Nominations for the 2019 Elinor Ostrom Awards for Collective Governance of the Commons extended till 15th June 2018!
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The Award, created to honor and develop the legacy of Elinor Ostrom, aims to acknowledge and promote the work of practitioners, young and senior scholars involved in the field of the commons. According with Ostrom´ s large legacy the scope of the Award aims to be broad, including academic and applied work on traditional commons (forests, water bodies, pasture lands, fisheries, etc.), local commons, interlinked commons (forests and watersheds, fisheries and coastlines, etc), global commons, knowledge, cultural and virtual commons. Be part of this common initiative!

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To acknowledge Ostrom’s legacy for scholarship and policy-making while making it accessible to wider and more varied audiences, within and outside the realm of international academia.

To promote Ostrom’s commitment to the training of students, young colleagues and practitioners.

To promote research on the commons, collective action and governance of commons, as well as its application to the governance and sustainability of socio-ecological, cultural and knowledge commons of different types and scales.

To acknowledge and give visibility to applied policy and civic experiences of governance, management, protection, and/or creation of different types of commons in different regions of the world, particularly those related to great contemporary socio-environmental and social exclusion challenges.