29.07.2010 -

A thematic approach to Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy in South Eastern Europe

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The 6th REIC Summer School on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in South Eastern Europe will be held over 3 weeks from 23 August to 3 September 2010 in Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


UNESCOVENICE news (29/07/2010) : The summer school is organised by the Regional Education and Information Centre for Sustainable Development in SEE (REIC) with the support of the UNESCO Venice Office.

The Summer Schools organized in the previous years are : 1. “Sustainable Development and Environmental Integration in a European Prospective” (Cervia, Italy - 2005), 2. “Environmental Integration in Territorial Management and Planning” (Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Nature Park Lonjsko Polje, Croatia - 2006), 3. "Social and environmental aspects related to building and operating of energy facilities" (Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina and National park Djerdap, Serbia - 2007), 4. “Sustainable development and Renewable energy in South East Europe” (Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2008) and 5. "Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in South East Europe" (Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2009)

This year summer school is thematically dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy (EERE) and its importance for achieving sustainable development. It aims at deepening and expanding sectoral-oriented knowledge through a multidisciplinary approach by offering comprehensive and innovative methods of work upon which the obstacles to the introduction and to the use of renewable energy as well as to the enhancement of energy-efficiency are tackled. Finally, both environmental and societal aspects of renewable energy use and energy efficiency improvement will be duly taken into account.

The Goals are : to offer educational support to young researchers from the region on renewable energy and energy efficiency issues; to enhance  the interdisciplinary approach of sustainable energy issues; to build capacities on renewable energy and energy efficiency promotion as an element of reaching sustainable development in the South Eastern European region; and to strengthen the dissemination of information on renewable energy and energy efficiency potentials in the region.

The multidisciplinary programme is targeting young professionals and final year students from the following countries in South East Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, as well as UNMIK/Kosovo.

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