19th International Summer School: “Multi-Level Governance for climate and energy security”

4th April 2024

Date: 10-17. August 2024

Place: Ethno village “Čardaci“ Vitez, Bosnia and Herzegovina

19th International Summer School “Multi-Level Governance for climate and energy security“ is set to take place from August 10th to 17th, 2024, at the Ethno village “Čardaci” in Vitez, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is organised with the support of the EU4 Energy Transition: Covenant of Mayors in the Western Balkans and Türkiye project. This project is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. In the Western Balkans, the project is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as part of the Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe: Energy, Transport and Climate Protection.

The 19th Summer School “Multi-Level Governance for Climate and Energy Security” is set to ingage participants in a comprehensive exploration of energy transition, guided by the innovative “Ds” of Energy Transition approach. This approach recognizes that effective responses to these issues require collaboration and coordination among various stakeholders at local, regional, national, and international levels. This framework, with comprising six key elements including Decarbonization, Decentralization, Dematerialization, Digitalization, Democratization, and Dialogue, will play a pivotal role in reshaping the energy landscape of Southeast Europe (SEE). Esteemed international lecturers will share insights, knowledge, and practical experiences, enriching participants’ understanding of advanced energy planning.

Twenty young participants from various countries including BiH, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Moldova, Albania, Germany, Turkey, and Kosovo* will converge at the Summer School. Here, they will have the opportunity to engage with leading experts, exchange ideas, and explore innovative solutions to promote accessible, safe, and sustainable energy practices. The program is designed to empower a new generation of energy leaders, equipped to drive positive change and shape the future of energy landscapes in Southeast Europe and beyond. The knowledge and insights gained during the Summer School will be invaluable in advancing towards a greener and more resilient future for the region and beyond.

Taking place in the sustainable Ethno village Čardaci, located in the municipality of Vitez in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, this unique venue exemplifies the principles of renewable energy and sustainable development. Built entirely of natural materials and situated next to a mini hydro power (MHP) plant, the village utilizes biomass, geothermal, and solar energy, with a model wind power plant also on-site. Heating is provided by water pumped from nearby wells, showcasing the potential for renewable energy to drive local community sustainability.

Participation in the summer school incurs no fees, with full fellowship covering the costs of full board accommodation in shared rooms. Participants are only responsible for their transport to and from the venue.

We invite all young people to apply via THIS LINK.

All details about the application conditions can be found HERE.

See you in Čardaci in Bosnia and Herzegovina, welcome!

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ
Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

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