Announcement of the Call for expression of interest to attend the 1st TwiNSol-CECs Summer School
Last updated - 5 May 2023
It is a pleasure for the TwiNSol-CECs team from the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technology Novi Sad to announce and host the 1st TwiNSol-CECs Summer School on Analytical Methodologies for Determination of CECs in the Environment (hereafter the School) that will be held at Faculty of Technology Novi Sad (TFNS) 2-6 July 2023.
Main topics of the School are:
- Water stressors and challenges in front of global water resources
- Micropollutants in water resources
- Compounds of emerging concern (CECs)
- A regulatory perspective on CECs
- Sampling and analytical approaches for determination of the CECs environmental occurrence
- suspect and non-target analysis including the use of the compound discoverer.
There are also parallel topics important for creation of international research projects and multidisciplinary research teams on the latest challenges in front of the transition towards a toxic free environment:
- Experience in the Horizon Europe project – how to prepare a successful project proposal
- Life Cycle Assessment: the most inclusive method to analyze environmental benefits and trade-offs resulting from complex systems
The draft Program of the School, consisting of 5 days of theoretical and practical sessions, is available here, while final Program will be published on the project website in due course:
The lectures will be delivered by TwiNSol-CECs researchers from the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and TFNS, while laboratory support will be given by the TFNS researchers. The official language is English.
TwiNSol-CECs Summer School is open to PhD students and early-stage researchers not just from TFNS, but also from University of Novi Sad (UNS), other higher education and research institutions from Serbia, as well as from WB countries, in order to accomplish positive impact on rising institutional, national, and regional excellence in the field of the CECs’ surveillance. Additionally, in a very limited number, schools’ attendees may also be professionals working in companies engaged in the environmental monitoring and protection.
Due to constrains in available premises during the School, limited number of trainees will be possible to attend the practical exercises and be included in the social activities, so the applications (consisted of motivation letters and the achievements presented in the CVs in the field of interest for 1st Summer School) sent to the Organizing Committee in accordance to the conditions of the Call for expression of interest to attend the School will be evaluated by the Committee for Summer School Grant Approval (hereafter the Committee) as explained here.
The Committee will select among the candidates with timely submitted and complete applications up to 5 grantholders from Serbia (whose place of residence is more than 80 km from Novi Sad), and 5 from Western Balkan region in accordance to the Call conditions. Description of the Grant and the conditions of its usage is given in the Call.
Additionally, 3 best ranked applicants from TFNS and/or UNS will be also selected to participate in the School.
For the limited number of trainees that are going to be selected by the Committee all the sessions of the School are open, including the School practical sessions and the social activities, while only theoretical lectures (but not practical and societal sessions, including coffee and lunch breaks) will be opened for the TFNS/UNS researchers without the applications.
Information on the application evaluation will be sent in accordance to the timetable given in the Call.
We are confident that the program of the 1st TwiNSol-CECs Summer School will provide valuable information on the CECs occurrence and the relevant analytical approaches, but also a great mix of ideas, societal activities, and people, contributing to the spreading of knowledge important for transition towards zero-pollution, toxic-free environment.
Looking forward to receiving your expression of interest to participate in the 1st Summer School within the TwiNSol-CECs project,
The Organizing Team
Final results of the Call
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