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CfA: Europaeum Winter School 2022

The EUROPAEUM and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra organize a Winter School from 22 to 25 February 2022 in Barcelona. Deadline for applications is 10 December 2021.


The EUROPAEUM and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra would like to invite 20-25 students to Barcelona to discuss Planetary Health and Planetary Wellbeing and ask if it is possible to integrate the Humans and the Planet in a single concept. The primary goal of the 2022 Winter School is to increase knowledge and understanding of the set of complex, interrelated and systemic issues affecting the wellbeing of humans, animals and the planet itself. The curriculum will comprise of lectures, paper presentations, debates, structured group discussions around carefully selected case-studies, as well as study visits.

We live in a time characterized by the massive deterioration of Earth's natural systems that exacerbates social inequalities and threatens the existence of humanity. We need coordinated, massive and innovative scientific and social efforts of unprecedented complexity and urgency. Academic institutions must embrace concepts of planetary stewardship in all their actions. The concept of Planetary Well-being, understood as the highest level of well-being achievable for human and non-human beings, within the sustainable planetary limits, is an invitation to face the complex and urgent challenges of the Anthropocene. (https://www.upf.edu/web/wellbeing)

The EUROPAEUM Winter School is aimed at advanced graduate students from the universities within the Europaeum network. We welcome applications from students who wish to either just join the discussions, or present a paper. Applications should include the EUROPAEUM application form, a brief CV, a statement of purpose (up to 500 words), and a reference letter by their supervisor or academic advisor. Those who wish to submit a paper should also add a short abstract of the proposed paper (up to 500 words). Successful candidates will be provided with accommodation free of charge and will be reimbursed reasonable travel expenses within Europe.

For more information, please see the attached document and the website of the EUROPAEUM. The deadline for submission of applications is 10 December 2021. All enquiries to euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk.