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The Elinor Ostrom Award is an opportunity to bring some recognition to those involved in developing, operating, or studying “institutions that bring out the best in humans”, and also an opportunity to demonstrate (hopefully to a wider audience) what can be achieved when people work together in innovative ways to manage ‘their commons’, or provide new insights through diligent scholarly research.
The Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons is made every two years and coincides with the IASC biennial global conferences on commons. Due to the Pandemic, the 2021 IASC Conference will be the first fully online global commons conference, organised through Arizona State University in the USA.
The Award is now open for nominations for the 2021 round. There are three categories of the Award made to recognize the work of both practitioners and scholars of commons.