Logo of University of Eastern Finland

Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution

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.

More information

uef.fi/en/uef-summer-school-courses 

Overview

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.).

Apply now! Summer school 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Aug 8, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Summer school 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Aug 8, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States