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Call for papers is open for the 4th NEST Conference in April 2019

The Network of Early Career Researchers in Sustainability Transitions (transitions NEST) is excited to announce the call for abstracts for the 4th Annual NEST Conference (#4THNEST), with the theme “Transitions to where? Shared values and visions for sustainability transitions” to be held in Lisbon, Portugal on April 4th - 5th, 2019. 

With all this talk about transitions, this conference will reflect on this concept and delve into what we are actually trying to attain at the end of the day. “Transitions to where?” hence spans the whole spectrum of conceptualizing societal transitions, from concrete and clearly defined visions to a broader focus on large-scale normative movements. The conference will be filled with two enriching days of keynote lectures, discussion sessions and interactive workshops. Following the tradition of the previous NEST conferences held in London (Greenwich), Lausanne (EPFL) and Utrecht (UU), this conference will give early career researchers the unique opportunity to present their work-in-progress and to get feedback from their peers as well as senior researchers. Inspiring keynote sessions and an interactive workshop format will provide space to further discuss and reflect on the conference theme. 

We invite all early career researchers to submit an abstract (max. 400 words) discussing your research, its relevance to the theme of the conference and how this fits within the research agenda of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN) by December 3rd, 2018. In addition, please also include a short, professional biography (100-150 words). Please email your application to:

4th NEST Organizing Committee:
Adriaan van der Loos, CISD - Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Alexandra Polido, GOVCOPP - University of Aveiro, Portugal
Anna Ruban, Independent Environmental Consultant, Ukraine
Inês Cosme, CENSE - NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
Verena Hermelingmeier, TransZent - Wuppertal Institut & Wuppertal University, Germany

For more information on the STRN: 
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