External Events

The Future of Industrial Work: New Pathways and Policies of Structural Transformation?

19-20 September 2019 | Vienna, Austria

WORKSHOP: Organised by UNIDO, UNU-MERIT and the ESRC GCRF Global Poverty and Inequality Dynamics Research Network.

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

25-26 June 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland


Jobs: The highway out of poverty

24 April (10:00-11:30) | Bergen Global

LECTURE by David McKenzie, Lead Economist in the World Bank Development Research Group, Finance and Private Sector Development Unit

SDG Conference Bergen

7-8 February 2019 | University of Bergen

re:thinking/re:working - Addressing the inequality of knowledge

CODESRIA 15th General Assembly

17-21 December 2018 | Dakar, Senegal

EVENT: Africa and the Crisis of Globalisation.

The SDGs and the Critical Role of Development Research

8 November 2018 | Oslo, Norway

PRESENTATION by CROP Director Alberto D. Cimadamore at a seminar organised by VID Specialised University with the Norwegian Association for Development Research and Justice Conference Norway.

Free Online Course in Occupational Health

Start 29 October 2018

Occupational Health in Developing Countries is a free and open online course created by one of CROP's partners, the Centre for International Health at the University of Bergen. No course fees.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17 October 2018 | London, UK

EVENT: Chronic Poverty Advisory Network panel discussion - Leaving No One Behind.

World Social Science Forum 2018

25-28 September 2018 | Fukuoka, Japan

EVENT: Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures

Changing Course for Sustainable Development: Bold Alternatives to Business as Usual

17 September 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland

LAUNCH of the Civil Society Reflection Group Report.

​Implementing the SDGs: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

Deadline: 2 August 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS by UNs Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE).

Launch of International Science Council (ISC)

5 July 2018 (09.00-18.00 CEST)

LIVESTREAM: the founding of ISC will be celebrated with a Science Day.

SDG Conference Bergen: Knowledge for Our Common Future

8-9 February 2018 | University of Bergen, Norway

CONFERENCE: Norwegian Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals.

ISSC General Assembly 2017

24-26 October 2017 | Taipei

The General Assembly will take place within the context of the 32nd ICSU General Assembly, hosted by the Academy of Sciences, Taipei.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2017

17 October 2017

United Nations Call to Action to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies

Sustainability interrogated: societies, growth, and social justice

6-8 September 2017 | University of Bradford, UK

Development Studies Association Conference 2017

EADI-NORDIC Conference 2017

21-23 August 2017 | Bergen, Norway

CONFERENCE: Globalisation at the Crossroads - Rethinking Inequalities and Boundaries

​Demolishing Development Myths to Meet the SDGs

28 June 2017 | UN Library Geneva

Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Handbook of Alternative Approaches to Economic Development.

Migrating out of Poverty: From Evidence to Policy

28-29 March 2017 | London, UK

CONFERENCE: Organised by Department for International Development (DFID). Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2016

World Social Work Day 2017

21 March 2017 | UN, Geneva

EVENT: What can social work contribute and which competencies are needed to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)?

The Poverty of Politics?

2 February 2017 | UN Headquarters, New York

EVENT: Pursuing Sustainable Development for All in Challenging Times.

The Universities and the SDGs

1 February 2017 | UiB Global, University of Bergen

WORKSHOP: How can universities, as part of a system of education and knowledge development, contribute to the promotion of the SDGs?

The IPCC’s 1.5C Report: Critical opportunities for social science to shape the future

31 October 2016 (16:00-17:00 CET) | Webinar

WEBINAR hosted by the International Social Science Council’s Transformations to Sustainability programme.

African Futures and the Futures of Childhood in Africa

17–28 October 2016 | Dakar, Senegal

COURSES (Application deadline 15 July 2016): 2016 Child and Youth Institute, organised by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17 October 2016

Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms

Expansion and Retrenchment in Social Policy: North-South Dialogues

25-27 August 2016 | University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline for abstracts - 12 February 2016): RC19 Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy at the RC19 Annual Conference

OPHI Summer School on Multidimensional Poverty Analysis

1-14 August 2016 | Beijing, China

COURSES: Organised by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, in collaboration with the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC).

