|Study location||Finland, Joensuu|
|Nominal duration||8-12 August 2022 (5 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€300 one-time
NB! Degree students from UEF, other Finnish universities, and from universities in the EDUCAse network do not pay any fees.
Currently studying at Master level or higher
We invite participants with at least Bachelor’s level basic studies in the field of environmental policy, forest policy and economics, environmental and natural resources governance and other related fields; and/or participants who have practical experience of work with environmental conflicts and collaboration.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
The language level of the applicant must be at least B1 according to the European Language Level standard. You can do self assessment here: europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/resources/european-language-levels-cefr
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The motivation letter serves the purpose of demonstrating how the students meet the eligibility criteria of the course and their own personal motivation to complete the course program.
The motivation letter should be between 100 (min) and 600 (max) words in length.
The motivation letter should contain three different sets of information:
1. The educational or professional background of the applicant.
2. Information on how the course might be beneficial to the applicant´s professional growth or academic career
3. Motivation and capacity of the applicant to actively take part and contribute to the activities of the course
In case you have some questions about the application procedure or requirements, please contact the course coordinator Denis Dobrynin, email@example.com .
CV (resume) is required in the application for this course.
The course will address environmental and natural resource conflicts that are familiar and topical for the course participants. These cases provide a real-world context for the course contents and development of practical skills. The themes may include natural resource conflicts for example in the fields of forestry, nature conservation, mining and land use conflicts more generally. Students are expected to work with concrete dispute cases along with the course program. The course is constructed around a framework of environmental collaboration and conflict resolution. It starts with the introduction of collaborative management and participatory methods and continues with the theory and practice of collaboration, mediation and consensus-building. It includes elements of interest-based negotiation theory at its core and builds on the collaborative model of consensus building. After the course students will have skills to 1) analyse conflict situations; 2) understand types of intervention and their preconditions, and; 3) match environmental conflict situations with appropriate response strategies; 4) understand the principles of meditated negotiation as a conflict resolution strategy; 5) participate effectively in collaborative multi-party processes.
The maximum number of participants is 30. The course consists of 2 parts: the first part is related to pre-course assignments (in June); the second part is in August. Completing the assignments in both parts of the course results in 5 ECTS credits.
PARTICIPANT FEES IN 2022
-Participant, normal fee: 500 euros for 2-week-course, 300 euros for 1-week-course.
-Participant from a UEF partner university: 400 euros for 2-week-course, 250 euros for 1-week-course.
-Incoming UEF exchange student: 200 euros for 2-week-course, 200 euros for 1-week-course.
-Participant from company/organization: 1000 euros for 2-week-course, 1000 euros for 1-week-course.
NB! Students from Finnish universities and from universities in EDUCAse network do not pay participation fees.
NB! UEF partner universities include our international exchange programme partners (like Erasmus+, bilateral agreements etc.) and international network partners (like YUFE, YERUN, UArctic etc.).