Call for Applications: “4th Paper Development Workshop for PhD Students & Early Career Scholars in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe”

“4th Paper Development Workshop in Organization and Management Studies for PhD Students and Early Career Scholars in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe (CESEE)”.

It will be hosted by the University of Dubrovnik (Croatia) in the City of Korčula from October 24 to 27, 2018.

This workshop is sponsored by the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) and its journal ‘Organization Studies’, in collaboration with the OMT Division of the Academy of Management.

The DEADLINE for APPLICATIONS is Sunday, July 15, 2018 (23:59 CEST).

To view the Call for Applications, please see at:

Please send your application and/or all your enquiries to Marija Roglic:, using the subject line “CESEE 2018”.

MIRO PhD Workshop on Brač

On Sturday, May 12th in Supetar on the island of Brač MIRO held its first workshop devoted to PhD students that are also practitioners working on the islands.

Scope of the workshop that was held by mentors from MIRO: Francois Lerin, Marianne Ehrlich and Nenad Starc  was a creation of a research platform that will allow islanders doing academic work and academics dealing with islanders to improve their academic skills.

Nenad Starc underlined that we as island researcher, nissologists coming from different scientific backgrounds need to approach the islands from the nissological standpoint.

Building an operational framework for agri-environmental actions in Dalmatian islands

In cooperation with the Local Action Group ”LAG 5” and National Park Mljet, as a follow up of the Horizon 2020 project ”High Nature Value Farming: learning innovation and knowledge”  MIRO is launching the creation of an operational framework for agri-environmental actions, with the methodological support of SupAgro Montpellier and Göttingen University.

The objective of this operational framework is to specify the agro-environmental baseline for the islands of Mljet, Korčula as well as for the peninsula of Pelješac. It will be used to establish a portfolio of different projects, involve appropriate partners and expertise and mobilize a wider range of instruments and cooperation formats to address the needs and bottle-necks of agri-environmental strategies. This framework will ensure the coherency and the synergies of agri-environmental actions at different scales: territorial, value-chains, and individual/business.

To establish this operational framework field work and knowledge based expertise is needed in order to provide measurable elements as well as qualitative and quantitative indicators that are currently missing: (1) on the agri-environmental dynamics at landscape scale (dynamics of habitats, vegetation, species); (2) on the functioning of the agrarian systems (farming systems economic and environmental viability) and value-chains (mainly olives, wine and honey); (3) on the mobilization capacity and impact of existing EU tools (AEM, CAP payments, etc.) on HNV farming.

Earth at Risk- Natural Capital and the Quest for Sustainability

laurence.jpgLaurence Tubiana, founder and  MIRO Board Member and Claude Henry, professor of sustainable development at Science-Po Paris and at Columbia University  published a critical book on climate change mitigation and how to deal with. The book was published by Columbia University Press and has resonated within the field. As John F. Kerry, former US Secretary of State stated it is an in-depth, detailed account of the challenge our world faces, coupled with provocative suggestions of a path forward. Chapter after chapter provides essential context of the threats, grist for the debate over how to confront them, and required reading for policy-makers wrestling with reality.

Earth at Risk maps out the necessary transition to sustainability, detailing the innovations in technology, along with law, science, institutional design, and economics, that can and must be put to use to avert environmental catastrophe. Claude Henry and Laurence Tubiana begin with a measure of the costs of ecological damage-the erosion of biodiversity; air, water, and soil pollution; and the wide-reaching effects of climate change-and then consider the solutions that are either now available or close on the horizon that may lead to a more sustainable global trajectory. What market-based tools can be used to promote clean growth? How can renewable energy help us decrease our use of fossil fuels? Is international agreement on climate goals possible? Henry and Tubiana tackle a range of urgent questions, emphasizing possibilities for-and obstacles to-implementation and action. Building on the experience of the most significant climate negotiation of the decade, they show what a world organized along the principles of sustainability could look like.

Laurence Tubiana is the founder and director of the Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations and professor and director of the Sustainable Development Center at Sciences Po Paris. She was the special representative of the French minister of foreign affairs for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP-21) and French ambassador for climate negotiations

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The development of a scientific research institution and activities on the islands, which will contribute to sustainable development of the islands, the development of education and green industries, and climate change mitigation. Application of existing scientific advances to improve all segments of island life and the perception of islands.