IAIA Conference Florence (Apr. 2015)
Louis co-organises a European Forum within the 2015 annual conference of the International Asociation for Impact Assessment IAIA) in April in Florence, Italy, and will co-chair a session on the potential benefits of impact assessments for economy and environment. Conference website
Guest presentation on metagovernance (Nov. 2014)
Louis gave a workshop on metagovernance & more for a group of Dutch public managers during the NSOB IML-27 training, on 19th November 2014, in Noordwijk aan Zee (NL).
ESDN in Rome (November 2014)
Louis was keynote speaker at the annual conference of the European Sustainable Development Network on 6-7 November 2014 in Rome. See PPT presentation here.
Asia-Europe Outlook in Singapore (July 2014)
Inge spoke at a Seminar on 7-9 July 2014 in Singapore which is devoted to the preparation of the ASEF Outlook report. The report will provide research based analysis on the current state of relations between Asia and Europe.
Governance & IA in Chile (April 2014)
Louis co-hosted three sessions, two on Governance & Impact Assessment, and one on SEA, at the 2014 International Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), from 8-11 April 2014 in Vina del Mar, Chile.
UNOSD in Korea (April 2014)
Inge presented at the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD)-hosted first annual Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF), from 9-11 April 2014 in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
Sustainability in Bhutan (Dec. 2013- Jan 2014)
Inge and Louis were asked to advise the government of Bhutan on the revision of its 1998 SD/environment strategy "The Middle Path" in December 2013, in Thimphu. "The Middle Path" is an outstanding vision on a sustainable future, but after 15 years new themes need to be addressed.
UNDP-presentation in Bratislava (Dec. 2013)
Louis gave a presentation on '(Meta)governance of sustainable development and poverty-environment mainstreaming - ideas from greening the European Semester', at a UNPD Poverty-Environment retreat on 6th December in Bratislava.
Guest lecture in Brussels (Nov 2013)
Louis gave a guest lecture on (meta)governance at the Université Libre de Bruxelles on Friday 29th November 2013.
Guest lecture in Osnabrueck (Nov. 2013)
Louis gave a guest lecture at the University of Osnabrueck in Germany on 27 November 2013, on system theory and (meta)governance.
SDGs presentation in Sth Korea (Nov. 2013)
Inge presented with the other team colleagues of the research team of the ASEF study on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 14 Asia-European countries, their results on 4 November in Seoul, South Korea.
Metagovernance in Florence (July 2013)
Louis presented in a session on metagovernance of sustainable rural spaces at the ESRS conference 29 July- 1st August 2013 in Florence, Italy. Download short paper on Metagovernance as catalyst for sustainable change in rural areas.
Presentation for UNDESA in Geneva (July 2013)
Inge spoke at the UNDESA conference "Governance, Public Administration and Information & Communication Technologies for Post 2015 Development”, 3-5 July 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Guest lectures in Lüneburg (June 2013)
Louis and Inge gave together two guest lectures at the Sustainability Faculty of the University of Lüneburg, Germany, on 20 June 2013, on sustainability governance and international national sustainable development strategies.
Governance & IA in Calgary
Louis presented a paper on governance and/of impact assessment and chaired a session on public participation, at the annual IAIA conference in Calgary, Canada, on 14 May 2013. Download here the PPT presentation.
Guest lecture in Galway
Louis gave a guest lecture at the Law Faculty of the University of Galway, Ireland, on 22th March 2013, titled "Metagovernance: Law, public service & network society".
Workshop for NSOB IML 25
Louis gave a workshop on metagovernance & more to a group of Dutch public managers during the NSOB IML-25 training, on Thursday 31 January 2013, in Noordwijk aan Zee (NL). Download the powerpoint presentation (in Dutch) here.
Around the world in search for the best SD strategy...
Inge recently travelled around the world on invitation by the German Bertelsmann Stiftung, to visit the five nominees of the 2013 Reinhard Mohn Prize for the best national or regional strategies and approaches to sustainable development: Finland, Bhutan, Tasmania, Costa Rica. Also Ghana is nominated. Read more about the Prize
SD Governance, Brussels (in Dutch)
Louis gave a presentation on the challenges of sustainability governance at a meeting of the 'Groene Stamtafel' (in Dutch) on 22th January 2013 in Brussels (venue: Café 't Goudblommeke in Papier). Download outline
SD Assessments Seminar Singapore
Inge gave a presentation at the Seminar "Sustainable Development Assessment: Towards Measurable Goals", organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) on 21-22 November 2012 in Singapore.
Post-Rio Workshop on Sustainable Development, Korea
Inge gave a presentation on national sustainable development strategies in Europe and facilitated a session at the International Workshop on Strengthening Planning and Implementation Capacities for Sustainable Development in Post Rio+20 Context, organised by UNOSD in Incheon, Republic of Korea, 14-16 November 2012. News report from Korean TV:
Guest lecture ULB Brussels
Louis gave a guest lecture at the Université Libre de Bruxelles on meta- and transgovernance on Friday 26th October 2012.
UNDP Workshop Bratislava
Louis (see PPT) and Inge (see PPT) presented their experiences and ideas on capacity development for sustainable development, at a 15-17 October 2012 UNDP Workshop in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Louis presented a paper on cognitive dissonance and the use of sustainability evidence at the 2012 Berlin Conference on Evidence for Sustainable Development, on 5-6 October 2012. Both Louis and Inge chaired paper sessions.
EEB Annual Conference
Inge spoke at the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), on 1st October in Brussels. Louis moderated the session on stakeholder participation. Download the programme and Inge's short presentation.
Berlin: Post-Rio brainstorm
Louis and Inge presented their impressions from participating in the Rio+20 UNCSD conference in June 2012, at a workshop organised by the German think tank Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, on 22 August 2012.