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Summer Newsletter (No.9)
August 2005

Welcome to the HERODT Network's latest newsletter. This issue provides you with some up-to date information on the HERODOT-EUROGEO confernce in Poland in September and other events and activities in the third year of the network. The newsletter also has some European funding news including opportunities in Environment and awareness, grants and information on other projects, geographical news, events and activities as well as links to some useful Web and other resources.

If you have any news, are involved in events, provide feedback or you are prepared to promote the network, then contact Karl Donert.

RGS 2005 - Torun conference - EU bids - Computers in Geography workshop - IGU 2006

RGS-IBG, August 2005, London

HERODOT will be present at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London at the Royal Geographical Socieity in August. HERODOT member Rob van der Vaart (Utrecht) will present a paper on internationalisation and HERODOT will co-sponsor and chair a session with the Higher Education Research Group of the RGS-IBG. Karl Donert will jointly chair the session with Michael Haigh (Oxford Brookes) and HERODOT members Kostis Koutsopoulos (Athens), Karl Donert and Sally Edmondson (Liverpool Hope) will present papers on aspects of internationalisation and Geography. Sally will examine issues associated with fieldwork, Karl will look at the development of HERODOT and the elearning survey of HERODOT members undertaken earlier this year. Kostis examines .....

This major international conference provides opportunities for the network to promote itself to a wide international audience and enable the research that has been undertaken by colleagues during the past two years to be presented. It also provides an opportunity to link to other networks and organisations.

HERODOT-EUROGEO conference, Torun September 2005
Organisation for this large jointly organised international conference is well underway. More than 50 full papers have been submitted and prepared for publication. All network members will receive copies of the publication after the event.
There will be three parallel sessions throughout most of the event and workshops on a variety of subjects. Visitors from a number of Geographical organisations will attend, including the President of the Geographical Association and the American Association of Geographers (AAG). To find out more, visit the conference details on the EUROGEO Web site (http://www.eurogeo.org) and select Association. The event has been supported by the European Commission, ESRI-Europe, Routledge and the Polish Geography Association.

2005 Funding Application and Other EU Bids
HERODOT has applied for funding from the European Commission for the year 2005/6 to organise a conference on interdisciplinarity. if you ir your institution is working in an interdisciplinary way, then we would like to hear from you. if you would like to be involved in organising HERODOT events or participating in the new programme then please contact Karl Donert.

HERODOT members have developed proposals for a number of new projects in 2005. These include the Intensive Programmes of study, staff mobility, curriculum development (undergraduate and Masters level) and Minerva (Open and Distance Learning) as well as eLearning, teacher education, research and Leonardo da Vinci (professional training) projects. A Framework 6 research project on geoinformation has been submitted in July 2005. If you know of any other projects submitted from the network, please contact Karl Donert.

Computers in Geography Workshop: Brno, Czech Republic
This is a workshop for those interested in using computers as part of teaching Geography in higher education. There are still a few places available for this course. Please email Karl Donert if you are interested in participating or would like to present your activities. A European funding workshop is also planned as part of this event in Brno, Czech Republic. The workshop will take place in October 2005.

HERODOT and the International Geographic Union (IGU)
The HERODOT coordinator Karl Donert will be attending the IGU conference in 2006 in Brisbane, Australia as par tof the National Teaching Fellowship he has been awarded by the Higher Education Academy in the UK. If any other members of the network are planning to attend, please contact Karl Donert. Unfortunately, at this time no financial support is available for those planning to attend.

Last August, HERODOT members met with geography educators from around the world at the IGU congress in Glasgow. One of the sessions was about changes in geigraphy education in the US. A website has been created by Sarah Bednarz as a resource for information about geography education in the United States. Visit the site at the following URL: http://cge.tamu.edu/igegc-cd/

The website provides links to information about geography education in each of the eleven participants home states and sample geography lessons from each participant. It also provides links to materials discussed in the paper session. The PowerPoint presentation used in the session is also available for download.

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HERODOT Network continues to grow
The HERODOT Network now stands at 145 partners, including 23 geography related organisations, representing 29 countries within Europe and three countries beyond.

The Network is still looking to expand its links internationally and to incorporate non-higher edication organisations such as companies, publishers and businesses. Please ask any new potential partners to contact Karl Donert for memberships forms. An expansion form has been e-mailed to all partners and there is also a copy available on the web site. Link here to go to the HERODOT Web site.

