New Earth academic year started at PskovSU

During the past week 4-year BSc students in “Geography” and “Biology” attended the courses “Governance of socio-ecological systems: EU policy framework and communication” and “Re-naturing cities: EU experience for Russia” developed in the frame of our Jean Monnet Module EARth.

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The piloting was full of interaction sessions and participation activities, which were really appreciated by the students.

Attila Katona (Central European University, Hungary) moderated “SDGs negotiation game”, which was dedicated to the problems of reaching consensus between countries with various priorities in sustainable development.

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Under supervision of Viktar Kireyeu (Saint-Petersburg University, Russia) students have got acquainted with European agenda on nature conservation and eco-nets development. They had a chance to propose valuable sites located in the region of Pskov to be included into the Emerald Network during the "Biogeographical seminar game" and developed web-pages of the protected natural areas, nominated for inclusion in the Emerald Network, for broad audience.

Attila Katona, Central European University Viktar Kireyeu

Students tried themselves as city planners and designers in development strategy for one of the former industrial areas in the city of Pskov.

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Other sessions were dedicated to the governance of natural resources and socio-ecological systems, urban blue and green infrastructure (Viktar Kireyeu), EU policy framework and institutions (Attila Katona), sustainable urban drainage systems (Olga Likhacheva, Pskov State University), stakeholder analysis and participation (Tatiana Vasilieva, Pskov State University), etc.

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All the updated materials are available via PskovSU e-leaning platform.

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We are looking forward to hosting other faculty members (Anton Shkaruba and Kalev Sepp from Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia) during the second part of the module which will take place at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Geography in December 2019.

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