Global and Transnational Social Policy: Contexts, Policies and Processes

10-14 July 2016 | Vienna, Austria

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline for abstracts - 30 September 2015): RC19 Research Committee on Sociology of Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy at the Third ISA Forum of Sociology

The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World

10-14 July 2016 | Vienna, Austria

CONFERENCE: Third ISA Forum of Sociology

Urban Inequities and Children

28-29 April 2016 | New York, USA

CONFERENCE to take Place at The New School, NY, 28 April 16:30-19:30 and 29 April, 9:00-13:00

Relational Poverty Network at AAG Annual Meeting

29 March - 2 April 2016 | San Francisco, USA

CONFERENCE: American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2016.

Economic Inequality, Financial Crises and Human Rights

9 March 2016 | Geneva, Switzerland

MEETING: Official side event of the 31st session of the Human Rights Council

A Changing Global Development Agenda?

5-6 November 2015 | Gothenburg, Sweden

CONFERENCE: Nordic Conference on Development Research 2015

Global Justice Post-2015

30 October - 1 November 2015 | Yale University, US

CONFERENCE: Annual conference of the Yale Global Justice Program.

Transforming Global Relations for a Just World

13-16 September 2015 | Durban, South Africa

CONFERENCE: The World Social Science Forum 2015 (WSSF 2015) is a flagship activity of ISSC, hosted by HSRC and CODESRIA.

Global Development as a Relationship: Dependence, Interdependence or Divide?

7-8 September 2015 | University of Bath, UK

CONFERENCE: The Development Studies Association (DSA) Conference in 2015 takes as its theme the forms of relationship that are valued, enacted and denied through current processes of international development.

From Welfare to Well-being: Child indicators in research, policy and practice

2-4 September 2015 | Cape Town, South Africa

5th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI 2015)

OPHI Summer School on Multidimensional Poverty Analysis

13-15 August 2015 | Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA

The Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Summer School will take Place from 13-15 August at Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.

Universities for Poverty Alleviation

6-7 July 2015 | Madrid, Spain

CONFERENCE: The World Academic Congress for Poverty Alleviation will engange the world’s educational thought leaders in action oriented critical analysis of one of the world’s most pressing social challenges.

Rethinking Development Research

25-26 June 2015 | University of East London, UK

WORKSHOP organised by the European Association of Development and Training Institutes (EADI) Working Group on Multidimensional Poverty

Sustainable Development Goals to meet Global Development Challenges

15-27 June 2015 | Bergen, Norway

COURSES organised by Bergen Summer Research School 2015

ASAP European Conference

17-19 June 2015 | Schloss Wartin, Germany

CONFERENCE: This conference will give participants the opportunity to share their experiences, forge new academic collaborations on issues related to global poverty, and discuss our collective duties to the global poor.

Future Sustainability - the role of Science in the SDGs

24-30 May 2015 | Lake Como, Italy

CONFERENCE: Future Earth Young Scientist Networking Conference 2015 at The German-Italian Centre for Cultural and Scientific Exchange

Symposium on Global Governance and the Politics of Aid

30 April - 1 May 2015 | Bradford, UK

CONFERENCE: The objective of this symposium is to foster a critical, theoretically informed and policy relevant analysis of the way in which aid is organised, managed and delivered at global and local levels.

What Works: Promising Practices in International Development

Starting 23 February 2015

COURSE: University of Oslo Online Course

Justice in Development: Confronting Illicit Financial Flows and Climate Change

7-9 November 2014 | Yale University, USA

CONFERENCE: Academics Stand Against Poverty - Conference on Justice in Development

World Social Science Report: Changing Global Environments

3 November 2014 | Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn, Germany

BOOK LAUNCH: The launch of this report will be held as part of the 40th anniversary of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institute (EADI).

Investing in Children: In Search for Innovative Solutions to Improve Children’s Well-Being

23-24 October 2014 | University of Lodz, Poland

CONFERENCE: The third edition of the “Neglected Childhood” conference series, organized by The Department of Applied Sociology and Social Work of University of Lodz in cooperation with European Anti-Poverty Network Poland.