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This section provides up-to-date information on funds available. Note the Environment funding brochure, global change funds and geoinformation funding below. A number of specific funds relating to countries outside Europe have funding calls open, click here to read more. Marie Curie research and network grants are availble now, see below. You can contact Karl Donert if you want informal advice on any applications you are considering. HERODOT News aims to provide members will useful information concerning opportunities to access European Commission and other funds to further collaboration and for projects. A funding workshop is planned in Spring 2005, contact Karl Donert if you would like to participate.

Funding Brochure - environment
The EU Center have compiled a brochure on various EC funding programmes that provide funding for projects within the domain of energy, sustainable development and environmental protection. You can now download this booklet free of charge from: http://www.eucenter.org/brochure.php

Global Change and ecosystems, Framework 6 research on:
- Impact and mechanisms of greenhouse gas emissions and atmospheric pollutants on climate, ozone depletion and carbon sinks
- Water cycle, including soil-related aspects
- biodiversity and ecosystems
- Mechanisms of desertification and natural disasters
- Strategies for sustainable land management , including coastal zones, agricultural lands and forests
- Operational forecasting and modelling including global climate change observation systems
Call, Documents, Information

Science and Society: ethics, communication and women and science issues, Call , Documents, Information

Marie Curie Research Training Networks, for linking research teams of recognised international stature. Documents, information

Marie Curie Human Resources and Mobility Actions, this aims to provide a variety of options for individual researchers as well as host institutions.deadlines September 28 2005, February 15 2006, May 17 2006, Information

Marie Curie Host Fellowships, Chairs and Excelelnce grants, Information

Preparatory Visits
Preparatory Visits available
- Contact your National Agency - application forms and further information

Other Opportunities
seeks to facilitate accessibility and usability of digital content. Deadline Nov 11 2005. It includes activities in
- Geographic information
3.1.1 Promoting the enabling infrastructure - Targeted Projects
3.2.2 Stimulating geographic content enrichment A Thematic Network
Educational content
4.2.1 Stimulating educational content enrichment Content Enrichment Projects
4.2.2 Stimulating educational content enrichment Thematic Networks
Cultural content and scientific/scholarly content
5.1.1 Promoting the enabling infrastructure Targeted Projects
5.2.1 Stimulating cultural and scientific/scholarly content enrichment Content
- Enrichment Projects
5.2.2 Stimulating cultural and scientific/scholarly content enrichment Thematic
Reinforcing cooperation between digital content stakeholders
6.1.1 Public Sector Information A Thematic Network
Call text (draft version), Guide for proposers, Work Programme, Information

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Cities award scheme for environmental protection, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, The main activities will be to carry out a series of training sessions and information workshops. A mechanism for selecting projects for the award scheme will also have to be developed. Details.

Non-governmental organisations primarily active in the field of environment, funds towards the costs that European environmental NGOs have to bear in carrying out the activities provided for in their 2006 annual work programme. Applicant organisations should be operating at a European level, documents.

Agriculture and Genetic resources, Community programme on the conservation, characterisation, collection and utilisation of genetic resources in agriculture, deadline September 30 2005, Call text, Work programme, Information

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Vocational and Professional Training
The European Training Village team of Cedefop invites you to visit http://www.trainingvillage.gr

Culture 2000, is an EU funding programme offering support for arts and cultural
projects in the performing and visual arts, heritage and associated with books/reading
sectors. More information and newsletter.

Tempus - Structural & Complementary Measures
Tempus provides project funds for working with Eastern Europe and MEDA (Mediterranean) countries like Egypt, Palestine etc. next deadline is 15 October. Guide and forms available from http://www.etf.eu.int/tempus/

Erasmus Mundus
The enhancement of quality in higher education and the promotion of intercultural understanding through co-operation with third countries,
deadlines October 31 2005      February 28 2006
Call text - Forms, Templates - Information +

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Glacier and climatic change in the news Swiss Put Glacier Under Wraps to Slow Ice Melt

HELP needed: mountain environments The Metsovion Interdisciplinary Research Center (M.I.R.C.) of the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.) for the protection and development of mountainous environment and local European cultures is conducting a survey about the graduate and postgraduate courses and university programmes regarding the "Environment and Development of Mountainous Areas" all over the world. We are kindly asking for your help as soon as possible. We would appreciate any information on programmes, websites and relevant curricula as well as experiences from teachers and students. Contact Elya Michailidou

World Summit Youth Award (WSYA). An international competition for youth-led projects that encourages the active participation of young people in the emerging Information Society. Watch http://www.youthaward.org/ where projects will be accepted.

