IECO Newsletter October 2022

IECO Newsletter │ 24th October 2022

Dear researchers, supporters and friends of the IECO Network,

This is both a welcome and a farewell newsletter: Andreas Braun who has built up and led the IECO project for the last 5 years, is leaving KIT and IECO, he will assume a new professorship at the University of Kassel. Michael Janoschka, the new head at the Institute of Regional Science at KIT, was confirmed as the new project manager by the IECO Steering Committee on 13 October.

One week ago, a group of 5 IECO researchers returned to Chile after a 3 day intensive workshop at KIT. During this workshop the change of leadership was confirmed and the scientific activities of the upcoming year of IECO was discussed. We spent three entire days discussing research foci and funding opportunities, drafting plans and project proposals, and of course deepening our friendship during joint evenings.

In today’s edition, you will find both a few parting words by Andreas Braun, as well as a welcome interview by Michael Janoschka, who will not only be the new project manager, but also contribute to IECO with research on urbanization processes in Latin America and social aspects of Eco Industrial Development.

Our thanks go to Andreas for his enthusiasm and commitment over the last 7 years. We are looking forward to continuing this adventure with Michael, welcome!

As usual, a selection of news and the updated list of open calls is found at the bottom of the newsletter. Enjoy reading!

The IECO Coordination team