Elisa Omodei from CEU tells us about her experience with the CIVICA thematic group "Societies in Transition, Crises of Earth".
Societies in Transition, Crises of Earth
European societies are confronted by multiple crises. The manifestations of crises such as social inequalities, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, geo-political fragmentation or the continuing loss of nature may vary, but they are connected at the root: unsustainable development patterns.
This thematic priority brings together expertise from across CIVICA to examine interlocking crises of the Earth through the lens of societal transitions, recognising the need for integrated solutions based on integrated diagnoses.
- Societal dimensions of the Earth system and sustainability
- Global Sustainable Development Goals
- Knowledge and assessment systems regarding the environment and development
- Urban transformations
Meet the thematic group
- Carola Klöck (theme leader)
- Valentina Bosetti
- Elisa Omodei
- Andrew Geddes
- Emma Lees
- Christian Flachsland
- Josep Gisbert
- Aurelian Muntean
- Paweł Strzelecki
- Jelena Angelis
- Riccardo Crescenzi
Carola Klöck is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po’s Centre for International Research (CERI).
Valentina Bosetti is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Bocconi University, teaching environmental and climate change economics.
Elisa Omodei is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Network and Data Science at the Central European University.
Andrew Geddes is Professor of Migration Studies and the Director of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute.
Emma Lees is Professor at the School of Transnational Governance and and Academic Director of the STG Master of Arts in Transnational Governance at the EUI.
Christian Flachsland is Professor of Sustainability at the Hertie School and Director of the School's Centre for Sustainability.
Aurelian Muntean is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Political Science at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration.
Paweł Strzelecki is a Professor at the College of Economic Analysis at SGH Warsaw School of Economics.
In an online workshop held on 7 March 2023, a group of researchers presented their work on the CIVICA Research Project STEADFAST. Silvia Pianta, Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute’s Max Weber Programme, organised the event and gave a presentation on the role of food demand in climate change mitigation. The event was a joint effort between CIVICA members Bocconi University, Central European University, and the European University Institute (EUI).