Friday, 21 August 2020

Open Access - Highly Cited Articles - Evidence and Policy

Evidence & Policy achieved an impact factor of 1.453 in the 2019 Journal Citation Reports. It has created a free collection of highly cited articles. This collection features papers which have contributed to our 2019 Impact Factor and more recent papers. All of the articles below are free to access until 31 August:


Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Webinar: Small States and COVID-19

Join us on 02 September between 17:00h and 18:00h CEST (Malta) for a webinar on "Small States and COVID-19", held on Zoom and also live-streamed on this Facebook page.

The webinar is jointly organised by the  
World Health Organization (WHO)

 Collaborating Centre on Health Systems and Policies in Small States and the Small States Health Platform (SSHP), which are both hosted by the  Islands and Small States Institute - University of Malta.

Speakers will be Professor  
Lino Briguglio, Director of the ISSI and world-renowned expert on islands and small states; Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, Director of the Division of Country Health Policies & Systems at the WHO and Coordinator of the SSHP; and Dr Stefano Moncada, Director Designate of the ISSI and Coordinator of the  Climate Change Platform - University of Malta

✔️ 30 minutes of presentations will be followed by another 30 minutes where you can share your questions and comments on Zoom with the panel.

⚠️ Registration for the limited spaces on Zoom can be made until 12h noon (CEST) of Friday, 28th:

📧 For further information, please contact us on

ℹ️ You can also visit our website to learn more about our Institute:

Webinar - The Sociology of Belarusian Protest

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 1700-1900 CET
- Einstein Forum, Potsdam, Germany (
- Ukraine in European Dialogue Program at IWM, Vienna (Chronicle from Belarus:
- Democracy Seminar (Public Seminar / Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, New School for Social Research, New York)
- Research Committee 47 Social Classes and Social Movements, International Sociological Association (
Belarusian voices are few and far between in international debates about the ongoing protests in Belarus. In this webinar, Belarusian sociologists will share their views and analysis of the current protest wave. Among other things, they will discuss the role of striking workers; class, gender, and violence; patterns of mobilization and self-organization; the mobilizing effects of trauma; the impact of urban space; the legacy of previous protests; the role of protest in forging different types of communities; and the ways in which the post-industrial shift and other long-term transformations in Belarusian society have affected its political economy. This webinar will take place in English.
Nelly Bekus, sociologist, University of Exeter, UK
Elena Gapova, sociologist, Western Michigan University, USA / European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Aliaksei Lastouski, sociologist, Polotsk State University, Belarus
Alena Minchenia, gender scholar and social scientist, Lund University, Sweden
Andrey Vozyanov, social anthropologist, European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania) / Minsk Urban Platform
Moderator: Mischa Gabowitsch, sociologist and historian, Einstein Forum, Potsdam, Germany

Monday, 17 August 2020

Free webinar on environmental, social, governance performance and impact assessment

Major corporations are increasingly paying attention to their ESG (environmental, social and governance) performance—and so are the institutions that invest in them. An interview with an ESG expert will help us unpack what ESG is and what impact assessment professionals should know. Presenters: Marla Orenstein is Past President and President-Elect of IAIA. She is also the Director of the Natural Resources Centre at the Canada West Foundation, a public policy think tank. Marla has led projects for both the public and private sector, on behalf of government, Indigenous government, industry, and community organizations. Her focus has been on ensuring the wellbeing of communities in the context of development and change. Jamie Bonham is Director of Corporate Engagement at NEI Investments, where he is responsible for managing the ESG program. He has over thirteen years of experience in researching and engaging with companies - and specifically for the extractive industry - on ESG issues. His philosophy is that companies can take advantage of emerging business opportunities by integrating best ESG practices into their strategies and operations. This webinar is being co-sponsored by IAIA and IAIA-WNC.

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Free webinar on finding and understanding Eurostat data

🆓 Free webinar on finding and understanding Eurostat data 🖥️

🗓️ Takes place on 24 September 2020 at 11:00 CET (in English) 🗓️

➡️ If interested, please contact: