• Summer School – “Socio Environmental Impacts of Extractive Industries and Beyond”,Tilburg. Registration deadline: May 31st 2017

    “Socio Environmental Impacts of Extractive Industries and Beyond”
    Investigating the potential of advanced monitoring technologies for communities at risk.

    In cooperation with the 9th  Tilburg University Summer School (TUSS), we are proud to present our new summer course: “Socio Environmental Impacts of Extractive Industries and Beyond”. The course will take place from 17 July to 28 July 2017 and will deal with the impacts of oil and mining companies on society and the potential of advanced monitoring technologies for communities at risk.

    Course coordinator: Anna Berti Suman
    Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT), Tilburg Law School

    Course content:

    The course starts with a theoretical part (frontal teaching) on the socio-environmental impacts of extractive industries in middle/low income countries. A particular focus is devoted to the understanding of the dynamics of power hidden in the field of non-renewable energies. In the second part (interactive teaching), we analyse this issue with the help of case studies, from the instructor’s own work experience (Ecuador, Chile, and Peru), and from around the world, including the European scenario. Within this section, field trips to relevant organizations active in the environmental protection are organized. Following, we present community based monitoring systems (practice oriented teaching). Specifically, we focus on advanced technologies like drones and mobile applications for detecting environmental hazards and spreading environmental alerts. Therewith, we address technologies’ potential for managing and preventing environmental impacts, the users’ empowerment, and the legal/regulatory framework for the implementation of these technologies.

    Course Highlights:

    • Interactive lessons and group work
    • Guest lectures from national and international experts
    • Field trips to international organization active on the topic
    • Outdoor and multidisciplinary research activities

    Application & Registration:

    • Registration deadline: May 31st 2017
    • Early bird discount deadline: March 30th  2017

    For more information concerning application, fee, registration, housing & more check out: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/summerschool or send an E-Mail to: summerschool@tilburguniversity.edu. For specific inquiries about the course, please contact tiltsummerschool@tilburguniversity.edu.

    For more information on the course download: Call for SS – Socio-Environmental Impacts of Extractive Industries and beyond (TiU)