UNIDO-CEU Green Industry Summer Course (Budapest, 25 June - 6 July 2012)

9 February, 2012

We are glad to inform about the next Green Industry Summer Course organized by our UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development in cooperation with the Central European University in Budapest. The summer course will be held in Budapest, Hungary, 25 June - 6 July 2012.

The aim of the course is to provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on technical and policy level measures to improve industry's environmental performance. Its overall goal is to raise participants' awareness on solutions that help turn the concept of "green industry" into practice.


The target audience of the course includes:
• PhD students focused on technical and/or policy aspects of green industry;
• Emerging, second-in-line young leaders in the public or private sector responsible for managing policy or operations related resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP);
• Members of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), involved in environmental advocacy and staff from industry, support institutions responsible for giving advice/counsel to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) on RECP methodologies, environmental management systems (EMS), low carbon measures, eco-design and so on.


Participants will be expected to have a preliminary understanding of global and national framework conditions for green industrial development and to be familiar with core concepts of environmental management, green industry and resource efficiency through advanced studies, reading, research and/or practice. A high level of fluency in written and spoken English will be a requirement. Regional, gender, academic discipline and organizational backgrounds will be considered as part of the selection criteria and balanced to ensure a well-rounded course audience.


As part of the preparation for participation in the course, participants will have to take part in the distance learning component and prepare a case study on issues related to green industry and their own working situation. The case study will be used to illustrate specific issues during the course


We believe the young, dynamic staff members of the NCPCs would benefit of this course. And in order to identify further suitable interested candidates, we would appreciate your support in distributing this information to related Universities and other partners.
We are attaching the summer course flyer and a short description of the content of the course. All applicants are eligible to apply for financial aid.


Applications should be done online at the website of CEU Summer University: Please note that deadline for applications is 29 February 2012.


Best regards,


Pilar Murillo Fuentes
Cleaner and Sustainable Production Unit
Environmental Management Branch
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Tel.: + 43 1 26026 3485