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BACK TO THE ROOTS – Eastern Regional Congress 2022

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Basic information

When?

  

9 May from 09:00 to 13 May from 18:00 CEST

Where?

Piecki 7
Ostrów Pieckowski, masurian voivodeship 11-710 Poland
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Workshops

What are the proposed topics?

Masuria, the region of the congress shows multiple landforms created by the glaciers, including  eskers, moraine hills, lakes and many more! “Dig&drill” to unfold the mysterious geological past of these natural landmarks in this region. Explore with the workshop participants how the local community can benefit from your findings.

Masuria, the land of thousands of lakes is a great place to experience beautiful nature. It is very common to do it from a yacht, motorboat, or kayak. During this workshop you will explore the various aspects of water tourism or focus on the impact of water tourism on the local environment. Find out what measures can be taken towards sustainable development of tourism in the region. Who’s on board?

What does it mean to be a Masurian? What is the history of the region? During this workshop participants will get the chance to discover historical and cultural heritage of the region. In this workshop, focus more on local people and their perspective on the region’s history and cultural heritage or figure out the best way to preserve and promote the culture and history of the region.

The subject of this workshop are the concerns of the Cittaslow association, which brings together small cities around the world. As part of the workshop, you will learn about the main features of cities belonging to this network, and what benefits and obligations result from belonging to Cittaslow. Remember slow doesn’t always mean bad :).

Help to discover the mysterious world of thousands of Masurian lakes. Dive into the topic of limnology and dare to: measure, sample, and discover. Focus on water, nature or pollution. Invite participants to find out how your findings can be relevant and useful.

Why should you apply?

  1. Workshop part 1
    • Getting to know each other,
    • An introduction to the workshop topic,
    • An introduction to the scientific excursion 
  2. Workshop part 2
    • Scientific excursion
  3. Workshop part 3
    • Teamwork and discussion 
  4. Workshop presentation 

Each workshop should include the above mentioned elements. During the workshops, there will be scientific excursions tailored to the topics. After each of them, groups will make some projects and discuss the issues. Eventually, the co-leaders of the given workshop will present their work during the congress. 

As we would like to organise the congress on the highest scientific level, we give you a possibility to cooperate with experts from the University of Warsaw, Gdańsk, Kraków and Wrocław. Every workshop will get a scientific patronage, thanks to which you will be able to get useful tips, a bibliography and other helpful advice. What’s more, we are going to correlate all workshops with excursions in order to get a chance to see problems from a practical side and manage to use our theoretical knowledge in action. 

We also want to organise a competition for best workshop presentation so be ready to give it your best!

With your team you will be responsible for the course of one of the workshops. The team will consist of member(s) of our orgateam, expert(s) in the field of the workshop and you! 🙂

The task of your team will be to: introduce participants to the topic, organise a scientific excursion and create the workshop outcome (with the help of participants) for the workshop presentation session.

Your role will be to:

  • develop a course of the workshop with your partners
  • present the topic at the first workshop session at the beginning of the congress
  • join scientific excursion
  • present workshop results on final presentation session at the end of the congress

Remember you are not alone! Your orga team will be always there for you <3

  • Fixed place at the ERC 2022
  • Support from Polish experts [during the preparation of the workshop]
  • Regular contact with the organisers – each workshop will have a member of the organization team as a support 
  • Needed materials and equipment
  • EGEA help – Manual for Workshop Leaders, facilitating contact with other EGEA bodies
  • Certificate for holding a workshop
  • Gift pack
  • Special prize in a contest for the best workshop, if you win
  • 10 € discount for attending the Congress
  • gives a great opportunity to gain a lot of new knowledge and experience, which can be very useful and  important in your future career,
  • allows to improve your leadership, project management, communication and English language skills,
  • brings new connections and friends,
  • makes you the ERC 2022 co-organiser <3,
  • helps to create a positive impact on local communities


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