Reminder: 15 vacancies for Early Stage Researchers Sustainable Place Shaping (SUSPLACE)

The 15 vacancies for Early Stage Researchers in Sustainable Place Shaping at six host universities are still open for application till October 7th (midnight). More information can be found at a previous blog posted here: SUSPLACE Programme vacancies: 15 Early Stage Research positions at six universities. Information and hyperlinks to the recruitment sites of the respective host universities have been updated.

Marie Curie programme SUSPLACE will kick-off October 1 2015

marie curieOur Marie Curie Action Initial Training Network Programme SUSPLACE (Sustainable place-shaping) will be funded by the EU-commission and kick-off October 1, 2015. SUSPLACE has a budget of €3,8 million and offers a three year position for 15 Early Stage Researchers. Ina Horlings and Dirk Roep will coordinate SUSPLACE.

The overall aim of the SUSPLACE programme is to train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to study sustainable place-shaping practices. Vacancies for these 15 ESR positions will be published midst of August at this blog and the respective websites of the host universities.

The SUSPLACE approach will provide insight into how to utilize the full potential of places and communities for development and help to build capacities of people to engage in place-shaping processes and thus strengthen connectivity between policy-makers, academics, businesses and civil society. Sustainable place-shaping is seen as a way to strengthen the participation, collaboration, collective agency, self-efficacy and leadership of people, engaging in places. Continue reading

Invitation for the next Participand meeting on cooperation in international sustainable development

Participand, Business Café Wageningen, COS Gelderland/MVO Loont and Oikos introduce an International Business Cafe on Thursday, 21st of June in the afternoon.

16:00 Welcome by MVO loont and Participand. Participand is a new network in the region Food Valley of companies, organizations and (inter)national students internationally active in the field of sustainability.

16:10 Lecture on subsidies for International Entrepreneurship (Private Sector Investment Programme PSI, by drs. Bas van Engelen, Hezelburcht (

16:45 Short interviews by Qader Shafiq, COS Gelderland with international entrepreneurs, among which Ir. Samson J. Nibi, ‘Samson & Open Source Housing in Ghana’

17:00 Network borrel

Location: Hof van Wageningen, Lawickse Allee 9, Wageningen

Tim Lang – key note speaker Food Film Festival 2012

In an earlier post the Food Film Festival 2012, organized by the Youth Food Movement, was announced. The key note on sustainable food provision by Tim Lang, Professor Food Policy at the  City University London, was one of the higlights. A video of his key note has been uploaded by Gerbrand Oudenaarde at Vimeo (see video below), including a short  review in Dutch. See also Foodlog for a review in Dutch.

DERREG Special Issues European Countryside

The EU FP7 funded project DERREG has come to an end, but various publications are foreseen. The first set of 11 articles are published in two Special Issues of the European Countryside, an open access Journal, edited by Michael Woods and John McDonagh:

Special Issue 1: Volume 3, Number 3 / 2011

Special Issue 2: Volume 4, Number 1 / 2012

 The 11 articles are listed below including a hyperlink to the full text in pdf. Continue reading