ENO-Environment Online© is a global web school for environmental awareness. Four environmental themes (dimensions of sustainable development ) are studied within a school year (Social, Natural, Cultural Environment and a sustainable way of living ) on a weekly basis. ENO Program is a strong and active network of schools. It has been running since 2000 and it is administrated by the city of Joensuu, Finland. You can find the application form at: http://cc.joensuu.fi/~vanhanen/application03.htm, email Mika Vanhanen mika.vanhanen@joensuu.fi

iLEAPS Science Project iLEAPS (Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study) is the new land-atmosphere project within the framework of the second phase of IGBP (International
Geosphere Biosphere Programme). iLEAPS is an international multidisciplinary research program aimed at improved understanding of processes, linkages and feedbacks in the land-atmosphere interface affecting the Earth System. Specifically, the objective is to study how interacting physical, chemical and biological processes transport and transform energy and matter through the land-atmosphere interface. iLEAPS research ranges from cell level to global scale, diurnal to centennial and past to future. Integration of measurements and modeling is essential, as well as coupling of surface and atmospheric models. Participate in the 1st iLEAPS Science Conference in Boulder, Colorado, USA, 21.-26. of January 2006. The conference will highlight the relevant aspects concerning the interfaces between land-biosphere-atmosphere. For more information go to http://www.atm.helsinki.fi/ILEAPS/boulder or contact direct michael.boy@helsinki.fi

Placenames Forum the European Commission has launched an Internet forum on protection of names and origin of places and their relationships to world-wide commerce. Visit http://trade-info.cec.eu.int/forum_ao/list.cfm

EGEA student Geography Association
EGEA is the European Geograophy student organisation coordinated from Utrecht University (http://egea.geog.uu.nl/discover.php). They run regular congresses and support students in getting funds from the EC Youth Action to travel. Karl donert, coordinator of HERODOT introduced the work of HERODOT at their last conference in southern Holland, attended by almost 200 students from over 30 countries. The Western region branch of EGEA will organise a congress in the forested mountains of the "Hunsrueck", from February the 28th until March the 4th 2005. Geography students from western parts of Europe can participate, only 60 euro for accomodation, food and some drinks! Contact the local organiser egea@geog.gla.ac.uk, congress details http://www.trier2005.tk/ Encourage your students to join!!

iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)
iEARN is a non-profit that empowers teachers and students to undertake projects designed to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people.  Started in 1988, iEARN is currently active in over 110 countries, with 1,000,000 students participating as part of their educational process. http://www.iearn.org

World Programme for Human Rights Education has been published as UN Document and is available in the six United Nations languages at the address: http://www.ohchr.org/english/issues/education/training/programme.htm

European Schoolnet News: e-Twinning in Europe
A core part of the eLearning programme launched by the European Commission early this year is the e-Twinning action. This new initiative will also be supported by a network of National Support Services with the objective to strengthen and develop networking among schools. All young Europeans, during their time at secondary school, should have the opportunity to participate, together with their teachers, in an educational project with their counterparts in other European countries. This experience could prove to be decisive in fostering a European dimension in education and awareness among young people of the European model of a multilingual and multicultural society. Internet-based learning communities will contribute to improving intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding. The e-Twinning of schools will also help update teachers' and trainers' professional skills in the pedagogical and collaborative use of ICT.

For information contact: brigitte.parry@eun.org To know more about the eLearning programme, go to: http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/elearning/programme_en.html

European Regions Day is celebrated in October each year to familiarise European citizens with regional European information. Xavier Tudela, the President of the European Region of the Year Organisation, stated; "This day is intended to be a new inter-European vehicle of integration which will show the regional truths of the European continent to the 46 member countries of the Council of Europe. The European Region of the Year Organisation is based in Barcelona and was founded in 2001 to highlight two European regions each year by promoting their activities to the other regions of Europe.

