Who can apply?PhD students, young postdocs, people active in novel projects in the broad theme of ecosystems & society,... who want to extend the scope beyond strictly specialized or fundamental research, and are interested in exploring the crossroads of ecology, economy, governance and sustainability.
What will happen? An informal, interactive afternoon focused on developing interdisciplinary cooperation and exploring transdisciplinary opportunities. We start with a lunch, share our experiences with short inspiring presentations, and have an interactive session, all while enjoying the magnificent 180° view on Ghent City from the 21th floor. And yes, off course, we'll go for an after-work drink :-)
Wait...but why?First, exchange with peers is essential for research quality and network building. Second, learning to link projects with stakeholders and policy makers in early phases is highly beneficial for impact of your research. Third, ... well it's just fun to meet new people working on similar topics, outside of your office.
So, Submit your 300 word motivation by September 15th. We welcome contributions on nature and society interactions, ecosystem services, natural capital, trade-offs, conflicts and solutions in spatial planning and broad related issues from all disciplines and projects.
Submission is fast and straightforward, as will selection be.
Please feel free to forward this link to interested colleagues!
The BEES team