Transnational Climate Policy after the Paris Agreement

In context of the ZenTraClim conference with the title "Transnational Climate Policy after the Paris Agreement" on the 27th and 28th September, Mr. Christop Bals, political director of Germanwatch e.V., gives a lecture on "New climate dynamics after the Paris agreement: citizens, initiatives, local authorities and federal states".

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with the title: Transnational Climate Policy after the Paris Agreement

From 27th of September to 28th of September a public conference with the title "Transnational Climate Policy after the Paris Agreement" will take place in Bremen.

The conference is organized as follows:

Wednesday 27 September 17:30h: Public Lecture at Haus der Wissenschaft (Olbers-Saal), Bremen

Thursday 28 September 9:00-18:00h: Conference, Gäastehaus Teerhof der Universität Bremen

Further information will follow.


Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Finance

In September, the Research Group "Transnational Political Ordering in Global Finance" is going to host a young scholar workshop on interdisciplinary perspectives on gloabl finance at the University of Bremen.

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ZenTra Working Paper Series extended by 18 contributions in 2015 to a total of 62 papers

Since the beginning of the year eighteen new ZenTra working papers have been added to the ZenTra Working Paper Series. These and other contributions can be found at:

ZenTra working paper series

Mercator-sponsored working group organised external expert workshop

ZenTraClim, ZenTra's Working Group II focused on transnational climate policy and climate change, organised the second external expert workshop. The event was taking place on November 19, 2015 at HWK in Delmenhorst. Intermediate results of ZenTraClim´s subgroups were presented and invited experts evaluated them critically and discussed the projects in a big forum.

Study by Céline Teney (et al.)

The study by Céline Teney (et al.) on high skilled immigration within the EU can be found here:

Teney, C., et al. (2015): Brain Drain – Brain Gain: Labour Mobility in the EU in Times of Crisis, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation: Berlin.

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ZenTra is an interdisciplinary and
collaborative initiative joining researchers
from the Universities of Bremen and
Oldenburg from the fields of economic,
organizational, sociological, legal and
political science scholarship.

ZenTra has been established in October 2011
and has been officially opened in its
current structure with six research
groups in October 2012.
Since the 1st of July Natalia Besedovsky is an associated Junior Fellow at HWK

Mercator-sponsored working group plans external experts workshop

Following the positive experiences of the inauguration workshop in 2014 the next external experts workshop is scheduled to take place at the HWK on November 19, 2015. Taking the workshop “Economics of Energy Transition (Ökonomie der Energiewende)” and the doctoral colloquium “Energy for Well-Being“ in the last year with the participation of both ZenTraClim researchers and renowned experts as examples ZenTraClim strives for additional discussion forums on transnational climate policy and climate change.

Call for Papers

ZenTra Workshop on Diaspora Networks in International Business in Turku, Finland

Diaspora Networks in International Business – Annual Spring Workshop 2015

Place & date: Turku School of Economics, Turku, Finland, Tuesday, the 12th  of May 2015, 9.00-16.00.


Maria Elo (University of Turku)

Prof. Dr. Jörg Freiling & Aki Harima (LEMEX – Chair in Small Business & Entrepreneurship, University of Bremen)

Call for Papers/Presentation

The workshop welcomes research papers focusing on migration and diaspora entrepreneurship. They can be conceptual, review or empirical papers. Interdisciplinary perspectives and various geographical constellations are welcome. Please send your workshop presentation abstracts (approximately three A4 pages) via e-mail to

For more information, download the Call for Papers here.