Two European regions were chosen for 2004, Madeira, (Portugal) and the German Speaking Community (Belgium.) In 2005 Piedmont (Italy) and Kiev (Ukraine) will be highlighted. In 2006 Vojvodina (Serbia and Montenegro) and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The initiative was started in Karelia (Russia) and Balearic Islands (Spain) in 2003. For more information: http://www.tery.org

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Some COOL Geography Web sites

GI and GIS portal European Commission's GI and GIS Web Portal. http://www.ec-gis.org/

ScienceinEurope.net this portal (http://www.scienceineurope.net/) collects links to science web sites in all EU countries.

GeoInfluences, the national Web site of the French Education Ministry for geography, http://geoconfluences.ens-lsh.fr

Making Better Places, a great Web site on Planning etc from CABE Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, http://www.cabe-education.org.uk/makingbetterplaces

Mountain Partnership Web site http://www.mountainpartnership.org/

School Seismology Network, observing earthquakes. contact: Maurice Boneff, maurice.boneff@ordina13.cg13.fr, Web site in French http://www.clg-caillols.ac-aix-marseille.fr/sismo/seismes/20041226/20041226.htm

Mountain areas in Europe, a Web site in english and french, http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/regional_policy/sources/docgener/studies/study_en.htm

Visual Science Web Site, helps pupils learn using images (in French and English), http://www.infovisual.info/

European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD) http://nature.eionet.eu.int/

European Mountain Forum Mediterranean site represents the interests of the sustainable
development in the mountain areas bordering the Mediterranean Sea:
1. Pyrenees and Iberian Mountain (including Levantine and Central ranges and Sierra Nevada)
2. Atlas Mountains (including all the ranges from Morocco to Tunisia, High and Middle Atlas, Rif Mts. and Djudjura Mts.)
3. Apennines
4. Mountains on Mediterranean Islands (Majorca, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Crete Cyprus… and many smaller islands!)
5. Greek Mts. (Peloponese, Pindus, Olympus)
6. Taurus Mts. and W and NW Anatolian mountains
7. Lebanese, Syrian and other eastern Mediterranean ranges

European Space Agency has a new Web site for kids, available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch. There are puzzles, quizzes, animated comics and more. http://kids.esa.int

Model United Nations TEIMUN is an annual United Nations simulation conference for university students from all over the world. Visit http://www.teimun.org to find out more

European Earth Observation Web Site, http://www.eduspace.esa.int/ offers a very rich portal covering topics of interest to teachers: Europe from space, global change, disaster monitoring and remote sensing principles. ESA image gallery

Exploring the Environment site on Problem based learning, debates and  Problem Solving Strategies It develops both problem solving strategies and skills by placing students in the active role of problem solvers http://www.cotf.edu/ete/teacher/teacherout.html

eSchoolnet is the pan European portal for teachers. The focus keep teachers informed about new projects, new documents, and new ways and means to deal with technologies and education. http://eschoolnet1.eun.org/ww/en/pub/eschoolnet/whatsnew.htm

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Resources, Journals and Data Sources

New book 'Essentials of the Environment' published
Essentials of the Environment, has just been published in the UK by Hodder Education, Joseph Kerski and Simon Ross, £14.99 RRP from Hodder Education, US $18.70 on amazon.com

Journal of Alpine Research
The new issue of Revue de Geographie alpine / Journal of alpine research (t. 93, vol 1/2005) is now available. This issue focuses on the "good alpine air": the fruit of a research project conducted within the framework of National Research programme no. 48 of the Swiss National Research Fund (Fonds National de la Recherche Suisse), devoted to "Paysages et Habitats" of the alpine arc. Subscription and price list are available at:
http://iga.ujf-grenoble.fr/territoires/accueil/editions.htm or http://www.editions-sedes.com

Journal of International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education (http://multilingual-matters.com/multi/journals/journals_irgee.asp), this site has free downloadable full articles up to 2003, useful for geography education research.

