Summer school on renewables’ role in local development


July 7, 2016





July 7, 2016




The Regional Education and Information Centre (REIC) issued an invitation for its twelfth summer school in Fojnica, west of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital Sarajevo.

This time the subject is ‘Renewable energy sources as driving force for local development’. Targeted participants are final year master students, PhD students and young professionals dealing with energy issues from technical aspects, economy and law, journalism, natural science and other angles. There is no participation fee, while full fellowship for 20 participants and partial fellowship for five more will be provided.

Organizers said they expect applications and CVs from Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Kosovo*, Moldova and Ukraine, while there will also be two places for participants who are from other countries. The summer school is organized in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

The Summer School will be held within the Days of Carbon Reduction (Dacar) for Southeastern Europe. Participants will be led through a process of strategic planning and decision making from the global level (the big picture) to planning at local level. Examples from Germany and other developed countries will be used to present state of the art energy strategies and approaches. At the beginning, students will be introduced with Energiewende, the energy that Germany started years ago. Advanced concepts of the sustainable development approach and the circular economy will be also discussed in detail.

The event is taking place from August 21 to August 27 and the deadline for applications is July 15.

REIC is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2005. Located in Sarajevo, lunched as integral part of regional training project scheme EESD – Environmental Education for Sustainable Development for the Adriatic-Ionian basin. The project was funded by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, implemented by Unesco’s Venice office in partnership with the University of Sarajevo and the University of Bologna and its Institute for Central, Eastern and Balkan Europe.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
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