Final opportunity to participate in the SUSPLACE Autumn School 2017

We offer a final opportunity to participate in the SUSPLACE Autumn School 2017 ‘Shaping Places, Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries’, hosted by the University of Aveiro, Portugal and taking place from October 2-6, 2017. We welcome applications from PhD candidates and Early Stage Researchers, and encourage  participants to bring in their own research projects and proceedings.The Autumn School focuses on interdisciplinary approaches towards sustainable place-shaping. To apply, please go to the application form and submit it latest May 30th, 2017. You will be notified about the result latest June 6th, 2017.

SUSPLACE is a MSCA ITN project on sustainable place-shaping funded by the EU-commission with 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) working on 15 linked research projects. See www.sustainableplaceshaping.net for more information. The Autumn School is part of the training of the 15 SUSPLACE ESR, but open for application to other PhD-candidates with a maximum of 15.

The SUSPLACE Autumn School aims to bring together a dedicated group of participants that will work towards a shared and deepened understanding of sustainable place-shaping practices, discussing in particular:

  • place-based development
  • sustainability
  • social-ecological systems
  • transformative capacity
  • social innovation
  • grassroots initiatives
  • collaborative learning
  • participatory action research

The Autumn School includes keynote lectures by renowned scholars such as prof. Katherine Gibson (Western Sydney University), prof. Adrian Smith (SPRU/Steps Centre) dr. Maria Tengö (Stockholm Resilience Centre), prof. Celeste Coelho (University of Aveiro) and prof. Artur da Rosa Pires (University of Aveiro); workshops discussing theoretical approaches, concepts and methodological issues; interactive sessions in which participants present their research proceedings and get feedback from fellow students and tutors.

The fee to external participants is €300, excluding costs for travel and accommodation, but including lunches, fieldtrips, course materials and one joint dinner.

For any further information, please contact anke.devrieze@wur.nl.

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