Nordic Climate and Sustainability Workshop Finland

ENR students are encouraged to apply to attend this workshop. Application deadline is April 30th!


Open Call for Nordic Master & PhD students: Workshop on Sustainable Communities

Nordic Climate Festival @Aalto

Aalto University in Espoo, Finland, 30.8.-2.9.2011

Photo: Nordic Climate Festival

Aalto University will host a 4-day youth event on climate change and sustainability issues, Nordic Climate Festival @Aalto, on 30.8.-2.9.2011. It is one of the main events of Finnish presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2011. Nordic Climate Festival @ Aalto will be coordinated with the Nordic climate day on 11.11.2011.

We now invite all master- and PhD level students studying in Nordic universities to apply for our workshop, Shortcuts to sustainable Nordic communities! The workshop focuses on finding novel approaches in promoting sustainable solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges in the Nordic countries.

Our workshop consists of 7 tracks, ranging from sustainable urban planning and energy efficient construction practices to sustainable design. Aim of the workshop is for the students to introduce existing Nordic sustainability initiatives and to develop them further, to form a ‘roadmap’ to sustainable Nordic future.

For more information on the event, please visit

A total of 90 students from all Nordic countries will be chosen to the workshop, based on a letter of interest. All travel and accommodation costs will be provided for the participants. The workshop tracks will be hosted by top researchers of Aalto University and will be conducted in Nordic co-operation. Working language of the workshop is English.

Outcome of the workshop will be an e-publication, to be published on Nordic climate day on 11.11.2011.Please consult your home university on the possibility of earning ETCS credits for joining the workshop and contributing to the final publication. We also encourage participants to visit local schools on the Climate day to tell about their experiences in the Climate festival and about the workshop results.

Apply online now! Deadline for applications is 30th of April!

On behalf of the organizing committee

Simo Haanpää

Ulla Heinonen

Maleena Muhonen

Nordic Climate Festival @Aalto coordinators

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