Biodiversity Call for papers
Submissions of papers are invited that cover either critical research, or reflection on practical experiences, or a combination of these, and which address topics on biodiversity and/or biosafety, particularly in relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Protocol on Biosafety. Submissions to Bob Evans, Editor Local Environment: bob2.evans@northumbria.ac.uk should be received by 30 September 2005. The paper should be clearly marked: "Special Issue: Biodiversity and Biosafety". Full Instructions are on the journal's homepage: http://www.tandf.co.uk./journals/carfax/13549839.html

Fieldwork, Call for academic papers
The International Journal of Fieldwork Studies is looking for papers. The deadline for the next issued is mid-October 2005. See http://www.virtualmontana.org/ijfs

Problem-based learning Call for papers
If accepted, the papers would be published in Academic Quarterly Exchange. A peer reviewed journal with international outreach. http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/6pbl.htm

Amnesty International Newsletter, dedicated to the World Programme on Human Rights Education, http://web.amnesty.org/pages/hre-newsletter-eng

European Journal of Open and Distance Learning, free access to articles on http://www.eurodl.org

Quality in Postgraduate Research, the archive of Conferences from 1994-2004, can be found at http://www.qpr.edu.au/, useful for those interested in research about Doctoral and Masters studies

L'Alpe. An online review about the culture and heritage of the European Alps, http://www.glenatpresse.com/lalpe

Free Access to European Statistics, many of Eurostat's products are now available free of charge for the public via this Internet site. http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat/

Polar research, RTD Info focusing on "Polar Research", is available online in English at: http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/rtdinfo/index_en.html.

GMBA Newsletter for information on this global mountain biodiversity research group, visit http://gmba.unibas.ch

SAVE Newsletter (agricultural biodiversity), European SAVE Foundation (Safeguard for
Agricultural Varieties in Europe) on the webpage, http://www.save-foundation.net/english/actual.htm

Learning Sciences and Brain Research Website (http://www.teach-the-brain.org), A new interactive teacher forum has been set up by the OECD/CERI Learning Sciences and Brain Research project for teachers of all levels to join discussion with scientists on the new challenges of teaching and learning in the 21 Century. How much do emotions influence learning? Could neuroscience's discoveries help to improve teaching methods? ...these are just some of the types of questions that are discussed in the Forum. This site also includes extensive resources for teachers, such as learning primers on the brain, a section debunking the main myths that have evolved around the functioning of the brain to do with learning, scientific articles, pedagogic tools and more.

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Water, Environment and Sanitation, (http://www.unicef.org/voy/speakout/speakout_564.html). This issue is dedicated to how young people on Voices of Youth see water, environment and sanitation impacting their lives. Children and adolescents are dedicated to ensuring that every child has access to clean water and sanitation, and call for everyone to work together to this end. UNICEF is responding to this call globally, and in particular through its continued efforts in emergencies situations.

Mountain Forum's on-line library can be visited at http://www.mtnforum.org, includes Dax, T. 2002. Research on mountain development in Europe, Overview of issues and priorities. Thessaloniki seminar, 17-18 March 2002. Innovative Structures for the Sustainable Development of Mountainous Areas, ISDEMA Project.

Sustainable Development online library, a major online library of civil society documents that were produced in relation to the World Summit On Sustainable Development is launched. The libarary contains approximately 700 MB worth of documents. It is fully searchable. Each document is linked to the organisation that produced it, which can then be contacted for further information. You can access the documents at http://www.wssd-and-civil-society.org

Naturopa: a free journal from the Council of Europe, latest issue - the European Landscape Convention, next issue War and Heritage, go to http://www.coe.int, email christian.meyer@coe.int

Geography in the News: free learning resources, news and views at http:www.rgs.org
Unlocking the archives of the RGS visit http://www.rgs.org

LTSN-GEES Information or resources on learning and teaching in geography, earth or environmental sciences can be obtained from the LTSN-GEES Centre http://www.gees.ac.uk/

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LIFE Newsletter, LIFE is the Financial Instrument for the Environment of the European Commission. NEWSFLASH is a monthly newsletter from the LIFE Unit to keep you up to date on the latest developments in the LIFE-Programme. For this month's NEWSFLASH, click on:

My Community, Our Earth Project listserv: Geographic Learning for Sustainable
Development (MyCOE)
The MyCommunity List has been created as a forum to share information on geographic learning and sustainable development topics, to exchange new educational resources and ideas, to post general inquiries about using geographic tools for sustainable development projects, to relay timely news about MyCOE program activities, and to encourage general discussions about geographic learning for sustainable development.
If you are interested in joining, send a blank e-mail to mycommunity-subscribe@aaglistserve.org More information about MyCOE, http://www.geography.org/sustainable/

The HERODOT Web site has copy and links on Bologna, an explanation of the Declaration can be found at: http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/socrates/erasmus/bologna.pdf
Latest nes on Bologna can be found at: http://www.bologna-bergen2005.no/

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IGU e-Newsletter You can visit the new IGU pages at the home of geography site http://www.homeofgeography.org/ or subscribe by e-mailing: l.ayo@homeofgeography.org. In the latest issue is news on projects, conferences, activities and opportunities to participate with other geographers around the world.

