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Summer school of the ESEE Conference

European society for ecological economics (ESEE)

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Published on Wednesday, December 05, 2012


The doctoral school is only open to Master, PhD students and young doctors who are fully registered (fee paid) for the conference in Lille on this website. There are no extra fees. PhDs students and young doctors who participated in the recent doctoral seminars of ESEE conferences are invited to come and help young PhD students. Meals from Sunday evening to Tuesday noon and transportation from Reims to Lille will be supported by the University of Reims Champagne Ardennes. The accommodation in Reims will be charged to the student, but inexpensive addresses will be provided.


The International doctoral school entitled “Ecological Economics and Institutionalist Approaches, will take place during the 17th and 18th of June 2013 inReims. It will continue during the conference in Lille and finish the 21th afternoon in Lille.

During the last day in Lille, after the main ESEE conference, the Phd students will discuss and prepare a writing on conference summary reports and  “fresh eyes reports”  (translated in french and english) that will be published in journals as “Natures Sciences Societés” or “Developpement Durable et Territoires. The Phd School will finish at the French party “fête de la musique” in the center of Lille.

Three “Junior Ecological Economics Prizes” for Best Student contribution will be awarded at the end of the summer school.

General organization

The idea of the summer school is to gather during two days PhD students and senior researchers from ESEE, providing space for discussion and exchange. A group of 10 international researchers will follow up and supervise 40 selected students and young PhD, during the Reims event. Master's level students may participate in discussions and listen to the lectures.

The summer school is divided into two types of sessions:

(1) A part of the time will be dedicated to conferences (presentations of senior researchers to enforce the preparation of the conference in Lille : introduce to the interest of Institutional Economics contributions in Ecological Economics) and

(2) the other part will be dedicated to workshops, during which students and young researchers will be able to present their works and gather important feedback from the others participants, European professors invited and the organizing team.

The goal of the summer school is to provide students with new knowledge on Ecological Economics and Institutionalist Approaches but also solid comments and reviews of their own research topic.

The participation at the summer school will provide ECTS.

  • Conferences

Presentations from senior researchers will be focused on three main themes: the integration of an institutionalist analytical framework into Ecological Economics, Current epistemological issues concerning Ecological Economics and methodological issues linked with the problem of measuring the functioning of Rules and Institutions.

Each presentation will leave a lot of time for questions and discussions.

  • Workshops

The workshops set up conditions for very opened and bottom-up forms of participation. Therefore, participants will be able to present their general research question of thesis, empirical results, raise methodological or specific problematical issues they encounter or present a working paper, a power point, a poster, a thesis project, a special research operation, etc.

Three main workshop sessions are planned, during which four parallel sessions will take place. The team of senior researchers will be distributed so that each student will receive feedbacks from 2 to 3 professors. The schedule allows room for 30 minutes sessions per student.


Home Sunday Evening, and visit of Museums, Cathedral, and... Reims by night


Monday, June 17th 

Tuesday, June 18th

Friday, June 21st 



Welcoming speech


Methodological conference 4

Measuring the institutions (Thierry Kirat)





Conference 1

Institutional Economics and Ecological Economics

G. Hodgson



Workshops: 4 parallel sessions




Workshops: 4 parallel sessions

Workshops: 4 parallel sessions








Conference 2

Epistemology of socio-ecological economics

Clive Spash

and Conference 3

Patrimonies against capital as analytical framework (M. Nieddu & F-D. Vivien)

Departure to Lille by bus


Participation in the opening of the conference

Summaries  Synthesis of the conference

Preparing a collective article, review of the conference, fresh eyes reports

Awards of Ecological Economics Junior Prizes



Workshops: 4 parallel sessions






Buffet, party and discussions


Participation at the French National Event « fête de la musique »  in center of Lille 


Invited professors and organizing team (provisional list, which will be completed):

The PhD who participated in previous ESEE summer schools are invited to come and help young PhD students

Phd Students specialized Sociology, Urban Planning, Geography and Economics of the Reims Champagne Ardenne University (team led by Romain DEBREF, Florence GALLOIS and Estelle GARNIER), and LeslieCARNOYE (PhD student, representing the Organizing Committee of the Conference)will organize the reception of students.

Professors (provisional list, wich will be confirmed): 

  • Christian BARRÈRE (Reims Champagne Ardenne University, France);
  • Natalie BERTA (Reims Champagne Ardenne University, France);
  • Arnaud DIEMER (Université Blaise Pascal-IUFM Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France);
  • Ozgur GUN (Reims Champagne Ardenne, University, France)
  • Cyril HEDOIN (Reims Champagne Ardenne, University, France)
  • Geoffrey HODGSON (University of Hertfordshire, England);
  • Jasper KENTER (University of Aberdeen, Scotland);
  • Thierry KIRAT (University of Paris 13)
  • Audrey LAUDE (Reims Champagne Ardenne, University, France)
  • Martino NIEDDU (Reims Champagne Ardenne University, France);
  • John O’NEILL (University of Manchester, England);
  • Clive SPASH (Vienna University);
  • Arild VATN (Norwegian University of Life Sciences);
  • Frank-Dominique VIVIEN (Reims Champagne Ardenne University, France);

Who can apply?

  • PhD and Master Degree students participating in the ESEE conference;
  • · European professors managing a Master degree in ecological economics and/or sustainable development;
  • The members of the scientific committee of the ESEE 2013 conference

Submission guidelines

Students will be selected by the organizing team through the following documents:

  • A cover letter, explaining the candidate’s motivation to follow the course (how could this summer school benefit the candidate, what are his main interests regarding the thematic of the summer school in general as well as considering his own research topic, how could other students benefit from the candidates’ participation…)
  • A detailed description of what candidates intend to present (format and content  - see below)
  • A short CV of maximum two pages

Students have to contact the scientific committe : Estelle Garnier, Florence Gallois, Franck-Dominique Vivien, Romain Debref and Martino Nieddu  

Before March 1st 2013

All participants are required to present in English.

As the format and contents of students’ presentations are open, candidates have to contact Franck Dominique Vivien and Martino Nieddu - at the address presented above  - to expose what they intend to do (presentation of the research question, methodological and/or specific problematical issues, presentation of a working paper, poster etc.) and how much time would they need to present their work, within the limit of 30 minutes (e.g. 15 minutes presentation leaves 15 minutes for professors to react and comment) : but each student will have a senior correspondent for longer discuss.

We recommend for interested students to contact us as soon as possible, given that the summer school will not accept more than 40 PhD students. Indeed, when students will be accepted, a process of dialogue on the form of presentation adapted to the state of progress of each student will be offered.

Practical information

  • Location: Reims is located in the Champagne-Ardennes Region, approximately 200 km from Lille, 45 mn from Paris.
  • Travel: Students need to come to Reims by their own means but the summer school will support the journey back to Lille by bus on Tuesday 18th.
  • Fees: participants need to be registered at the ESEE conference 2013 at the student rate
  • Accommodation: Students need to book a room in Reims (probably for two nights, from Sunday evening to Tuesday morning). Inexpensive housing will be proposed in “Cité universitaire”



  • University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) - 57 bis Pierre Taittinger, Campus Croix-rouge
    Reims, France (51)


  • Friday, March 01, 2013


  • ecological economics, conference, esee 2013, doctoral, school

Information source

  • Romain Debref
    courriel : romain [dot] debref [at] univ-reims [dot] fr


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