2015 Edition

(Gorizia, March 14th – 23rd, 2015)

From March 14th to 23rd 2015 the third DIAnet International School will be organized in Gorizia, Italy. While the first two editions in 2013 and 2014 focused on interdisciplinary methods and on the role of natural heritage in the framework of the sustainable development of the Danube region, the 2015 edition will be dedicated to cultural heritage.

PhD Students and Post-Doc Research Fellows from AARC and DRC Universities from all countries of the Danube Basin are welcome to apply for one, two or all three schools. The organizing universities will issue a certificate of 3 ECTS for the completion of each edition. During the School, students will gain knowledge about the role of cultural heritage for the sustainable development of the Danube river basin (DRB). The School covers a wide range of subjects and teaches. During the two lecture days, students will receive training in Conservation and Preservation and Valorization of cultural heritage. Two full-day excursions to the area of Torviscosa and Villa Manin (day 1) and to the area of Trieste (day 2), will offer a unique opportunity for students to engage with the sustainability challenges of the Macro-Region.

The second half of the school is dedicated to group work by students. Participants will be divided into six working groups, each of them representing a variety of disciplines and countries as well as PhD-students and young post-doc researchers. Working groups will identify a common idea for a future project, which addresses one of the societal challenges of Horizon 2020 and takes into account the challenges of the DRB. Draft project proposals developed in working groups should ideally represent a part of an application to a funding authority. Group presentations with direct feedback by an evaluation committee will end the experience. English is the official language of the School.

DIAnet 2015 can be offered to you at minimal cost: living expenses are covered by the European Social Fund (Friuli Venezia Giulia OP 2007/2013). You might also be eligible for travel assistance by your home university. The participation to the School is free: no fees are required.

To discover more about Gorizia, please take a look on "Facilities" page.

Should you require further information, please contact dianetschool@units.it.



Call for teachers (deadline 15.07.2014). All the documents are available at this link: http://www.danubefuture.eu/2015dis-call-teachers




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