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Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2016


The GOSES Summer School is specifically designed not only for doctoral students, but also for pre-docs, post-docs and young scholars, who wish to further explore the governance of socio-ecological systems, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike and develop specific skills such as presenting their own research, developing abstracts and discussing the research of other scholars in the make.


University of Reims, France, 3-8 July 2016


The University of Reims is hosting a Summer School on the Governance of Socio-Ecological Systems (SES), which is a rapidly emerging issue in many environment related disciplines and especially sustainability science. The GOSES Summer School is organized jointly with SENSE (Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment). This is already the third edition of this very successful Summer School.

This edition aims at bringing together scholars who work on the governance of socio-ecological systems at different levels, from local to regional to global, and from different perspectives, including ecology, biology, geography, planning, political science, international relations and the emerging discipline of sustainability science.

For the first time, the program of the GOSES Summer School will feature not only in situ observation of a socio-ecological system nearby, but will also attempt to perform participatory research on the sustainability of this socio-ecological system with the support of local scholars, practitioners and citizens.


  • URCA, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne
  • SENSE, Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and  Natural Sciences of the Environment

Scientific Committee

  • Liliana Andonova (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva, Switzerland),
  • Jörg Balsiger (University of Geneva, Switzerland),
  • Frank Biermann (Utrecht University, The Netherlands), 
  • Michael Cox (Dartmouth College, United States),
  • François Gemenne (Sciences Po, France)


  • Alice Aureli (International Hydrological Programme, UNESCO),
  • Alice Baillat (Sciences Po, France),
  • Jon Marco Church (University of Reims, France),
  • Michael Cox (Dartmouth College, United States), Roxane de Flore (University of Reims, France),
  • François Gemenne (University of Liege, Belgium),
  • Elizabeth Haber (Utrecht University, The Netherlands),
  • Sandra van der Hel (Utrecht University, The Netherlands),
  • Virginie Joanne-Fabre (University of Reims, France),
  • Raphaël Mathevet (CNRS, France),
  • Leonardo Orlando (Sciences Po, France),
  • Kari de Pryck (University of Geneva, Switzerland),
  • Jetske Vaas (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)


Social-Ecological Systems - Ecosystems - Environmental Regions - Governance - Scale - Local - Regional - Global - Sustainability - Sociological Approaches - Epistemic Approaches - Integrated Approaches - Diagnostic Frameworks - Boundary Work - Participative Research - Fisheries - Pastures - Forests - Parks - Landscapes - Food Systems - Irrigation Schemes - River Basins - Regional Seas - Mountain Ranges - Oceans - Atmosphere - Biodiversity - Endangered Species


Sustainability Science - Environmental Sciences - Ecology - Biology - Sociology - Political Science - International Relations - Management - Economics - Agronomics - Geography - Planning - Law - Philosophy - any discipline related to ecosystems, society, governance and sustainability






The tuition fee covers all standard costs related to the GOSES Summer School, except travel, dining and accommodation. Those submitting their inscription after the deadline will pay full tuition. Each participant is responsible for his or her own travel to Reims. The organizers found a convenient accommodation solution at the CROUS student residences and put together a convivial dining package, including a vegetarian option and a formal dinner, at a student friendly price. All participants are of course most welcome to join in, but participants are free to dine independently and find their own accommodation, if they prefer. Local transportation, the fieldtrip, coffee breaks, lunches, planned drinks and the cultural program are free of charge for all enrolled participants. The accommodation and dining packages need to be paid in advance.

  • Tuition: 300 euros (early bird) - 350 euros (full price)
  • Accommodation: 150 euros
  • Dining: 100 euros


If you are interested in attending, you must inscribe yourself as soon as possible. Inscriptions are on a first-co-me first-serve basis. The deadline for inscriptions is 6 June 2016. If you have already pre-registered, please notice that you need to go through the inscription process and submit your payment in order for your participation to be confirmed. Inscriptions must be submitted on the following website:



  • Ancienne Bibliothèque des Jesuites - 1 place Museux
    Reims, France (51)
  • Parc Naturel Régional des Ardennes - 91 Place de Launet
    Hargnies, France (08)


  • Monday, June 06, 2016

Attached files


  • social-ecological systems, ecosystems, environmental regions, governance, scale, local, regional, global, sustainability, sociological approaches, epistemic approaches, integrated approaches, diagnostic frameworks, boundary work, participative research, f


  • Jon Marco Church
    courriel : jon-marco [dot] church [at] univ-reims [dot] fr

Information source

  • Jon Marco Church
    courriel : jon-marco [dot] church [at] univ-reims [dot] fr


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« The Governance of Socio-Ecological Systems », Summer School, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, https://doi.org/10.58079/uy2

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