On October 15, 2015 Erda RTE co-organises a seminar on "Landscape Planning Tools for Green Economy: EU experience for Belarus"; the seminar venue is Belarusian State Technological University is Minsk. The objective of this seminar is to discuss options for landscape planning applications to support development of green economy in Belarus, with a view of applying relevant EU experience.
As a mark of a proper completion of the course "Transition of environmental governance in V4" (120 academic hours), the sucessfull students of Kharkiv National University of Urban Economy and Kharkiv Karazin National University participating in the course, have received their certificates of completion on May 13 and 29, 2015 (news features and photos on official web-pages of the universities: http://ecology.kname.edu.ua/index.php/uk/8-novini/47-23-travnya-2015-roku, http://www-ecology.univer.kharkov.ua/uk/news/1-news/368--4-). The course was developed and taught by Anton Shkaruba (academic coordinator) and Viktar Kireyeu in cooperation with colleagues from Slovakia and Ukraine under a Visegrad VUSG project.
On 3 April, 2015, Vicebsk State University (Vicebsk, Belarus) hosted a workshop "Contents of a graduate course on climate change" organised under UNDP project “Linking Environment and Security in Belarus”. The course was presented by experts developing the syllabus, learning materials and a textbook on climate change for Belarusian universities. The suggested course will consists of four modules encompassing procceses in the physical system, concepts and methods of climate change adaptation and mitigation, climate-related risks and adaptation issues for Belarus, and climate change policy. Anton Shkaruba took part in the discussion and presented his module on theories and concepts of climate change adaptation and mitigation, together with practical excercise on climate data visualisation and ecosystem modelling developed by Viktar Kireyeu.
This year, in cooperation with the European Environment Agancy, we offer a summer school at Central European University on the precautionary principle and its applications across sectors and disciplines (June 27-July 4. 2015). The application deadline is March 14, 2015. We will be glad to see you there, and we would also greatly appreciate if you could spread the information and/or recommend good candidates. Here's the link: http://www.summer.ceu.hu/precautionary-2015.
We are happy to report that Erda members are teaching a course on transitions in environmental governance to students from V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University and A.N. Beketov Kharkiv National University of Urban Economy. The turnout is not as great as we expected, as many students were from the area affected by the conflict in south-eastern Ukraine.