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


June 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 51: by Riina Pilke (University of Turku).


May 2019

This report presents CROP's activities for the period January-December 2018.

Human Security as a Sine Qua Non for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in Africa

May 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 50: by Ojijo Odhiambo and Fatima Umar (UNDP Nigeria Country Office).

News from CROPNET

Launch and Workshop Event: CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Deadline 15 July)

Friday 18 October 2019

‘Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa’ Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK

The Breakthrough of the Social: Practical Utopias, Wisdom and Radical Transformations - Social work

2-6 September 2019 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

CONFERENCE commemorating 30 years of social work courses at the Inter-university centre (IUC).

EADI ISS Conference 2020

29 June - 2 July 2020 | The Hague, Netherlands

CALL FOR PANELS: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice (deadline 6 September)