Inequality: Measurement, trends, impacts, and policy

5-6 September 2014 | Helsinki, Finland

CONFERENCE: UNU-WIDER Development Conference 2014

OPHI Summer School on Multidimensional Poverty Analysis 2014

11-23 August 2014 | Oxford University, UK

COURSES organised by Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative

Responsible Development in a Polycentric World: Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes

23-26 June 2014 | Bonn, Germany

CONFERENCE: 14th General Conference of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)

A Better World Economic Order for Equality and Sustainable Development Post-2015

18-19 June 2014 | Geneva, Switzerland

PUBLIC EVENT: Public symposium at United Nations Conference On Trade And Development 50th anniversary event.

Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia

27 May 2014 | Palais de Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

SEMINAR (UNRISD Seminar Series) on Innovation, Human Rights and Feasibility

50 Years of Development in Sub-Saharan Africa - The Experience of Tanzania

29-30 May 2014 | University of Bradford, UK

CONFERENCE: The objective of the conference is to investigate the progress of the United Republic of Tanzania over the fifty years since the creation of the Union and to consider its prospects for the future in the context of renewed optimism about both economic performance and cooperation between national governments in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Correlates and likely causes for the decline in poverty in Nepal

23 May 2014 (13:30-14:30) | UiB Global, Bergen, Norway

LECTURE: Open lecture by Dr. Magnus Hatlebakk, Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute.

Good Jobs and Social Services

4 March 2014 | Geneva, Switzerland

SEMINAR (UNRISD Seminar Series): How Costa Rica Achieved the Elusive Double Incorporation

Localizing Globalization: Gendered Transformations of Work in Developing Economies

31 October - 1 November 2013 | Bergen, Norway

CONFRENCE organized by the University of Bergen and the Christian Michelsen Institute.

Social transformation and the digital age

13-15 October 2013 | Montréal, Canada

WORLD SOCIAL SCIENCE FORUM (WSSF) 2013: In line with ISSC’s strategic objectives to ensure synergies and continuity across its activities, WSSF 2013 will draw on the theme of WSSF 2009 "One planet, worlds apart" and the "Knowledge divides" highlighted in the 2010 WSSR report.

Social Transformations & the Digital Age

10-15 October 2013 | Montreal, Canada

CONFERENCE: ISSC General Assembly & World Social Science Forum 2013

Living in Low-income Urban Settlements in an Era of Climate Change

9-10 September 2013 | Manchester, UK

WORKSHOP: Processes, Practices, Policies and Politics

OPHI Summer School on Multidimensional Poverty Analysis

8-19 July 2013 | George Washington University’s IIEP, Washington DC, USA

COURSES led by the researchers and director of Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of the University of Oxford.

Ending Poverty

20 November 2012 | London, UK

VIDEO: Prof. Thomas Pogge, spoke about the Millennium Development Goals in a keynote address held at RSA

ASAP Launch Conference in Canada

25-27 October 2012 | Toronto, Canada

CONFERENCE to mark the launch of ASAP Canada, to engage Canadian themes and audiences.

Changing standards and practices - the same rights and peoples?

9-10 October 2012 | University of Tromsø, Norway

CONFERENCE: Forum Conference 2012. This year, the focus of the conference will be that a substantial part of development cooperation work is directed towards, or has implications for, indigenous peoples.

Beyond Enlargement - The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood

2-15 September 2012 | Cervia, Italy

COURSE: Annual summer school organised by the "Europe and the Balkans International Network - Centre for Eastern European and Balkan Studies", established by the University of Bologna. For post-graduate students from Eastern Europe and from the European Union.

OPHI-HDCA Summer School on Capability and Multidimensional Poverty

23 August - 4 September 2012 | Jakarta, Indonesia

COURSE: The capability approach formulated by Amartya Sen, and further developed by the philosopher Martha Nussbaum and others provides a conceptual framework that grounds many multidimensional approaches to poverty and social protection, including the MDGs, PRSPs, rights-based development, integrated social policy, and other specific initiatives.

The Other America: The Future of Inequality in America?

11 September 2012 | USA

PUBLIC DEBATE: Syndicated columnist, Clarence Page, will moderate this debate between Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray on the future of inequality in America.

Conceptualising and Measuring Poverty

18-22 June 2012 | University College Cork, Ireland

COURSE: Poverty Summer School organised by the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, the School of Applied Social Studies and the Centre for Cooperative Studies, University College Cork, funded by the IRCHSS and the Social Inclusion Division of the Department of Social Protection.

