The University of Reims is hosting a Summer School on the Governance of Socio-Ecological Systems (SES), which is a rapidly emerging issue in many environment related disciplines and especially sustainability sci-ence. The GOSES Summer School is organized jointly with SENSE (Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment). This is already the third edition of this very successful Summer School.

The GOSES Summer School is designed not only for doctoral students, but also for pre-docs, post-docs and young scholars, who wish to further explore the governance of socio-ecological systems, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike, and develop specific skills such as presenting and dis-cussing research, developing abstracts and performing fieldwork.

This edition aims at bringing together scholars who work on the governance of socio-ecological systems at different levels, from local to regional to global, and from different perspectives, including ecology, biology, geography, planning, political science, international relations and the emerging discipline of sustainability sci-ence.

For the first time, the program of the GOSES Summer School will feature not only in situ observation of a socio-ecological system nearby, but will also attempt to perform participatory research on the sustainability of this socio-ecological system with the support of local scholars, practitioners and citizens.

The course will take place in an environment that favors mutual learning, exchange and conviviality, sur-rounded by the beautiful landscape of Champagne. The GOSES Summer School is composed of three modules, a fieldtrip and a final conference.