XVII International Summer School “Clean Energy – Solution for Climate Changes”

16th June 2022
Nihad

Organizers

The 17th International Summer School will be organized by REIC in collaboration with the financial support of the Central European Initiative (CEI). ​

Target participants

  • Young policy-makers and civil servants from governmental institutions, embassies, and international organizations (up to 40 years old),​
  • Officers working in  authorities administration (national/ regional/ local) in SEE Europe,​
  • NGOs and development aid associations,​
  • Mid-career professionals from energy companies,​
  • Researchers and teaching assistants from South-East Europe,​
  • Final year PhD and master‘s students who want to pursue a professional career in the relevant field.​

Goals

  • Strengthening knowledge and skills in clean energy innovation as a climate change mitigation and adaptation solution,​
  • Enhancement of an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable energy planning and climate change mitigation and adaptation,​​
  • Dissemination of best practices on energy conservation and adaptation to climate change,​​
  • Capacity building of renewable, sustainable, secure and affordable energy promotion on the regional level as an element  of sustainable development in the region of South-East Europe,​​
  • Dissemination of knowledge about research programmes and innovations in the field of energy and climate,​
  • Educational support to master‘s and PhD students in the area of renewable energy sources (RES), energy efficiency (EE) and climate changes.​​​

​Concept

The 17th International Summer School will thematically address the challenges of climate change and the transition towards sustainable and clean energy. Climate change adaptation and mitigation as a global issue must be addressed at a regional level rather than just state level.

Participants will be led through a way of thinking from global to local. In this sense, participants will be able to understand key global concepts regarding low emission development and which tools on the local level should be developed. The Cooperation Activity will cover various topics ranging from environmental problems to socio-economic, legal, and technological issues related to clean energy and climate change. ​ ​

The program will consist of various educational activities that will be presented in the format of lectures, group work, workshops, and study visits. At the beginning, participants will be divided into groups (up to five) and facilitated to work together on a specific case study. Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm and develop governance programs around the selected case study. Each group will deliver and present a paper, which may be used as a good basis for future projects and initiatives since it will rely on real-life case studies.​

Study visit

In order to stimulate students to be creative, one full-day site visit to renewable energy facilities (solar, biomass, geothermal, and small HPP) will be organized.​

Cost

There is no participation fee. ​

​The organizer will provide full fellowship for all 20 participants. The full fellowship includes costs of full board accommodation, refreshments and the study visit. Only transportation costs are the responsibility of the participants.​

​The targeted number of participants is 20.​

​We would appreciate it if you disseminated the information to potential participants.

Application

For application, please register via this LINK

​​The official language of the school is English.​​

​​The deadline for applications is the 8th of July 2022. ​​

​​For more information, please ​​

  • visit www.reic.org.ba,  ​​
  • Call +387 33 613 193 or ​​
  • send us an e-mail at info@reic.org.ba. ​

Venue

Ethno Village Čardaci

The 17th International Summer School will be held in Ethno village Čardaci, municipality Vitez, in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Ethno village is about 82 km northwest of Sarajevo. The town is very well connected with the capital, Sarajevo, by a bus line. ​​The Ethno village was chosen since Čardaci is an ecological oasis and a sustainable complex built entirely of natural materials. The village uses biomass, on-site geothermal, and solar energy for its own energy demands. There is also a model of a wind power plant. Ethno Village has a wellness centre and a swimming pool supplied by renewable energy. This is the first ethno village in Bosnia and Herzegovina heated and cooled by heat pumps. The Village is a great example of how renewable energy can enable the sustainable development of the local community. ​Accommodation and all programs will be organized in the Ethno Village Čardaci (https://www.cardaci.ba/). ​​

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