Sustainable development in hot spots of nature and tourism in the Carpathians
Science for the Carpathians is organising a Winter School 2022. The aim of
the School is to discuss the topics of sustainable development of the mountain
areas in relation to the tourism-related hot spots. In the Carpathians, as in
many other mountain areas, high biodiversity meets with outstanding landscape
values. This triggers high pressure from humans, mainly from tourism-related
activities. How do the Carpathian regions deal with that in times of climate
change and biodiversity loss? Are the solutions implemented in one Carpathian
region transferrable to others? And what can we learn from similar examples in
other mountain areas, e.g. the Alps or Caucasus? – These are some of the questions we will pose
and discuss together with the Winter School participants.
Basic knowledge of
human-related pressure on protected, mountain areas
Valid COVID vaccination certificate.
The organisers will cover the costs of stay, meals and transportation
during the winters school. The costs of travel to and from Poland (Krakow) may
be supported upon request, based on the available funds.
The motivation letter + CV should be sent no later than 16.01.2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org, Joanna Zawiejska, Pedagogical University of Krakow
COVID prevention and safety measures:
Only vaccinated participants will be accepted to attend in person. All
participants coming to Krakow for the S4C School will be requested to present a
valid Covid19-Vaccination certificate. Additionally, to ensure safety for all, participants
will be asked to get tested before arriving to Krakow and bring valid test
certificates on the first day of the Winter School.
The organisers will follow all the Polish official COVID-related regulations, thus, changes to the format and other organizational aspects of the Winter School are possible. The potential participants will be informed about the planned changes as soon as possible.
The event is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.
Participation of the Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention is supported by the project Carpathian ESD: Strengthening the ESD network in the Carpathian Convention via science-policy-practice interface, funded by the German Federal Environment Ministry’s Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) for environmental protection in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and other countries neighbouring the European Union and supervised by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and by the German Environment Agency.
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Main S4C partner in the region is the Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention, a subregional treaty to foster the sustainable development and the protection of the Carpathians. The official Memorandum of Understanding between S4C and the Carpathian Convention has been signed in Stará Lesná, Slovakia in 2012.