The 2014 Course for Sustainability will take place at Venice International University, San Servolo Island, Venice from September 28 to October 5.
The Course will build on successful past editions and is designed to prepare key stakeholders to be resilient in the face of growing environmental and sustainability challenges.
This year the course will feature two capacity-building components. The first component will be structured as a five days course (from September 29 to October 4) targeting the main challenges to sustainable development and resilience in the specific field of watersheds management. The selected participants will include high-level officials from ministries of environment and municipal authorities from beneficiary countries adjoining two important river basins in the Western Balkans: the Drin River Watershed (Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia) and the Drina River Watershed (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia).
The second component, an innovative add-on lasting two days (September 29-30), will be structured as a high-level roundtable discussion. Founders, members and partners of the CEO Platform for Green Growth in MENA will join the discussion on green growth challenges including water, energy resource efficiency and green public procurement and its potential applications, among other sustainability issues.
The Course for Sustainability, which started in 2003 thanks to the support of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, is jointly organized by the Thematic Environmental Networks Center (TEN) of Venice International University, the Regional Environmental Center (REC) and Agroinnova - University of Turin.
For more information please, visit the official website