Course date

14 July - 25 July, 1997
Application deadline
15 February, 1997
Course Director(s): 

Edward Bellinger

Enviromental Sciences and Policy, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Norman Lee

Enviromental Sciences and Policy, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Course Faculty: 

George Clive

University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Darius Kobus

WS Atkins Environment, Epsom, Surrey, UK

Kaja Peterson

Stockholm Environmental Institute, Tallinn, Estonia

Riki Therivel

Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

This course has been designed for persons in universities and government who have some knowledge of EIA and SEA and are engaged in their implementation and teaching. Most countries in the region are in the process of drafting, or have already drafted regulations concerning the use of EIA. Few have experience in the operation of EIA, the way in which it should be carried out and the educational and training needs associated with it.

The SUN course will deal in detail with implementation and training. It will examine the problems of making EIA effective in countries in transition and how they can best integrate this into their current planning regulations. Special attention will be given to needs for training, public participation, institutional and procedural strengthening and capacity building.

Participants will also be taken on to the next stage, i.e. SEA, and look at its relevance to their own countries and how it can be implemented.

Course Description

This will be a ten-day course offered to 30 participants.

The first section will look at best practice in EIA in countries in transition with special reference to local regulations, stage by stage operation and public participation.

The second section will be concerned with capacity building including institutional strengthening, technical expertise and data gathering. 

The final section will look at the overall operation of EIA and its relation to SEA. Also the value of SEA in countries in transition will be discussed.

Form and Style of Training

The form of the Summer School will largely consist of short lectures and presentations, small group discussion and case study exercises and plenary reporting back sessions. For these purposes, one lecture room (which may be divided for group work) plus two smaller rooms for group work should be sufficient. Participants will be provided with some demonstrations and individual ' hands-on' experience in the use of selected EIA software packages.