NBRC 2019: Open call for workshop leaders and trainers

  Dear EGEAns, We are happy to announce that we have started the open call for workshop leaders and trainers at NBRC 2019! EGEA Tartu cannot wait to welcome you at Taevaskoja, Estonia between 06.05.2019 – 10.05.2019. NB! The deadline is prolonged until 30th of November 2018, 23:59 CET!   The topic of the Congress […]

 

Dear EGEAns,

We are happy to announce that we have started the open call for workshop leaders and trainers at NBRC 2019! EGEA Tartu cannot wait to welcome you at Taevaskoja, Estonia between 06.05.2019 – 10.05.2019.

NB! The deadline is prolonged until 30th of November 2018, 23:59 CET!

 

The topic of the Congress

Our congress is focusing on the topic of borders. We as geographers come in contact with them all the time, in our academic life and also our everyday life. They affect our everyday lives, decisions and cause many debates and even conflicts. Political borders are created by humans. First thought may be that they are the results of wars and treaties. Focusing on different borders, we see that often they coincide with natural boundaries: rivers, lakes and mountain chains. Looking back to history, we notice that massive forest areas, wetlands and mountain ranges have been barriers for communication. Therefore language dialects and different nations have evolved close by each other physically but far from mentally.

For further information concerning the topic of the congress, please look into our congress page (link) or contact the organisers.

 

OPEN CALL FOR WORKSHOP LEADERS

There will be four different workshops from different fields of geography. They will last 8h in total and will be divided into 3 sessions of 3h, 2h and 3h. After all workshop sessions, there will be workshop presentation when workshop leaders will focus on presenting your ideas to the other groups with little discussions at the end of each presentation. Workshop leaders will be also asked to contribute to the congress report after the congress for the part concerning their workshop.

 

What are the possible topics?

We have come up with a couple of topics for every field of geography, but do not be afraid to come up with and offer your own idea connected to the topic of our congress.

Human geography

  • Multinationality in EU: working in one country, living in another – this kind of migration has been mainly triggered by different living standards between East and West due to the Iron Curtain, but also by the free movement across borders.
  • Migration crisis – the ever-growing problem of people trying to cross the borders the way they were not meant to.
  • Cross-country projects – how are projects like Rail Baltic or Talsinki tunnel influencing the countries they are crossing?

Physical geography

  • The problem of nature protection in cross-border areas – as nature does not obey to borders marked on paper, it is complicated to organize its protection on the border of different countries.
  • Humans affecting the course of nature – big-scaled projects that are constraining the movement of animals, birds or even water.
  • Pollution knows no borders in the Baltic Sea – an inland sea that is surrounded by 9 different countries, that are polluting the body of water differently, while the impacts are shared between all of them equally.

GIS

  • Mobile positioning – a new way for collecting data about cross-border activity.
  • Mapping beyond borders – nowadays we have abilities to see across the country borders even without visiting them ourselves.
  • Differentiating borders – how to distinguish boundaries from the landscape using GIS

 

Why to apply?

Being a workshop leader is a great way to put yourself in a situation where you have to use your leadership skills, knowledge of chosen topic and communication skills all side-by-side. You have the opportunity to lead and learn from a group of geographers with a different kind of experience from all over Europe. Leading a workshop now might help you lead your own workgroup in your future career.

All the way from preparing your workshop until presenting it on the last day of our congress you will have our support and we will do our best to help you make your ideas come true.

Leading a workshop will provide you:

  • 10% discount from the participant fee
  • Fixed place for NBRC 2019
  • Certificate for holding a workshop
  • Our full support before and during the congress

 

How can I apply?

NB! The deadline is prolonged until 30th of November 2018, 23:59 CET!

The Open call starts on 1st of November and lasts until the 23rd of November 2018, 23:59 CET. Applications must be sent to nbrc2019@egea.eu.

You can apply to become a workshop leader by yourself or with a partner from EGEA. In your application please provide the following information:

  • Contact information
    • full name
    • e-mail
    • entity
  • Information about your planned workshop
    • topic
    • relation to the congress topic
    • concept
    • possible methods used
    • approximate time-frame
    • benefits for participants
  • You as a workshop leader
    • your academic experience and specialisation in geography
    • skills and experiences you have related to your topic
    • skills that show you as a good workshop leader
    • motivation for leading a workshop
    • short description of your history in EGEA
  • List possible requests you have (e.g. special equipment, help from the organisers)

 

OPEN CALL FOR TRAINERS

There will be three different trainings during one 3h training session (with coffee break) with ~15 persons per group.

 

What are the possible topics?

Our first choice would be three trainings on the topics of

  • presentation skills
  • critical thinking
  • stress management

But you can also apply for

  • public speaking
  • conflict resolution
  • problem solving

 

Why to apply?

Leading a training will provide you:

  • Fixed place for NBRC 2019
  • Certificate for holding a training
  • Our full support before and during the congress

 

How can I apply?

In order to apply to become one of our trainer at NBRC 2019, you will have to send us a motivation letter to nbrc2019@egea.eu until the 23rd of November 2018, 23:59 CET including:

  • Contact information
    • full name
    • e-mail
    • entity
  • Previous experience as a trainer
  • Your motivation to deliver a training at NBRC19
  • Your ideas for your training topic and your training session

For further information feel free to contact our scientific coordinator Oskar (oskarvevers@gmail.com) or write to nbrc2019@egea.eu

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