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The 16th NESS - Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference

4–6 June 2024 | Turku, Finland

Join us in Turku for NESS2024!

Sustainability transformations are urging for complementary approaches to understand and affect the ways in which human beings know about and live with nature. In research, this implies sustained attention to interdisciplinary dialogue as a form of knowledge co-production. Such a dialogue can refer both to cooperation across academic fields and disciplinary boundaries, as well as to the engagement with different stakeholders in the processes of knowledge production.

The 16th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference, hosted by Åbo Akademi University in cooperation with the University of Turku, Finland, calls environmental social science scholars for meeting and discussing current challenges related to knowledge (co)production. Scholars from other fields interested in interdisciplinary knowledge co-production and co-creation for sustainability are also warmly welcome.

See you in Turku!

On behalf of the local organising committee,

Marko Joas
Vice-Rector for Societal and International Cooperation
Professor in Public Administration
Åbo Akademi University

Nina Tynkkynen
Chair of the Scientific Committee for NESS2024
Professor in Environmental Governance and Policy
Åbo Akademi University

Conference theme

Co-producing knowledge for sustainability

Important dates

  • Call for workshops – May 2023
  • Call for workshops closes – 11 August 2023
  • Call for papers opens – 15 October  2023
  • Call for papers closes – 10 December 2023
  • Announcement of acceptance – by 15 January 2024
  • Registration opens – 17 January 2024

Welcome to Turku!

Turku, which once was Finland’s capital, has a long history, stretching back to the Middle Ages. Today Turku is a vibrant and modern city full of life and activities, one of its advantages being the compact size and easy walking distances.

The picturesque surroundings of the old town quarters have a lot to offer – great selection of restaurants, galleries, museums and attractions. Turku is also the gateway to the Finnish archipelago, the world’s largest labyrinth of island

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