 105, 2019, Lima (Peru).


> Full call

 


 

ICA Research team involved in hub development Utrecht University with social partners

Together with its social partners, Utrecht University has made plans to tackle fourteen key societal challenges by creating so-called hubs to increase the impact of Utrecht University’s research activities and results by tackling specific key challenges in a multidisciplinary way, together with UU's social partners. Starting 12 February 2018, Institutions for Open Societies (IOS), is starting up five IOS Hubs. Members of the ICA Research team are involved in the IOS Hub ‘Future of Citizen-based Initiatives’ (FOCI). The FOCI-Hub  aims to advise, promote, and stimulate citizen-based initiatives, as well as to improve the effectiveness of bottom-up initiatives aimed at various societal challenges.

 

> Contact IOS Hub 'Future of Citizen-based Initiatives'

> Info on IOS Hub 'Future of Citizen-based Initiatives'

> Press release Utrecht University

> Info IOS Hubs

 


 

ICA2018 Research Conference (Wageningen, Netherlands, July 4-6, 2018)

The International Cooperative Alliance 2018 European Research Conference (ICA2018) on the theme 'Cooperatives in a rapidly changing world: Innovation in enterprise and community' will be held July 4-July 6 in Wageningen, the Netherlands, and will be hosted by Wageningen University and Research. The conference will deal with all kinds of cooperatives, from different sectors and different countries, and in different stages of the life cycle. This will lead to challenging and surprising new ideas and relations. Keynote lecturers will be prof. dr. Arthur Mol (Rector Magnificus Wageningen University and Research), dr. Simel Esim (Head of Cooperatives Unit ILO), prof. dr. Murray Fulton (Chair University of Saskatchewan), and dr. Wiebe Draijer (CEO Rabobank).


> Conference info

 


 

Two new research publications VIDI project available online

Over the past few months, two new academic papers related to the NWO-funded VIDI-project 'Nature or nurture?' have been published. In the first article, '‘Because family and friends got easily weary of taking care’: a new perspective on the specialization in the elderly care sector in early modern Holland', published in The Economic History Review, Anita Boele and Tine De Moor investigate the causes of the remarkable growth in and specialization of elderly care institutions in the Netherlands during the early modern period. In the second article, 'Long-Term Trends in Marriage Timing and the Impact of Migration, the Netherlands (1650-1899)', published in a special issue of Historical Life Course Studies, authors Charlotte Störmer, Corry Gellatly, Anita Boele, and Tine De Moor have studied trends in sex-specific ages at first marriage, regional variation, and the impact of migration on marital timing in the Netherlands in the period 1650-1900, using data from two new large historical datasets.


> Article The Economic History Review (subscription may be required)
> Article Historical Life Course Studies (open access)

 


Research Grant Riksbanken Jubileumfond awarded to MIDI-project, ICA Research team members involved

The Riksbanken Jubileumfond has recently granted a research grant of 4,626,000 SEK (c. 578,000 USD / 478,000 EUR) to the Research Project 'Modelling institutional dynamics in historical commons (MIDI)'. This project is led by Giangiacomo Bravo of Linnaeus University in Stockholm, Sweden, in cooperation with prof. Tine De Moor, PI of our Research Team Institutions for Collective Action and affiliated researcher Amineh Ghorbani. The MIDI-project builds upon research results produced by our research team in the Common Rules-project, in cooperation with affiliated researchers Angus Winchester and José-Miguel Lana.

 

> Project website

 


IASC2017 largest conference on commons ever

The Research Team 'Institutions for Collective Action' was one of the main organizers of the XVI Biennial IASC-Conference 'Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change',  which was held July 10-14, 2017 in Utrecht. The conference, officially opened by Jet Bussemaker, the Netherlands Minister of Education, Culture, and Science, attracted about 800 participants, academics as well as practitioners, making this edition the largest conference on commons worldwide ever. Next to the opening lectures, the conference comprised 3 keynote lectures and related policy debates, over 450 presentations of academic papers, 15 practitioners' labs, 10 conference excursions, and a wonderful Childrens' Commons Program. All info on the conference can be found on the conference webpage www.iasc2017.org, audiovisual impressions including the full lectures can be found at www.iasc2017.org/media


> Conference website

> Conference impressions (incl. lectures)

 


 

Cooperation is the key to a resilient society - €18.8 million grant for research into sustainable cooperation

The research programme SCOOP – Sustainable Cooperation: Roadmaps to a Resilient Society is set to receive €18.8 million in funding under the prestigious NWO Gravitation programme. SCOOP is a comprehensive interdisciplinary research programme in which sociologists, psychologists, historians, and philosophers join forces in the search for new solutions to sustainable cooperation in the fields of health care, work environment,  and integration. The consortium is composed of researchers from several Dutch universities. Tine De Moor, affiliated with Utrecht University’s Strategic Research Theme ‘Institutions for Open Societies (link)’, chaired by prof. Bas van Bavel (one of the main applicants), was involved in composing Utrecht University’s contribution to the programme proposal.

 

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