Glocalise 2013: Study trip to Poland

What: Study trip to Poland
When: 6-17th July
Where: Warsaw – Krakow – Zakopane – Opole


Warsaw greeted us with sunny weather. On Sunday, to get to know each other and make some crazy memories, the group went off on a scavenger hunt. Dancing Macarena on the market square, singing Polish songs with Polish people, kidnapping members of the other teams- just a short summary of what we did that day.

The educational part began on Monday, when we visited EuroCities (a department of Warsaw City Council) and WWF office. The day focused on the issues of climate change and nature conservation in Poland. The country is developing renewable energy sources, partially due to EU goals, and partly to limit its dependency from fossil fuels. This is, however, a huge challenge as over 90% of electricity is generated from coal.

On Tuesday, the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and of the Dutch Embassy’s Agricultural council enlightened us on the issues concerning Polish agriculture, the policies that try to regulate it and the recent agricultural land reforms in Poland. 93% of Polish territory is classified as ‘rural’, including agricultural and nature areas, with almost 15 million people living in these areas. Challenges in managing this Read more

Admission now open!

BuitexPosterJPGAre you interested in rural development, agricultural policy, nature conservation and climate change? Do you want to know more about how globalization processes affect these areas in an EU Member state, and what local responses can be identified? Join the study trip to Poland, organized by RUW Foundation and the Rural Sociology Group. In a 10 day intensive program, we will visit different cities and rural areas in Poland, meet with interesting organizations and work on a farm!

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