Environmental Sciences, Human Development, Poverty Reduction, Sustainable Development

Sustainable Human Development: From International Frameworks to Regional Policies

4 July - 15 July, 2011

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme





"It provides an excellent insight into the HD paradigm. The human security and social inclusion concepts are equally inspiring and relevant to the development work. I found the course useful in the sense that it is practical and applicable to the work I do."
(2010 course participant)

"Friendly atmosphere during the course. A lot of new material. You do not just attend lectures, you have to participate actively and prepare projects with your group."
(2010 course participant)

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Course Directors: Alexios Antypas, CEU, Environmental Sciences and Policy Department, Budapest, Hungary
Andrey Ivanov, UNDP Bratislava Regional Center, Bratislava, Slovakia
Mihail Peleah, UNDP Bratislava Regional Center, Bratislava, Slovakia

Faculty: Jens Wandel, UNDP Bratislava Regional Center, Bratislava, Slovakia
Balazs Horvath, UNDP Bratislava Regional Center, Bratislava, Slovakia
Dan Dionisie, UNDP Bratislava Regional Center, Bratislava, Slovakia
Jaroslav Kling, UNDP Bratislava Regional Center, Bratislava, Slovakia
Ruben Mnatsakanian, CEU, Environmental Sciences and Policy Department, Budapest, Hungary



The course is the sixth edition of the summer courses conducted jointly by the Central European University and the United Nations Development Programme alongside with other Human Development (HD) / Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related activities being implemented or managed by UNDP. The course in 2011 will have an explicit policy focus and will bring together practitioners, mid- and high-level policy makers, academia, and civil society activists from countries in the region as well as experts on issues of HD and MDGs, both from UNDP, CEU and other European institutions.

The overall aim of this summer school is to address the deficits in understanding and applying the concept of sustainable human development to development challenges in the region. It will consist of several mutually reinforcing topics and will be conducted involving a wide range of actors - experts from Bratislava Regional Centre, universities in the region, and UNDP country offices. Experience so far suggests that a combination of theoretical exposure and practical experience makes the course unique and interesting for participants not just from Europe and CIS but also beyond the region.

In 2011 the main purpose of the course will be to equip participants with deep understanding of sustainable human development, MDGs and their policy relevance in respective countries in a creative, out-of-the-box manner. It is an important objective of the course to expose its participants to different development paradigms, help understand the rationale behind them and understand their relevance in specific development context.

The course will consist of two modules: an on-line self-learning module (conducted in March-April 2011; fee- paying participants should pass this module in May) and an in-residence course at CEU (July 4-15, 2011).

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