Date: 20th to 24th October, 2008
Venue: Saarbrücken, Germany
The next training opportunity within the EASY-ECO series of conferences and training courses will be held from 20th to 24th October, 2008 in Saarbrücken, Germany. The training will focus on the areas of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of regional development programmes and evaluation of climate protection initiatives, water management programmes and environmental education. This is the first training with a new structure: an e-learning phase lasting 3-4 months, followed by a 5-day on-site case training (for details, see http://www.sustainability.eu/easy/?k=training&s=germanycourse).
The EASY-ECO Trainings explore key elements in sustainability evaluations such as roles of evaluation in the policy cycle, aproaches to evaluation, stages of evaluation, methods and techniques to conduct evaluation and evaluation markets. After attending one of the trainings, participants will be able to conduct actual evaluation projects as full-fledged members of an evaluation team. In addition, the trainees will be embedded in a thematic network of leading scientists and practitioners.
EU-Grants are available for young researchers (with less than ten years research experience) to cover all costs (travel expenses, participation fees, accommodation and living allowance). The application procedure for the first e-learning course and the subsequent on-site training in Saarbrücken will be open until 23rd June 2008. Details on the content and organization of the trainings as well as on the application process can be found at http://www.easy-eco.eu.