VIII International Conference of The Latin American And Caribbean Research Network and Annual Regional Childwatch Meeting

23-25 May 2012 | Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela

CONFERENCE offering participants the possibility of exchanging experiences and knowledge relevant for the design of more efficient strategies and programs to attend excluded children and youth of the Latin American and Caribbean Region.

Development-centred globalization: Towards inclusive and sustainable growth and development

21-26 April 2012 | Doha, Qatar

CONFERENCE: 13th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD–XIII)

What are the irrational choices we make that perpetuate poverty, corruption, discrimination?

15 March 2012 | Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Norway

LECTURE (Christian Michelsen Lecture 2012): Sendhil Mullainathan studies the day-to-day decisions made by real people, running deep-data studies on groups around the world to tease out patterns.

International Conference on Sustainable Development

5-7 December 2011 | Putrajaya, Malaysia

CONFERENCE jointly organised by the International Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), the Center for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University and the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) in Canada and Graduate School, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, in Malaysia.

The Future of Development Research: Exploring the Nordic perspective(s)?

24-25 November 2011 | Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

CONFERENCE: NFU is co-organising the conference with sister Nordic Development Research Associations, institutions and organisations. The conference seeks to make the 'case' for joint Nordic research in terms of substance areas, methodology, theory, relevance etc and hereby contribute to further expansion of such collaboration. Accordingly, proposals for joint Nordic panels and workshops are invited. Moreover engagement with colleagues from around the world and in particular the Global South is equally encouraged.

Stakes Replacing Rights – New Pathways for Indigenous Peoples in Development Cooperation?

12-13 October 2011 | University of Tromsø, Norway

CONFERENCE: The Annual Forum for Development Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples conference raises a question on whether there are two competing trends in international cooperation that may affect indigenous peoples.

The Politics of Poverty and Inequality

12 October 2011 | The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland

WORKSHOP co-organized by the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and UNRISD.

Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social Dimension

10-11 October 2011 | Geneva, Switzerland


Bergen Summer Research School - Global Development Challenges

20 June - 1 July 2011 | University of Bergen, Norway

COURSES (Deadline for Applications 1 March 2011): BSRS offers doctoral courses, plenary lectures, and open public debates. The theme is "Norms, Values, Language, Culture"

Making Trade and Finance Work for People and the Planet

22-24 June 2011 | Geneva, Switzerland

CONFERENCE: UNCTAD Public Symposium 2011. Civil society, parliamentarians, academics, private sector entities, the media, UN agencies, and UNCTAD member States will share their perspectives on topics likely to dominate the global political agenda in 2011 and 2012.

Food Security and Climate Change Challenge

12-17 June 2011 | Kathmandu, Nepal

SUMMER SCHOOL jointly organized by the International School of Advance Studies (ISAS), Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (HICAST) and University of Pavia, Italy.

4th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV)

9-13 May 2011 | Istanbul, Turkey

CONFERENCE: The UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) is the coordinator of the LDC-IV process.

Making Markets Work for the Poor: Contents and Discontents

30 March 2011 | Paris, France

SEMINAR: The third in a series of seminars examining the assumptions, impacts, evidence, benefits and risks of "making markets work" for small-scale farmers. It will be available as a live video stream, and viewers can submit their own perspectives and ask questions in real time.

Cross-cultural child research: Ethical challenges

18 March 2011 | Litteraturhuset, Oslo

MEETING: The National Committee for Research Ethics for the Social Sciences and Humanities (NESH), Childwatch International Research Network, and The Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO invite to a meeting on key ethical issues that researchers and students face in conducting cross-cultural research with children.

Academic Impact: e-Discussions on Poverty and Education

2-8 March 2011 | University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Academic Impact is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the UN in the areas of human rights, literacy, sustainability and conflict resolution.

The Age of Uncertainty: Climate change, water systems and social development

16-18 February 2011 | University of Bergen, Norway

CONFERENCE: Analyses and political predictions of climate change and the societal consequences of them are often presented as universal and general, but these processes must also be analysed as parts of specific geographical and historical contexts.

Capacity-building as a tool for meeting global challenges – focus on climate and energy

27 January 2011 | Oslo, Norway

SEMINAR: NORAD and SIU are organising a seminar on effects of South-North cooperation in research and higher education within the field of climate, energy, environment and development.

