The Summer School Green & Blue Infrastructure in a Post-Communist City: Exploring Legacies and Developing Innovation, to be held on 13-27 September in Yaremche, Ukraine, is co-organised and co-funded by a consortium of international partners financed by several funding programs:
Visegrad+ Grant GAP – Green & Blue Infrastructure in Post-USSR Cities: exploring legacies and connecting to V4 experience (No. 22020186) by International Visegrad Fund (http://ecology.karazin.ua/mizhnarodna-dijalnist/v4-gbi/): V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (coordinating institution, Ukraine), Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Poland), NGO Ekapraekt (Belarus), Estonian University of Life Sciences (Estonia), The Institute Ecology of the Carpathians (associate partner, Ukraine)
CBHE project INTENSE – Integrated Doctoral Program for Environmental Policy, Management and Technology by the Erasmus+ programme (http://intense.network/): Estonian University of Life Sciences (coordinating partner, Estonia), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria), V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine), The Institute Ecology of the Carpathians (Ukraine), Odessa State Environmental University (Ukraine)
Our research-intensive school set to explore and find solutions to real life problems, with rapidly urbanising Carpathian Mountains selected as the case study area, will include intensive research methodology training and group work on multidisciplinary research projects.
The school consists of the following periods:
Pre-Field period (September 13-September 14, 2021): pre-course reading and case study materials (made available through a dedicated e-learning site from September 9, 2021), development and collection of course participants profiles with short visions for the course (to be compiled to the course participant directory) and an introductory sessions by *project faculty.
In-Field period is open from September 15 to 21, 2021 in Yaremche, when the main program of the School takes place (see more in the detailed School agenda). During the in-field period we will offer a number of highly interactive sessions designed to familiarise the audience with the state of art in the field and analytical tools; this will be followed by supervised group research, and then by a Stakeholders Workshop in Ivano-Frankivsk (see the detailed Agenda). The topics for group research will be identified by students with a help of the School faculty and stakeholder representatives. The task of student groups would be to identify the particular problem they want or are capable to analyse and address given time and resource constraints, to develop research proposals containing the research question, its justification and research methodology, and to perform the research.
After-Field period, that is the time for finishing group work and making presentations of research findings to the school faculty and stakeholders at a dissemination workshop in Odessa and a final workshop in Kharkiv (see the detailed Agenda). We will collect research reports and make them available to all the participants, stakeholders and partner universities for curriculum development and learning purposes. We will encourage the students and supervising faculty to re-develop their research reports to academic papers; subject to the quality and number of quality papers, we will consider a special issue of an international peer-reviewed journal.
The School target audience are PhD students, junior researchers, faculty members and practitioners interested in the development and management of GB infrastructure.
The School working languages are English and Ukrainian.
If you are interested to participate in the school, we kindly ask you to fill in the online application form: https://forms.gle/f26FJjyD9ftXzThe9
Travel and accommodation will be centrally arranged by the organisers. We are striving to find the most cost efficient however decent options for accommodation and catering. The character and cost of accommodation and catering will be varying, subject to the selected case study. Full information will be provided in due course.
Venue for Summer School sessions in Yaremche
Vasylya Stusa Street, 6, Carpathian National Nature Park Administration
Dr. Tereza Aubrechtova, University of Ostrava (Ostrava, Czechia)
Dr. Mária Bihuňová, Slovak University of Agriculture (Nitra, Slovakia)
Dr. Viktar Kireyeu, Erda RTE (Rotterdam, Netherlands) and EKAPRAEKT (Minsk, Belarus)
Siiri Külm, Estonian University of Life Sciences (Tartu, Estonia)
Prof. Valdo Kuusemets, Estonian University of Life Sciences (Tartu, Estonia)
Lagle Lõhmus, Estonian University of Life Sciences (Tartu, Estonia)
Prof. Nadiya Maksymenko, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Dr. Oksana Maryskevych, Institute for the Carpathians’ Ecology (Lviv, Ukraine)
Prof. Hans-Peter Nachtnebel, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Vienna, Austria)
Prof. Alla Nekos, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Prof. Valeriya Ovcharuk, Odessa State Environmental University (Odessa, Ukraine)
Prof. Anatoliy Polevoy, Odessa State Environmental University (Odessa, Ukraine)
Dr. Justyna Rubaszek, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Wrocław, Poland)
Prof. Kalev Sepp, Estonian University of Life Sciences (Tartu, Estonia)
Dr. Anton Shkaruba, Estonian University of Life Sciences (Tartu, Estonia)
Dr. Iryna Shpakivska, Institute for the Carpathians’ Ecology (Lviv, Ukraine)
Dr. Hanna Skryhan, EKAPRAEKT (Minsk, Belarus)
Dr. Marcin Spyra, Opole University of Technology (Olole, Poland) and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Halle, Germany)
Dr. Kateryna Utkina, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
The detailed programme is also available.