Course date

2 July - 13 July, 2007
Application deadline
15 February, 2007
Course Director(s): 

Alexios Antypas

Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Andrey Ivanov

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia
Course Faculty: 

Jacek Cukrowski

UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna, Austria

Dan Dionisie

Consumer Markets Unit, DG Health and Consumers (SANCO), European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Dafina Gercheva

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Centre, Slovakia

Christian Hainzl

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jakob Hurrle

Charles University, Institute for Social Geography and Regional Development, Prague, Czech Republic

Jaroslav Kling

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

Henrieta Martonakova

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava, Slovakia

Vladimir Mikhalev

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Bratislava, Slovakia

Susanne Milcher

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Bratislava, Slovakia

Karolina Mzyk

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

Louise Nylin

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Swedish Regional Centre

Geoff Prewitt

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Bratislava, Slovakia

Michal Sedlacko

Ministry of Education, Bratislava, Slovakia

Shombi Sharp

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Moscow

Daniel Skobla

UNDP Bratislava Regional Center, UNDP, Country Support Team , Bratislava, Slovakia

Ben Slay

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

Stephen Stec

Center for Environment and Security, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary/EyeOnEarth Access for All Special Initiative

Tamara Steger

Centre for Environmental Policy and Law, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Gina Volynsky

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Center, Slovakia

This summer course will be a policy and practice-based course for approximately 20-25 civil servants, mid-level decision makers, and graduate students from Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The course will focus on the practical aspects of sustainable human development (SHD), dealing with both what to do to achieve SHD, and how to do it. Its aims are to provide participants with knowledge and skills to (1) customize the Millennium Development Goals to the target regions and (2) mainstream sustainable human development principles into central, regional and local level policy-making. The course will provide a platform for cross-policy and cross-national dialogue, transfer of practices and experience, and development of integrated responses to some of the most pressing problems of today - sustainable human development and poverty alleviation and its associated implications.

This is why in addition to participants from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, a limited number of interested participants from other regions will be included. In addition to developing expertise in the MDGs and their implementation, participants will engage in intensive discussions and debates on the cutting edge of issues in the area of human development, sustainability, and policy development. Topics and workshops will be taught and facilitated by experienced staff from the United Nations Development Programme and faculty from Central European University and other universities.