Sustainable Blue Growth Summer School, Italy

Deadline: 2 June 2014
Open to: Participants from South European countries, Italy and Germany
Venue: 14-18 July, Trieste, Italy


The Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS) together with the Central European Initiative (CEI) and other partnering institutions, such as: the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation, the Abdus Salam International Centre For Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the University Of Trieste, and the University of Udine, will be organizing a one‐week summer school for researchers, scientists and managers from South East Europe in Trieste, Italy.

The topic of the summer school evolves around the EU Blue Growth Initiative, which is a long-term strategy supporting growth in maritime sector by harnessing the potential of Europe’s oceans, seas and coasts for jobs and growth.

The summer school has two main goals:

  1. To  increase the professional skills and the research quality in the field of maritime sciences, here including the climate changes, the environmental protection and the management of the coastal areas;
  2. To disseminate education offer, tackle challenging questions in maritime science, and extend the current economic development and growth in the maritime sector.


The Summer School is open for participants from South East Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Participants from Italy and Germany will be also invited to participate.


There is no registration fee for the Summer School. Organizers will also grant fellowships covering travel expenses and accommodation to selected candidates.


Applicants interested in the Summer School, should apply on-line by filling in the application form. Applications supported by the candidate’s home institution are recommended and will be taken in particular consideration.

Applications must be submitted before Monday, 2 June 2014.

For any questions regarding the Summer School or the application procedure, please contact Mr. Mounir Ghribi ( and Ms. Giorgia Rivoira ( from the Office of Research Promotion and International Cooperation (OGS).

For more information on the Summer School activities and invited lecturers, please visit the School’s official website.

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