Building urgent intergenerational bridges – new ECR NoN paper published!

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Building urgent intergenerational bridges: assessing early career researcher integration in global sustainability initiatives

The Early Career Researchers Network of Networks (ECR NoN) facilitates cooperation between early career researcher organisations worldwide. It aims to ensure effective participation of the early career community in international research activities and beyond.

Recently, as part of a collaborative effort from different ECR network within the ECR NoN, the following paper has been published in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability:

‘Building urgent intergenerational bridges: assessing early career researcher integration in global sustainability initiatives‘ (Jørgensen et al. 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2019.10.001)

Some highlights from the paper are:

• Sustainability science faces multi-faceted intergenerational conundrums.

• Early career researchers (ECRs) can help address these challenges.

• Global sustainability initiatives increasingly work with ECRs but these collaborations are institutionally fragile.

• Further integration of ECR networks can help address this fragility.

Our ExeCom member Gaby Langendijk actively participated in the elaboration of the article.

We encourage the global community to support and strengthen their involvement with ECR communities to advance in the integration of young scientists in global initiatives.

* Jørgensen, Peter Søgaard, Chijioke J. Evoh, Leopoldo Cavaleri Gerhardinger, Alice C. Hughes, Gaby S. Langendijk, Hannah Moersberger, Jay Pocklington, and Nibedita Mukherjee. “Building urgent intergenerational bridges: assessing early career researcher integration in global sustainability initiatives.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 39 (2019): 153-159.