ERASMUS BIP Blended Intensive Programme:
Summer School „Island Sustainability“ on Samothraki, Greece
Cooperation between University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources (BOKU Vienna), University of Vienna, UAB Barcelona, Masaryk University Brno, University of Èvora Portugal, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini (local host).
7th summer school on the Greek island of Samothraki, accompanying an effort at a sustainability transition in collaboration with local actors and supporting the island to become a member of Unesco‘s international Man-and-the-Biosphere community.
Module 1: Bottom-up citizen initiatives for sustainability
Module 2: Securing the island‘s freshwater resources
Module 3: Sustainable food systems – local ecological and economic options
Why should you be part of this summer school?
The aim is to learn and apply social ecology and environmental science approaches in a local setting while supporting an ongoing research and transition process. The course gives students the opportunity to engage in a real-life project and utilize their respective scientific competencies to support the process, cooperate with local „citizen scientists“ in gathering missing information in fieldwork, and contribute to a local sustainability transformation process. This will provide you with the experience of a transdisciplinary process, supporting a search for local solutions, coping with development challenges, and learning to interact with stakeholders in a culturally alien environment. The course will conclude with a joint reflection on the experiences and written student reports on the findings of their specific research group (module). You will receive a certificate amounting to 6 ECTS to use at your home university.
15 to 20 students can be a part of the summer school, expenses for travelling and accommodation are supported by Erasmus+.
Preparatory Online Meeting: May 4., 4-6 pm (CET) and May 5, 4-5 pm (CET).
You will receive introductory texts for this meeting upon your registration with Mirjam Weber (see below), as well as your zoom invitation for the preparatory meeting.
Summer School on Samothraki, Greece: July 16 to July 24.
Short motivation letters by applicants due April 15th to: mirjam.weber(at)boku.ac.at, who may also be addressed for further information!