Global Symposium 2010: Awakening Planetary Consciousness

10-13 December 2010 | Lucknow, India

The Global Symposium is an annual event that has developed a world wide movement through a global partnership with civil society and educational organizations to establish sustainable development, world unity and world peace.

RISC 2010 Conference: Development, Poverty and Global Crises: Reinforcing Governance

11-13 November 2010 | Luxembourg

CONFERENCE: Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion invites to this conference that will examine poverty and development within the framework of recent global crises and governance.

WorldForum 2010 - A world fit for children: Advancing the global movement

8-11 November 2010 | IBM Learning Center, Palisades, New York, USA

The 21st annual summit of the International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW), an annual gathering of leaders in child welfare dedicated to the rights and well being of children globally.


28 October 2010 | Bergen, Norway

CONFERENCE: Organised by Batteriet which serves as a resource center for organizations and persons working with poverty-related issues and social exclusion in Norway.

Global Evaluation Conclave

25-29 October 2010 | New Delhi, India

A new vision is emerging of how evaluation can serve development. The questions are changing, from: "what was the outcome of this project?" to "what needs to happen to bring about deeper change in societies and system?"

Conference of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA)

21-23 September 2010 | University of Jordan, Amman

CONFERENCE: How can human rights be incorporated into the theoretical and empirical study of human development and economic analysis? Which elements need to be incorporated in such a framework?

Countdown to Europe 2020: Towards ‘Appropriate Indicators’ to Measure Poverty Reduction in the EU

29 June 2010 | Brussels, Belgium

CONFERENCE: This capacity-building symposium is organised by The Centre for Parliamentary Studies, and will focus on poverty reduction indicators which seek to raise awareness of poverty reduction as a key policy objective in Europe.

Capita's 8th UK National Child Poverty Conference

9 July 2010 | London, UK

The Conference brings together Government representatives and organisations from across the public sector to give guidance and share best practice in tackling child poverty.

13th International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network

30 June 2010 | Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

CONFERENCE: "Basic Income – an Instrument for Justice and Peace" will explore the basic income option from the standpoint of its contribution to social justice and peace, including basic income as a means of reducing inequality and poverty.

International Summer School in Food Security and Climate Change

26-30 June 2010 | Kathmandu, Nepal

Organized by University of Pavia, Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (HICAST), and International School of Advance Studies (ISAS).

UNESCO considers a possible Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles in Relationship to Climate Change


Following the initiative of UNESCO and COMEST to promote serious debate on the ethical stakes of climate change, regional expert consultation meetings will be held across the world between March and May with a view to assessing the advisability of a Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles in Relation to Climate Change.

Åpent møte: Hva skjer med urfolksdimensjonen i norsk bistand?

4 June 2010 | NORAD, Oslo, Norway

”Forum for urfolksspørsmål i bistanden” er en møteplass for representanter fra forskningsmiljøer, bistandsmiljøer og interesseorganisasjoner med erfaringer fra ulike typer internasjonalt urfolksarbeid.

Developing Human Capital for Sustainable Economies

27-28 May 2010 | Karlsruhe, Germany

The conference will discuss key emerging issues related to global warming and the emergence of the green economy, impacts on human capital management, and effective initiatives needed to develop and manage human capital for the next economies – the green economies.

UNCTAD Public Symposium

10-11 May 2010 | Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Responding to Global Crises: New Development Paths

Adolescent Girls - Cornerstone of Society: Building Evidence and Policies for Inclusive Societies

26-28 April 2010 | New School University, New York, USA

CONFERENCE: Equity For Children convenes the 5th International UNICEF-GPIA conference

Venezuela: towards sustained poverty reduction or economic meltdown?

28 April 2010 | Parkteateret, Oslo, Norway

PUBLIC DEBATE, followed by the showing of South of the Border, Oliver Stone’s documentary about the left-oriented political projects in Latin America.


CROP News and Events

CROP-GRIP Newsletter 2019-2020

March 2020

This special issue newsletter is the final one for CROP and the first one for GRIP. It explains the transition process and provides an overview of CROP activities in 2019.

The Politics of Social Inclusion: From Knowledge to Action

15 November 2019 | UN Library, GENEVA

BOOK LAUNCH for forthcoming CROP/UNESCO publication (as part of UNRISD Seminar Series)

Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa

18 October 2019 | Brighton, UK

BOOK LAUNCH and workshop at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK

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