New Masters Programme: Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology - ESPACE
ESPACE produced by the Technical University Munich, combines Earth System Sciences, Remote Sensing and Navigation with Spaccraft Technology and should prepare students for design, development and analysis of future Earth oriented satellite missions. ESPACE enhances internationality and interdiscipliarity. It is a 2 years international program offered in English language. Requirement is a Bachelor in science (mathematics, physics, geophysics) or engineering studies (mechanical, aerospace, electrical engineering, geodetic engineering, ...).
For more information http://www.espace-tum.de

New European Masters Programme, European Masters course on Citizenship education, this will start October 2005. Approximately 20 universities have collaborated in the design and development of the materials and the degree will be delivered by six of them : London
Metropolitan, La Sapienza (Rome), Rene Descartes (Paris V), Linköping University, Panepistimio Patras, Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest). Contact Maria Villanueva, Maria.Villanueva@uab.es

Teacher training grants The Geographical Association present awards to attend their Annual conference in the UK (normally in April) If you are interested in applying for one of these, then contact Tony Binns, chair of the GA International Committee.

A range of RGS-IBG grants for fieldwork and research are available from http://www.rgs.org/grants, or contact Grants Office, RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR, UK grants@rgs.org

4th International Human Rights Academy will take place from 16-29 October 2005 in Cape Town South Africa. Courses at graduate and professional level include the Universal System of Protection of Human Rights, the Regional Systems of Protection of Human Rights, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law and Transitional Law. Lectures are given by prominent academic and non-academic speakers from all continents. Application closing date: 1st June 2005, for more information see http://www.law.ugent.be/pub/humanrightsacademy/


Conferences and Events 2005-6

30 July - 8 August 2005, 3rd World Youth Congress, Scotland. Theme "Young People working together for a sustainable world community".  All applicants must be 18-25 years old on July 30, 2005 and will fall under four categories: Activists, Performers/Artists, and Young Journalists. For further details and an application form visit http://www.scotland2005.org

27 August - 1 September 2005, Earthquake Engineering in 21st Century (EE-21C), for further details, please see: http://www.iziis.edu.mk/EE-21C

31 Aug- 2nd September 2005, RGS-IBG Anual Conference, Flows and Spaces in a Globalised World, London, UK

1-3 September 2005 RURALIA Conference (http://www.ruralia.org), an international association for rural buildings and landscape, event will be held in September 2005, in Val Borbera, Italy, a mountain region between Lombardy, Piedmont and Liguria.

2 -5 September 2005 HERODOT International Conference to be held in Torun, Poland. FREE for HERODOT members. Registration Form click here (.rtf), Please send papers by 15th May 2005 together with your registration form by e-mail to: pecha@geo.uni.torun.pl. Further information

6-7 September 2005, 10th Annual Conference on Student Wellbeing, Kelvin Conference Centre, University of Glasgow, Scotland, Theme: The Student Lifecycle: A Review and New Directions. For detailed information contact Bill Johnston b.johnston@strath.ac.uk

6-8 September 2005, ALT-C 2005: exploring the frontiers of e-learning - borders, outposts and migration, Manchester, UK

8-9 September 2005, Benefits from Space Conference for Sectorial Policy for High Mountain
Security, Geneva, Switzerland, http://www.eurisy.asso.fr

9-13 September 2005, 14th European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography, in Tomar, Portugal. http://e-geo.fcsh.unl.pt/ectqg2005/home.aspColloquium

22-24 September 2005, 10th Iberian Colloquium of Geography - "Iberian Geography in a European context", in Évora, Portugal, email secgeo@uevora.pt

23-25 September 2005, Mountain Film Review, L±dek Zdrój, Poland, contact: ckir@wp.pl, more information: http://www.przeglad.ladek.pl

