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7-15 July 2017


7th International Summer School of Agroecology (ISSAE)

The 7th summer school of ISSAE is entirely focused on urban agroecology.

By Françoise Maxime
Updated on 03/09/2017
Published on 03/08/2017

The International Summer School of Agroecology – ISSAE started in 2010 and is supported since September 2015 by Erasmus+, the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. The aim is to implement a better-adapted pedagogy for preparing students and professionals to develop skills for the agroecological transition.

The ISSAE mix Master and PhD students with professionals (teachers, developers, advisers, civil servants, farmers). The goal is to put students in contact with real working environments, develop a culture of life-long training for professionals, and attract attention to opportunities offered at EU level. Professionals will learn to work with scientists and question them. We also aim at developing skills at the interface of research and development.

The ISSAE combines a week of on-site training with two weeks of personal work following instructions and interactions through ISSAE’s website. Participants to the Summer School analyse alternatives to the dominant model of agriculture through the review of case studies that implicitly or explicitly refer to agroecology. The specific feature of the Summer School is to discuss how these alternatives are positioned in relation to practices, sciences and social movements, and to understand why they succeed or fail. Active Learning is at the centre of the approach.

Registration will be closed by the end of April 2017.

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