Transition Academy

Transition Training Day

Wednesday, 4 February 2015
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On the 4th of February 2015 the Transition Academy will host an intensive training day for graduate and postgraduate level students and researchers interested to learn more about transition research. Motivated third year bachelor students and professionals with an academic background are also welcome to attend.

Transition studies comprise a field of academic research that focuses on processes of long term change towards sustainability. In the past decade transition studies have developed into an internationally recognized field of academic research, involving renowned research institutes across the world, see: the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN).

Within this network, the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) specialises in transition Management and action research: the translation between scientific research and practical action. Transition management is an innovative governance concept based on complexity theory, social theories and insights from the field of governance. It aims to deal with persistent societal problems by exploring and furthering more sustainable systems.

Do you want to learn more about the theory and practice of sustainability transitions and transition management from top scholars in the field? Register now by following this link. For questions and more information contact Marijke de Pous.



Throughout the day there will be a series of lectures on different themes, case-studies and research methods, given by senior transition scholars from DRIFT. There will also be plenty of time for discussion and questions.


The programme is currently in development. Please keep an eye on this page for updates or send an email to, to be informed via email.

Participation fee (including lunch, coffee and informal reception)

  • Master students & third year Bachelor students: 45 euro*
  • Junior researchers or PhD students: 85 euro
  • Professionals: 145 euro

* If you would like to attend, but the fee poses a problem, please contact Marijke de Pous.