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Transformational change by civil society on the agenda for 3rd Transformative Knowledge Workshop

The third Transformative Knowledge Workshop begins today at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. It will bring together representatives from the three Transformative Knowledge Networks (TKNs) funded under the ISSC’s Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) Programme – ACKnowl-EJ, Pathways and T-Learning – as well as others who were involved in the seed grants funded in 2014. Taking place […]

Webinar: Transformative Knowledge Networks – solutions-oriented research in practice

Research on global change and sustainability increasingly goes hand in hand with calls for profound change and social transformation – but what do we know about these processes in different, concrete contexts of application? What can social science-led research contribute to generating solutions and transformative change towards sustainability and social justice? On Tuesday, 5th July […]

Three Transformative Knowledge Networks launched by ISSC

Three “Transformative Knowledge Networks” will be funded as part of the innovative Transformations to Sustainability Programme, the International Social Science Council (ISSC) announced today. The programme aims to harness the potential of the social sciences to contribute to solving some of the world’s most urgent sustainability challenges by means of a better understanding of the […]

New video: research into transformations

How does change happen? What are the factors that drive change? And can we control for it? In Potsdam last year, we gathered together our seed grantees, and noted researchers on social change, in the first of a series of annual Transformative Knowledge Workshops. These workshops will eventually lay the foundation for the global Transformations Knowledge Trust […]

Call for proposals – Transformations to Sustainability programme Transformative Knowledge Networks

A new long-term vision to address today’s great challenges of global environmental change and sustainability via enduring social transformations and social change is launched today with an initial 2.7 M € three-year commitment from the International Social Science Council (ISSC). The ISSC and its partners are inviting applications for proposals for Transformative Knowledge Networks for […]

New global projects seed research into social transformations

The International Social Science Council is pleased to award more than €1M to 38 new research initiatives, each aiming to build the knowledge partnerships needed for longer-term research on the fundamental innovative processes of social transformations towards sustainable and equitable futures. Seed grants of up to €30 000 have been awarded to 38 emerging research […]