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Finnish Natural Resources Institute Luke and University of Turku arrange in cooperation with the European Society for Ecological Economics ESEE an international conference on co-creation in policy choices in Turku, 18.–21. June 2019 with the title Co-creation: making ecological economics matter.

Ecological economics is a cross-disciplinary field of environmental economics, which encourages and facilitates enterprises, citizens, administration and decision-makers to get together to address the sustainable relation between nature and economics and to create and test policy solutions. The very actual themes of the conference are for instance safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem services, harmonizing consumption, needs and well-being, and creating new deliberative policy designs.

The speakers of the conference include Research professor Liisa Tyrväinen from Luke and Research director Eeva Primmer from the Finnish Environment Institute. Further speakers are for instance Professor Graham Smith (University of Westminster, UK), Professor Niki Frantzeskaki (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia) and Professor Carsten Herrmann-Pillath (University of Erfurt, Germany).

The organizers welcome participants from many fields of society, including both researchers and decision-makers, managers, media and NGO’s. The outcomes of the conference will be disseminated and communicated widely to the public as well.

In contrast to traditional conferences the ESEE 2019 Conference is designed in a new way to facilitate interaction and dialogue, in the spirit if it’s co-creation theme. The outcomes of the conference also include novel types of for instance communication end-products, including video bulletins.

For more information, please refer to the conference website.

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