European Society for Ecological Economics Conference | ESEE2019


FULL PROGRAMME (Click to open)

Click on the parallel session topics (SS=special sessions, OT=ordinary sessions) to open the particular session programme.
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Check the special session descriptions here.

The parallel session programme can also be found as a PDF-file.

Guidelines for presenters at the bottom of this page!

Please note that small changes are still possible!

Programme at a glance



Short welcoming talk by Johanna Buchert (the President and CEO of Natural Resources Institute Finland) about the future of bioeconomy. This will be followed by the opening keynotes by Prof Ioan Fazey (University of York, UK) on co-creating sustainability transformation and Prof Liisa Tyrväinen (Natural Resources Institute Finland) on co-creating human health and wellbeing with nature.


First keynote will be on the ontological and epistemological foundations of co-creation in ecological economics by Prof Carsten Herrmann-Pillath (Erfurt University, Germany). A twenty-minute presentation will be followed by a dialogue between Carsten and the facilitator Prof. Juha Hiedanpää (Natural Resources Institute Finland). The audience will be engaged in discussion.

The afternoon keynote will address the methodological issues of co-creation. Prof Janne Hukkinen (University of Helsinki, Finland) and Prof. Niki Frantzeskaki (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia) will give a fifteen-minute (15 min) sharp, fresh and thought-provoking briefing about the transdisciplinary conditions of co-creation and action research in co-creation, respectively. Presentations will be followed by a trialogue between Janne, Niki, and facilitator Dr. Ines Omann. A comment by Prof Erik Gómez-Baggethun (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway).


The keynote session will address co-creation of policies. Prof Eeva Primmer (Finnish Environment Institute, Finland) presents on co-creation of economic instruments for sustainability and Prof Graham Smith (University of Westminster, UK) on co-creation between citizens and public authorities, 15 minutes each. Presentations will be followed by a trialogue between Eeva, Graham, and the facilitator research director Dr. Lauri Rapeli (Åbo Akademi University, Finland). A comment by senior research fellow Dr. Nicole Curato (University of Canberra, Australia).

Guidelines for oral presenters

  • We do not recommend using your own computer. Please bring your presentation on a USB stick to the lecture room during e.g. coffee break before your session. 
  • Presentation time is 13+5 minutes, 10+5 in sessions with more than 5 presentations.
  • Programme versions in the conference hall computers: Windows 10, Office 2016. Powerpoints: aspect ratio of 16:9 (widescreen) as default for slides.
  • File size should not exceed 100 MB. It is useful to compress all Powerpoint presentations, especially if you have many digital images included.
  • Use embedded pictures, do not use images linked to other files. Accepted picture file formats: JPG and GIF.  
  • Video and audio objects: Use embedded files, do not use files linked to other files. 

There will be an assistant in each lecture room to help you to upload your presentation.  

One presenter in each OT session has  kindly agreed to act as a chair of the session with the main task of keeping the time! This is to allow people to plan their schedules and also be able to swap between sessions.