The Precautionary Principle: governance of innovation and innovations in governance - 2015

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The purpose of this Course is to explore challenges and possible ways forward for the effective and appropriate application of the precautionary principle in sustainability governance. It will bring together a solid and diverse group of scholars and practitioners with expertise on the precautionary principle, risk assessment and management, environment and health research, science and technology studies, the governance of innovation, environmental governance, and long term transitions to sustainability.
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When 28 Jun 2015 to
04 Jul 2015
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The course is designed as a strategic knowledge and experience sharing course at the intersection between a research-oriented course and a professional development course, dedicated to collaborative exploration and learning. It will provide intensive research training, but also allow for policy discussions in a variety of sector and contexts and, through a knowledge co-creation approach, help to identify and find solutions to course-related issues in the participants’ research or policy application fields.

It will build extensively on the seminal work of the European Environment Agency in the two 'Late Lessons from Early Warnings' reports (EEA 2001, 2013). These reports show that there are still many open and pressing questions around the precautionary principle and its application, ways of doing research, science-policy-society interfaces, the governance of innovations and risk governance in the framework of sustainability transitions. In the current political context, notably in the European Union, there is a need for intellectual rigour around the concept, both from a research and a praxis point of view.

Applications are invited from researchers (advanced PhD students, postdocs) and practitioners from policy-making institutions, NGOs, business and international organizations.

COURSE DIRECTORS

Ruben Mnatsakanian, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Budapest,
Hungary Sybille van den Hove, Median SCP, Barcelona, Spain Anton Shkaruba, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
David Stanners, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark


COURSE FACULTY WILL INCLUDE

Hans Bruyninckx, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark David Gee, Retired (former senior advisor EEA), London, UK Philippe Grandjean, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark Steffen Foss Hansen, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark Marc Le Menestrel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain & INSEAD Social Innovation Centre, Fontainebleau, France László Pintér, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

 

 

Central European University's summer school (CEU SUN), established in 1996, is a program in English for graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers and professionals. It offers high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development, taught by internationally renowned scholars and policy experts (including CEU faculty). Application from all over the world is encouraged. Financial aid is available.

 

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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Denmark
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