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.
In January 19-23, 2015, Erda RTE jointly with Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) had run an intensive training in development and preparation of syllabi and learning materials on climate change for a group of university teachers from Belarus. The 40 hours training was commissioned by UNDP (tender RFP /913/2014). It included lectures, workshops and a field visit, and encompassed the whole range of climate change-related issues, including processes in the physical system, climate change adaptation and mitigation, use of ICT tools for communicating climate change information and uncertainties. All the participants received certificates issued by Central European University and countersigned by Dr. Anton Shkaruba, the director of Erda RTE.
The first try of our Jean-Monnet course in Pskov run by Erda's members Anton Shkaruba and Viktar Kireyeu is over, and only two things are left - grading and student evaluation. Looking forward to reading course final essays and evaluation forms! This was an enjoyable experience, and we are looking forward to coming again to the great city of Pskov with its great people!
Today the students reported back the results of their recognition/topic identification exercises, with a good cup of tea and stroopwafels fresh from Amsterdam. The morning was gloomy, but the class looked very good!