GreenFORCE Hosts Kick-off Event for Turin International Summer School on ‘Cities in Just Green Transitions’

On July 5th, 2023, GreenFORCE hosted a Kick-off event for the first International Summer School of the project. The event brought together enthusiastic students from three distinguished institutions – the Polytechnic University of Torino, POLIS University, and the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Geography. Additionally, esteemed partners and researchers were present at the event, making it a gathering of like-minded individuals.

The primary objective of the Kick-off event was to provide a platform for participants to get acquainted with the ambitious project and to facilitate connections among them. The organizers aimed to foster a collaborative environment where students could engage with one another, exchange ideas, and develop a deeper understanding of the ‘Just’ Green Transition.

During the event, thematic issues that the International Summer School will explore were presented and discussed. Methodologies for approaching the subject matter were outlined, and the broader context of the ‘Just’ Green Transition was established. The Summer School’s emphasis on ‘Cities in Just Green Transitions,’ with a specific focus on ‘Turin post-carbon transformations,’ reflects the pressing need to address sustainability challenges in urban environments.

The International Summer School is designed to be a unique and immersive educational experience. By bringing together students from different academic backgrounds and cultural perspectives, it aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration. Through interactive workshops, lectures by experts, and field visits, participants will gain valuable insights into sustainable urban development and the implementation of green initiatives.

Looking forward to the main event scheduled from September 18th to 22nd, 2023, in the captivating city of Turin, Italy, GreenFORCE is eager to continue the momentum generated during the Kick-off event. With high expectations and an ambitious agenda, the main event promises to be an unparalleled opportunity for students and researchers to delve deeper into the subject matter and participate in thought-provoking discussions.

In conclusion, the first International Summer School is set to lay a strong foundation for an inspiring and impactful educational journey. As September approaches, excitement grows among participants, partners, and organizers alike for the upcoming event.

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