Apply for the Agrobiodiversity Summer School 2023
Preparing your application
Before you start your application, make sure to prepare the following points:
- Check whether you come from or study in a country that is eligible for the Agrobiodiversity Summer School (see list below)
- Draft your idea for the mini case study (information below)
Countries eligible for Agrobiodiversity Summer School
Please note that at this time, applications are limited to students from, or studying in, the following countries:
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Mini Case Study
As a preparation for the Summer School you will have to conduct a mini case study. The workload for this shoud be about 30 hours (1 ECTS). In the application (below) you are asked to draft your idea for the mini case study. This description will serve as one of the criteria for our choice of candidates.
For your case study, we are looking for best practice examples related to agrobiodiversity in your home country or place of study. At least one of the following aspects of agrobiodiversity should be covered through your case study:
Your task will be to describe your case based on desk research and at least one interview with a local producer. In the process you will be coached by one of the staff members of the Summer School. During the study week, you will have the opportunity to present your mini case study to your fellow participants.
The following questions might help you to describe the case:
- What aspects of agrobiodiversity are you referring to (see graphic above)?
- Which animal or plant species or varieties are involved?
- Where does the case take place?
- How long has the case existed? Why was it initiated?
- Who are the actors involved? What kind of skills do they have? Are there critical (technical) problems that need to be solved and how do they deal with them?
- Is there a supply chain/network that processes and sells products?
- Is there a policy that supports the activity?
- How does your case improve the resilience of the farming system, the livelihood of farmers or reduce negative environmental impacts of production?