The theme of the 12th Conference “Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe” at Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Mennagio, October 23-25, 2017 will be Resilience: An Asset in Difficult Times?
The 2017 „Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe“ – conference will have a focus on the concept of „resilience“ and its measurement in terms of indicators and/or survey instruments. In a most general sense, resilience – as the antonym to vulnerability – may be defined as the ability to cope with critical states and forces like shocks, conflicts and stress, challenging the stability of systems such as communities, cities and societies, or – at the micro level – eventually also individuals and households. As a quality of such systems resilience may e.g. help to absorb shocks and to recover, to adapt to change or even to facilitate transformations of a system to a new equilibrium state. From such a point of view, resilience may thus be considered a desirable quality, particularly in time periods characterised by rapid and far reaching change, serious risks and threats of different sorts as well as conflicts and instabilities.
Call for papers
Please submit your abstract (no more than 300 words) to Dr. Heinz-Herbert Noll (firstname.lastname@example.org) and in CC to Franziska Ehrler (Franziska.Ehrler@fors.unil.ch). The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017.