JRC Summer School on the Evaluation of Air, Soil and Water Pollution in Support to the European Green Deal: a holistic Approach

4 - 8 September 2023

This summer school is organised in the framework of the Innovation Agenda for the Western Balkans with the aim to develop green skills for a more sustainable and resource-efficient society.  

The JRC is pleased to announce the Summer School on the evaluation of air, soil and water pollution in support to the European Green Deal: a holistic approach organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in partnership with Novi Sad University.

This training is a joint activity between the Joint Research Centre & the University of Novi Sad. It covers topics related to the evaluation of air, soil and water pollution. During the event, the participants will have the possibility to learn how to use the JRC tools for emissions and impact evaluation, become familiar with novel methods to improve water quality and soil health and discover more about advanced measurement techniques.

The uniqueness of this event consists of learning from JRC experts in the fields of air, soil and water pollution, sharing knowledge and expertise with other students in the Western Balkans region and enlarging scientific networks.

We offer five days in-person interactions, lectures provided by key experts in the field, practical applications and involvement in fieldwork.

Who can participate?  

We are looking for advanced students and young scientists from Western Balkans region, i.e., Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Albania (enrolled in masters or enrolled in PhD or max. 5 years after masters or PhD) with a strong interest in the protection of environment, air, soil and water in particular. Applications by Bachelor students are also admitted, however, the priority will be given to advanced students.

The maximum number of participants will be 25.

We expect a continuous presence from all participants to receive a certificate of attendance.  

Your presence during the whole summer school without interruption is not only important for the outcome of the event, but also for making the travel sustainable. 

How to apply?

The application process isnow open.

Applications shall be submitted not later than 30 June 2023.

How the participants are selected?

Participants will be selected based on the following criteria:  

  • Clarity of the motivation to attend this Summer School
  • Relevance of the CV

Please send these documents at JRC-summerschool.WB2023@ec.europa.eu

Decisions on acceptance will be announced by email on 15 July 2023.

Costs and logistics  

Participation in the JRC Summer School is free of charge. However, participants will need to cover the costs of their travel and accommodation. The JRC will provide budget for these costs only for the first 10 ranked in the list of selected candidates.

The participants are encouraged to think about the climate impact when planning their travel. Aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions. You can reduce your emissions by booking the most direct route and where possible consider travelling by train instead.

The JRC is dedicated to reducing its impact on the environment and will arrange the Summer School in a green spirit. We will endeavour to keep food waste, single-use plastics and printing on paper to a minimum.

Practical information


Monday 4 September 2023, 9:00 CEST – Friday 8 September 2023, 15:00 CEST (the dates are subject to change in case of force majeur)


University of Novi Sad

Dr Zorana Đinđića 1, 21102 Novi Sad, Serbia

Who should attend

Advanced students and young scientists from Western Balkans region, i.e., Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Albania.



Apply here: https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/events/jrc-summer-school-evaluation-air-soil-and-water-pollution-2023-09-04_en

Event type


Novi Sad

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