Call for participation: Summer school for the “Young experts in integrated waste management sector”

27th September 2023

Date: 1-5, October 2023
Place: Albania

The call for applications is still open, so apply!!!

Interested students apply to the email

The Summer School for “Young Experts in the Integrated Waste Management Sector” offers the
opportunity for at least 30 students from the Universities of six Western Balkan countries (Kosovo, Albania,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) to learn and exchange in the field of
integrated waste management sector as well as share experiences in other academic areas of collaboration
such as joint conferences or symposiums or student exchange programs.

The summer school will provide theoretical and practical knowledges on the following thematic:
• introduction to circular economy
• introduction to EU policy and SDG-se
• energy and climate change
• circular design strategy

The selected students will have the opportunity to engage in various activities throughout a period of 5 days,
including lectures in the above listed topics, discussions and group work, enabling knowledge sharing in the
integrated waste management sector, including the opportunity to establish a network of young
professionals. This will be aimed at creating potential for sustainable development of institutional capacities
for the future by establishing an academy for environment and circular economy.
The program will be developed according to the following structure and will be completed with academic
works in the form of presentation:
• theoritical part (lectures, group work, and discussions) in Durrës – 3 days
• study visit (at the waste landfill) in Tirana – 1 day
• presentations and certification – 1 day

Who can apply?
Selection of participating students will be made through a set of criteria outlined below:
Faculties (from Public Universities)
Civil engineering, Environmental Engineering
Agriculture and Economy
At least 2nd year of studies
Fluent in English

How to apply?
Interested students should send a copy of the respective University ID, a copy of the ID, a copy of the
respective program grades and a motivation letter to the email, with the
following title: “GIZ Summer School 2023” until latest September 26th 2023. The materials should
not exceed the size of 10MB

The call for applications is still open, so apply!!!

Note: Accommodation will be fully covered. Selected students will be contacted with additional details about organizational and logistical procedures.

The Call is available here.

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