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Winter Schools 2017 - 2018

Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability

6 - 17 November 2017 , Groningen, The Netherlands

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This winter school (practical training course) promotes understanding about and develops skills in managing the social risks and impacts associated to the development of public and private investment projects (e.g. mines, dams, highways, industry parks, electricity transmission corridors, agricultural developments, et cetera), and particularly issues related to land acquisition and resettlement.


9 - 10 November 2017, Groningen, the Netherlands

This winter school is targeted at graduate students, including PhD candidates. In nine 3-hour sessions, led by international well-known and leading researchers on bi- and multilingualism, participants are familiarized with essential methods and techniques used in collecting and analyzing multilingualism data. Each workshop moreover includes hands-on experiencing using the method or technique demonstrated.

Pathways to Sustainable Futures

Part 1: 8 - 12 January 2018, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Part 2: 17 - 30 January 2018, Groningen, The Netherlands

Learn about planning in the Netherlands! This course focuses on the achievements, challenges and innovations of urban and regional planning in the Netherlands. The planning policies and strategies behind these features are discussed in this summer school, as well as possibilities to transfer the concepts and policies to Brazil.

Intercultural Competence

15 - 19 January, Groningen, the Netherlands

The Winter School will have Intercultural Competence Development as its primary focus.

This winter school is a comprehensive overview of intercultural training design with an emphasis on using developmental approaches to decrease learner resistance and enhance culture learning delivered by one of the founders of the field of intercultural communication Dr. J Bennett.

Uncertainty, Disagreement, and Conflict

29 - 30 January, Groningen, the Netherlands

The Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) winter school gives you a chance to learn from scholars in multiple Faculties at the University of Groningen whose expertise bears in various ways on the questions of PPE and on the problems of uncertainty, disagreement, and conflict.

Imagining Southern Europe

19 - 23 February 2018, Valencia, Spain

The central questions on which this Winter School will focus depart from the hypothesis that the 2008 financial crisis and its particular manifestation in Southern European countries has revealed historical processes of interrelation and interdependence in the region that have developed since Early Modernity. The aim of the Winter School is to analyse these processes based on cultural representations (through individual and collective imaginaries) of symbolic capital exchanges and power relationships.

During the Winter school Legal measures for energy transition we will discuss the way the legal system can contribute to the durability of the use of energy.

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