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Call for Papers: Third Sofia Conference for Early-Stage Researchers

The Third Sofia Conference for Early-Stage Researchers hosted by UNWE Sofia will take place on November 21-22, 2024. Representatives from all ENGAGE.EU partner universities are invited to participate. The Conference topic is: Responsible Production and Consumption: Current Issues and Advances Towards SDG12. It is co-organised by UNWE and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) – Bulgaria.

The major goal of the Conference is to bring together early-stage researchers and young scholars affiliated to ENGAGE.EU partner institutions e.g. junior faculty members, post-docs, and PhD students. It is expected to foster communication and future collaboration between representatives of the target groups from all partner universities.

Participants will have opportunities to meet in person or online and to present their work-in-progress or pieces of finished research work at an international forum with a predominant participation of peers. There are no limits on the type of research work to be presented, including conceptual, empirical, or position papers.

After the Conference, the final versions of submitted papers will be published in Conference Proceedings or other possible channels.

The conference will feature several topics related to SDG12, among which:

  1. Environmentally friendly production. Policies towards decoupling economic growth from resource use and environmental degradation. Minimizing the exploitation of natural resources throughout the entire production and consumption processes.
  2. Circular economy. Sustainable business models. Remanufacturing, Recycling, or Recovering products and materials. Policies towards fostering sustainable production.
  3. Green economy. Encouraging innovations for decreasing energy consumption and the overall pressure on environmental resources.
  4. Sustainable consumption. Minimizing the utilization of toxic materials, the waste and pollutants generated by mass consumption. Policies encouraging consumption of eco-friendly products with biodegradable components and lower energy inputs.

You can visit UNWE’s landing page or download the call for more information and details.