The role of New Approaches in Studying Sustainable governance: Experimental Research and Modeling of Governance Processes

The role of New Approaches in Studying Sustainable governance: Experimental Research and Modeling of Governance Processes

The main, objective of the workshop was to demonstrate if and how experimental and modeling techniques can substantially contribute to environmental governance and the design of effective management strategies under the given complexity. The workshop targets at interdisciplinary researchers in the area of environmental governance, political sciences, psychology, sociology, philosophy and environmental sciences. I took the form of keynote lectures, lab sessions and the discussions. The workshop is the contribution to the debate on innovative ideas and challenges of multi-method application and collaborative research in interdisciplinary environmental research as being a part of open series of Training Institutes initiated by the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE).

The workshop was an activity of the Working Group 2 of the COST Action IS0802 “The Transformation of Global Environmental Governance: Risks and Opportunities (TGEG), http://transformation-geg.org/ organized in collaboration with Virtual Scientific Laboratories (VSL) www.virtualsciencelab.org and first action of the new Centre of Excellence for Strategic Analyses (CESTA).

The conference opened Koloman Ivanička, director of Institute of Management, Slovak University of Technology (UM, STU), Tatiana Kluvankova-Oravska director of the Centre for Transdisciplinary Study of Institutions, Evolution and Policies, Institute for Forecasting, Slovak Academy of Sciences CETIP, IF-SAS and Edita Nemcova, director of Institute for Forecasting, Slovak Academy of Sciences (IF SAS).

 

It continued with presentation on Modeling international governance.

Afternoon focused on common pool resource experiments in Virtual Experimental Economic Laboratory (VEEL). Second day of the workshop was dedicated to experimental methods and Agent Based Modeling for collective action and methods and practice in experimental research. Afternoon focused on Research skills, Collaborative research.

The workshop ended with the discussion and exchange of students research ideas in the field of experimental approaches and modeling.

8 presenters from different European countries and US were at the workshop, and 47 participants from European academic community.


Speakers:

Veronika Chobotova, Center for Trans-disciplinary Study of Institutions, Evolution and Policies, Institute for Forecasting of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (CETIP, IF-SAS); Maros Finka, Department of Spatial Planning, Institute of Management of Slovak University of Technology (UM STU); Marco Janssen, Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity of Arizona State University (CSID, ASU); Tatiana Kluvankova-Oravska, Center for Trans-disciplinary Study of Institutions, Evolution and Policies, Institute for Forecasting of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (CETIP, IF-SAS); Veronika Poklembova, Center for Trans-disciplinary Study of Institutions, Evolution and Policies, Institute for Forecasting of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (CETIP, IF-SAS); Beata Stehlíková, Department of Spatial Planning, Institute of Management of Slovak University of Technology (UM STU); Andrej Udovc, Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (UL); Martine de Vos, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)

Presentations

Introduction – THE ROLE OF NEW APPROACHES IN STUDYING SUSTAINABLE GOVERNANCE: EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH AND MODELLING OF GOVERNANCE PROCESSES (PDF)

Experimental methods and Agent-Based Modeling for collective action and the commons (PDF)

Practice of Forest Field Experiments in SK-CZ (PDF)

MULTIPLE METHODS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION Experiences from PhD course (PDF)

Formalizing knowledge on environmental regimes (PDF)

Experience from the experiment on common pool resources (PDF)
Photos: V. Chobotová, F. Tisovič