WEGO-ITN
Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity - Innovation Training Network

Period
April 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021
Duration
33 months
Funding Entity
European Commission
Abstract

As the first international feminist political ecology research network of its kind, WEGO-ITN aspires to tackle socio-ecological challenges linked to policy agendas. This innovative and path-breaking project will help local communities to build resilient, equitable and sustainable futures. The goal of WEGO-ITN is to provide research that will demonstrate to policy makers how communities actively sustain and care for their environment and community well-being. Ultimately, WEGO will collectively provide important guides to strategies of resilience and sustainability that are required for meeting the SDGs.

With funding by the European Union the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska – Curie, WEGO-ITN is made up of 20 institutions. It will host 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) creating the first European ITN on Feminist Political Ecology (FPE).

WEGO-ITN is made up of scholar-activists working on feminist political ecology from ten institutions in six European Union countries: Germany, Italy,  Norway, Spain, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom and ten institutions from eight countries for training and secondments: Australia, India, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Uruguay and USA.

CES is a hosting institution for Early Stage Researchers recruited by the Consortium.

Partners

The Consortium is coordinated by the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus, University Rotterdam (ISS), and includes Freie University Berlin (FUB); Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB); Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University (IDS); Pangea Foundation (PF); University of Oslo (UiO); University of Brighton (UofB); University of Passau (UPAS); IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft (IHE) and Wageningen University (WU).

Keywords
interdisciplinary, social environmental sciences, feminist political ecology, research and training