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2011-04-08

"Management of Protected Areas" course – grants for Central and Eastern Europe

Let's start with some good news: the province of Carinthia is making two grants available for participation in the "Management of Protected Areas" MSc course. The grant of € 6,200 is targeted at applicants from Central and Eastern Europe, which have a need to make up economic ground on other European states. It gives applicants access to international expertise and global networks. Both grants will be awarded as part of a competition. Apply now, the terms and conditions are detailed below.

Examples of master thesis for the MSc course include "Visitors' management and infrastructure in Serengeti National Park", "Governance in Biosphere Reserves", "Relocation of a village in an Ethiopian National Park”, “Sacred Sites in Ecuador”, “New Cooperations between Regional Businesses and National Park Kalkalpen”. The subjects are as varied as the course itself. The final modules of the current course are being completed as we write. In the next few weeks participants will complete their studies, then publicly present their master thesis and make them available for discussion during "Klagenfurt Days of Protected Areas" on 1st July in Klagenfurt.

The next "Management of Protected Areas" course will start in September this year. The deadline for applications is 31st May. Numerous enquiries and applications have already been received.

Terms and conditions for taking part in the grant competition

  • Young experts with practical experience in the field of management of protected areas from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary,  are eligible to take part.
  • Fulfilment of admission criteria for the course: graduate, good English.
  • Please submit the grant form, the completed application form, and a detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Deadline: 30th April 2011

Download grant form and appliction form

Enquiries regarding participation: mpa@e-c-o.at

Additional information for Austrians: the AMS is conducting a qualification campaign. In the majority of Austrian provinces employers can receive significant assistance if they make it possible for employees aged 45 and over to take part in the MSc course. Please contact your AMS adviser for detailed information.

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