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Erasmus Mundus Workshop on Climate Change and Sustainable Solutions

Brussels, 3-4 October 2012

9.00 – 9.30 Registration/Welcome Coffee


9.30 – 10.00 Welcome Session

  • pdf English Welcome Address
    Gilbert Gascard
    , Director of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
  • pdf English Introduction to the Workshop
    Joachim Fronia, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA),
    Head of Unit Erasmus Mundus and External Cooperation

10.00 – 11.00 Plenary Session (I)

Moderator: Joachim Fronia, EACEA, Head of Unit Erasmus Mundus and External Cooperation

  • pdf English EU Climate Change Policies: an introduction
    Malachy Hargadon, European Commission, Communications Coordinator Directorate General for Climate Action
  • pdf English Mitigating Industrial Gas Emissions through the Clean Development Mechanism
    Chunyu Liang, Programme Officer, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, Former President of the Erasmus Mundus Association, Graduate of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course MESPOM (Action 1)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break


11.30 – 12.30 Plenary Session (II)

Moderator: Joachim Fronia, EACEA, Head of Unit Erasmus Mundus and External Cooperation

  • pdf English The Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community
    Eleanor Saunders, Educational Programmes Lead of the Climate KIC, Andreas Reinhardt and Alaa Khourdajie, Climate KIC members
  • pdf English Presentation of the Cluster of Excellence Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction
    Hermann Held, Member of the Scientific Steering Committee at the University of Hamburg's CliSAP

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch


14.00 – 15.00 Presentation of Survey Results

  • pdf English Survey Results of the Thematic Cluster on Climate Change and Sustainable Solutions
    Natalia Spartakova, Julia Saering, ICUnet

15.00 – 16.00 Interactive Presentations (I):
Good Practices of Erasmus Mundus Actors in the
Field of Climate Change and Sustainable Solutions

Moderator: Edith Genser, EACEA, Head of Sector Action 3

  • pdf English Educating for Crisis, Change, Caution and Context
    Aleh Cherp, Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course MESPOM (Action 1)
  • pdf English The new Erasmus Mundus Master Course in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development
    Eric Markus, Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course PLANET Europe (Action 1)
  • pdf English The LEAN CC Attractiveness Project - Linking European, African and Asian Academic Networks on Climate Change
    Stelios Grafakos, Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Attractiveness Project LEAN CC (Action 3)

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break


16.30 - 17.00 Interactive presentation (II): An Employer's Perspective

Moderator: Edith Genser, EACEA, Head of Sector Action 3

  • pdf English Recruitment and Career Perspectives at Schneider Electric - an Employer's perspective on the Erasmus Mundus Programme and employment possibilities
    Nic Seuren, Head of Environment Services at Schneider Electric

17.00 - 17.40 Interactive Presentations (III): Good Practices of Erasmus Mundus Alumni and Students in the Field of Climate Change and Sustainable Solutions

Moderator: Edith Genser, EACEA, Head of Sector Action 3

  • pdf English Higher Education Institutions in their Quest of Sustainable Development
    Maryam Faghihimani, Graduate of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course HEEM (Action 1)
  • pdf English GeoMundus: A symposium on Geographic Information, Geosciences, Earth and Environmental Studies
    Riazuddin Kawsar, Student of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course GEOTECH (Action 1)

17.40 - 18.00 Concluding Session

  • Julia Saering, Natalia Spartakova, ICUnet: Conclusions of the day

19.00 Dinner at the historical Comics Café




8.30 – 9.00 Registration/Welcome Coffee


9.00 – 9.30 Welcome Session Day 2

  • Introduction
    Joachim Fronia, EACEA, Head of Unit Erasmus Mundus and External Cooperation
  • Announcement of Information for the Working Groups and Presentation of the Chairs
    Julia Saering, ICUnet

9.30 – 11.00 Three Parallel Working Groups

  1. Ecological and Agricultural Aspects of Climate Change
    • Chair: Iwona Wagner, Partner of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course ECOHYD (Action 1)
    • Speakers:
      • pdf English Networking Possibilities: Cooperation between the MEDfOR EMMC and the Mediterranean Forest Community in organising a winter school for the students
        José Guilherme Borges, Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course MEDfOR (Action 1)
      • pdf English Lessons from Incredible Edible Todmorden
        Juliana Dixon, Student of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course AGRIS MUNDUS (Action 1)
      • pdf English ISEKI_Mundus & ISEKI_Mundus 2
        Cristina Silva, Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Attractiveness Project ISEKI MUNDUS (Action 3)
    • Rapporteur:pdf English Didier Pillot, Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course AGRIS MUNDUS (Action 1)
  2. Innovative and Sustainable Technological Initiatives for Climate Change
    • Chair: Giovanni Esposito, Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate ETECOS3 (Action 1)
    • Speakers:
      • pdf English Entrepreneurship and networking: The Advantages of a Thematic Network when Opening a Company
        David Tronchoni
        , Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Edinn, Climate KIC alumnus: Entrepreneurship and Networking
      • pdf English Environmental Biotechnology for Sustainable Development: IMETE and ETECOS3
        Piet Lens
        , Partner of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course IMETE and the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate ETECOS3 (Action 1)
      • pdf English The Erasmus Mundus SETS Joint Doctorate: the Challenge of Finding a Compromise between Energy and Sustainability
        Ilan Momber
        , Member of the management board and fellow of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SETS (Action 1)
    • Rapporteur: pdf English Bruno Lacarriere, Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course ME3 and the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SELECT+ (Action 1)
  3. Climate Change and Governance: Socio-economic Implications
    • Chair: Stelios Grafakos, Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Attractiveness Project LEAN CC (Action 3)
    • Speakers:
      • pdf English Are the Economy and the Environment Decoupling? A Comparative International Study, 1960-2005
        Andrew Jorgenson
        , Visiting scholar of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course REGHEALTH (Action 1)
      • pdf English Employability post: MESPOM Opportunities and Lessons Learned
        Alvin Chandra
        , Graduate of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course MESPOM (Action 1)
      • pdf English Networking Possibilities. The Organisation of a Summer School on the Sustainable Development of Cities in the Framework of MUNDUS URBANO
        Maria Ustinova
        , Graduate of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course MUNDUS URBANO (Action 1): Networking Possibilities
    • Rapporteur: pdf English Margarete Grandner, Partner of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course EMGS (Action 1)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break


11.30 – 12.30 Final Plenary

  • Chair: Joachim Fronia, EACEA, Head of Unit Erasmus Mundus and External Cooperation
  • Short reports from each Working Group Rapporteur (10 minutes each)
  • pdf English Promoting EU Higher Education Worldwide: Achievements and Perspectives
    Jan Pakulski
    , European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture, Head of Unit Cooperation and International programmes
  • Closing of the Workshop
    Joachim Fronia
    , EACEA, Head of Unit Erasmus Mundus and External Cooperation

12.30 – 14.00 Closing Lunch