CROP Annual Report 2015

CROP Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2015

This report presents CROP's activities for the period January - December 2015. During this period CROP carried out activities within the framework of its recently approved institutional strategy 2015-2020.

The activities organised by the Secretariat during the year continued to pursue CROP's mission within the new set of thematic priorities that includes poverty eradication in the post-MDG era; social policies and welfare states; human development and sustainability science; child poverty and inequalities; and rights, institutions and global justice.

Critical and constructive approaches to poverty reduction and eradication have remained a core concern of the intellectual production of the CROP network. Increasingly, this production is focusing on thematic areas that are crucial to the achievement of the international community's shared aims as defined in the Sustainable Development Goals approved by United Nations in 2015. The provision of ideas to make a difference in the fight against poverty was the guiding purpose for all activities pursued in this period. The book series that was renewed in 2015 and embodies the results from CROP's international workshops represents one of the main instruments for disseminating these ideas.

Organisational initiatives taken during the period aimed to increase the sustainability of CROP within a continuous process of institutionalisation and integration into the scientific programmes of its parent organisations, UiB and ISSC. The period outputs show a path that will continue to be paved during the years to come, and significant progress was made in all priority areas.

The report is intentionally succinct in order to continue the practice initiated last year. We assume that our readers are busy people, yet we want to provide them with a glimpse of CROP's achievements in 2015 and imbue them with the essence of our institutional work.


CROP News and Events

Organisational Changes at the CROP Secretariat

1 December 2018

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) have announced organisational changes at the CROP Secretariat.

​The Democratic Developmental State: North-South Perspectives

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION: Edited by Chris Tapscott, Tor Halvorsen, Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario.

The Political Economy of Poverty and Social Transformations of the Global South

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION Edited by Mariano Féliz and Aaron L. Rosenberg.

News from CROPNET

World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Science, Ethics and Responsibility" (deadline 10 April).

Causal Mechanisms and International knowledge transfer in social policy: With a special focus on the case of the post-Soviet region

7-9 November 2019 | University of Bremen

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline for proposals is 30 April.

Bergen Summer Research School

17-27 June 2019 | University of Bergen

BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future.