Rights for Ecosystem Services


R.E.S. Project

This Marie Curie project explored the idea of Rights for Ecosystem Services (RES), as rights to be recognized to sustainable traditional and non-traditional sustainable local communities that contribute to the conservation of ecosystems, with the aim of protecting, and fostering their environmentally-beneficial actions.


Fieldwork was conducted in the Egadi Archipelago (Sicily) in order to provide an empirically grounded, context-specific testing of the proposed RES framework.

Giulia Sajeva

I come from Sicily, Italy, and I have mostly worked on the challenges of the idea of biocultural rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. 


Post-fellowship project

Food Sovereignty and Sustainable Development in Sicily. Small-scale and artisanal fisheries and local communities’rights.

Right after ending her Marie Curie Fellowship, Giulia Sajeva joined the Università degli Studi di Palermo as fixed-term researcher in Political Philosophy to engage in a project focused on the promotion of food sovereignty and local communities’ fisheries in Sicily, Italy.

I am among those who think that science has great beauty.

- Marie Curie

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 This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 841546.

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