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The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2014

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The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university partners is proud to announce the Second European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment, to be held from July 3-6, 2014, at the Thistle Hotel Brighton, in the United Kingdom.

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience the UK, explore Brighton, London and the South-East of England, join a global academic community…

2014 Conference Theme: “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy”

Conflict from earliest times has been a characteristic of the human condition. The struggle between our individual selves and our social selves arises from what makes us unique on the one hand, being challenged by our being part of an interdependent structure of relationships on the other.

The specific blend of experiences, abilities, attitudes, and aspirations, that helps to define us, can sit sometimes uncomfortably alongside our commitments to those closest to us, our communities and our cultures. This can lead to conflict at different levels.

Conflict within communities and societies is inevitable given that these groups are based on commonality of geography, values, attitudes, and beliefs that help to differentiate one from another. The dialectic engendered by diversity, however, although it may lead to conflict, can play an important role in the expansion of ideas in communities and societies. One major challenge of modern society is to harness the synergy that emerges from the interactive dialectic generated by these differences.

As it enters its second year, the European Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment will again include a variety of presenters representing a wide range of social science disciplines, expressing divergent views, searching for common ground, and creating the synergies that can inspire multi-disciplinary collaborations. In developing these relationships among ourselves, the role of the social sciences is strengthened as we take our place at the table, along with scholars in the STEM disciplines (i.e., science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), in seeking solutions to the complex issues and problems of the 21st century.

ECSEE 2014 will address these various dimensions of human sustainability as we invite scholars from around the world to address questions and search for synergies and solutions to the complex issues surrounding sustainability in a forum encouraging serious and thoughtful exchange between academics, members of the global business community, and practitioners in the fields of human endeavor that link these. We call on scientists from around the globe to meet and share our respective outlooks and collective wisdom on a critical issue of common concern: the pursuit of a sustainable world.

We look forward to seeing you at ECSS2014!


Professor Stuart D. B. Picken

ECSS/ECSEE 2014 Conference Chair

Chairman, IAFOR International Advisory Board

Program Advisers

Dr Andrea Molle, Chapman University, USA

Dr Alex Petrisor, Urban-INERC (Romania)


IAFOR Global University & Institutional Alliance – Working Together

IAFOR works with our university partners to nurture and encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research. We work with senior administrators and professors in our partner institutions to develop programs which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. The global partnership alliance means that our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. For a full list of university and institutional partners, click HERE.


journal_cover_environmentPublishing Opportunities: Authors of Accepted Abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR journals associated with ECSEE. For more information about the IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy & the Environment and other journals, click HERE.

International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary

The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment is organized as part of a month long series of academic events in the UK organized by IAFOR. Those attending the ECSEE will have the opportunity of attending several other conferences held in parallel for no extra charge:

About the Event

Date/Time: Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Sunday, July 6, 2014 (All Day)
Venue: Thistle Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Abstract Submission Deadline: Extended to May 15, 2014
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2014
Streams: Cultural Sustainability: Protecting, Economic Sustainability: Environmental Challenges and Economic Growth, Economic Sustainability: Sustainable Businesses and CSR, Energy: Energy Economics and Ecological Economics, Energy: Environmental Degradation, Energy: Renewable Energy and Environmental Solutions, Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Atmosphere and Air, Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Freshwater and Oceans, Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Land Use & Misuse, Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Food and Water / Hunger and Thirst, Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Waste, Preserving and Conserving, Social Sustainability, Social Sustainability & Social Justice, Social Sustainability & Sustainable Living, War and Peace

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