Currently, the initiative is sponsored by institutions with global reach as well as by local partners. We envision a broad network of organizations working together to carry off the year. In this, the year will bring together scientific actors from wide range of disciplines from the humanities, social and natural sciences as well as engineering.

Global Partners


Issc_logo_PNG_web ISSC International Social Science Council Conseil International des Sciences Sociales
ICSU International Council for Science
futurearth-tagline-blue-rgb-low_small Future Earth research for global sustainability
CIPSH International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines
IGU International Geographical Union
IUAES International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences
WCAA World Council of Anthropological Associations
AAG American Association of Geographers
IUGG International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Union Géodésique et Géophysique Internationale
IUGSlogo_small IUGS International Union of Geological Sciences
EUROGEO European Association of Geographers
IAPG International Association for Promoting Geoethics

Local Partners

Ministry for Education, Cultural Affairs and Science. Regional Government of Thuringia (2009-2013)
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Ernst Abbe Foundation
 Research Centre Laboratorium Aufklärung
 Eine Welt Netzwerk Thüringen e. V.
logoKolleg-lang-grau Kolleg | DFG-Research Group on Post-Growth Societies

Private Sector Partners

Katerva Logo Katerva
OEI Organização dos Estados Ibero-americanos
Melton Foundation

IYGU Network


Apheleia Project
2016-02-16 Logo Geographical Society of China_GSC_2 GSC The Geographical Society Of China
Morro do Pilar
 2016-02-11 Logo OAB Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – Order of Attorneys of Brazil (OAB)
International Federation of Rock Art Organisations (IFRAO)
Asking About Tomorrow (Łódź – Poland)
YES Young Earth Scientists Network