24-25 September 2005, Historical transhumance between the Alps and the Po-venetian plains, ASIAGO (VI), Italy.  Contact: michele.corti@unimi.it, http://www.sozooalp.it

26-28 September 2005, Kuwait First Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition The following topics for technical papers are strongly encouraged: Mineral and Petroleum Explorations, Desertification Assessment, Water Resources and Irrigation, Environmental Impact, Natural Resource Management, Disaster and Flood Monitoring, Geological Mapping, Historical and Archeological Excavation, Mapping from Space, Transportation and Traffic Planning, International Treaty Verification. For more information please visit http://www.kuwaitremotesensing.com, or contact Dr. Mohamad Al-Anezi, dr@promedia-international.com

26-29 September 2005, International LIFE-Symposium, Riverine Landscapes: Restoration, FloodProtection, Conservation in Reutte, Tyrol, Austria in collaboration with the University of Innsbruck, email wild-river@uibk.ac.at

1 - 5 October 2005, Open Science Conference: Global Change in Mountain Regions, Perth, Scotland, UK, Contact: martin.price@perth.uhi.ac.uk, http://www.mountain.conf.uhi.ac.uk

8-15 October 2005, International Human Rights colloquium, South-South diaogue to strengthen human rights, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Application forms are available at: http://www.conectas.org/coloquio

10-11 October 2005, Finland in PISA-studies - Reasons behind the Results, an
international Conference, Helsinki, Finland, http://www.oph.fi/info/pisahelsinki

11-14 October 2005, The Australian International Education Conference 2005, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre http://www.idp.com/conference, email: conference@idp.com

12-14 October 2005, Festival of Geography at Saint-Die-des-Vosges,France. Included is Cafe Geography, exhibitions, round tables, and a special invited country To find out more visit http://www.ville-saintdie.fr or http://fig-st-die.education.fr

14-15 October 2005, the research group C. I. T. (culture, innovation, territory) of Grenoble will organise an international colloquium on the theme culture, vector of development of tourist and sporting territory, for more information http://www.sportsnature.org/Pages/agenda/octobre.htm

24-26 October 2005, International Workshop on Mountain Corridors,
Les Planes de Son, Spain, contact: mallarach@natura.ictnet.es, more information:

26-28 October 2005, ePortfolio 2005 - the 3rd International Conference on the electronic portfolios: Cambridge, UK, for more information about ePortfolio research and objectives, please visit the EIfEL portal: http://www.eife-l.org/portfolio/ep2005/

3-4 November 2005, Effective Teaching and Learning Conference 2005: Challenging Issues for Teaching and Learning in the 21st century, University of Queensland, Australia, website at: http://www.tedi.uq.edu.au/ETLConference/

14-16 November 2005, Qatar GIS Conference & Exhibition 2005, Doha Qatar, http://www.gisqatar.com

14-17 November 2005, Biodiversity Conservation of the Andes and Amazonia,
III Congress
, Loja, Ecuador, contact: funbotanica@utpl.edu.ec, more information:

15-17 November 2005, Supporting Learning in the 21st Century, ATLAANZ Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, http://www.atlaanz.org, email: carol.hunter @stonebow.otago.ac.nz

21-25 November 2005, Science for Humanity, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, this is a Science on Stage event that will be held at CERN, there will be a topic for each day of the festival, around which presentations, demonstrations and workshops will be themed: Einstein Day, Sustainability Day, Space and Astronomy Day, Life Sciences Day and Science & Technology in Society Day. Contact: Mick Storr, Mick.Storr@cern.ch

24-26 November 2005, International Colloquium on sustainable long-term tourism in protected areas, Nice, France, http://www.alparc.org/ConfInter/fra/index.php?page=intro

8-9 December 2005, Finland in PISA-studies - Reasons behind the Results, an
International Conference, Helsinki, Finland, http://www.oph.fi/info/pisahelsinki2

14-16 December 2005, IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2005), Porto, Portugal, http://www.iadis.org/celda2005

21-26 January 2006, 1st iLEAPS Science Conference in Boulder, Colorado, USA, iLEAPS (Integrated Land Ecosystem - Atmosphere Processes Study), register online at https://www.atm.helsinki.fi/ileapsform.

24-25 February 2006, Charney Manor Primary School Geography Conference, contact Simon Catling sjcatling@brookes.ac.uk

7-11 March 2005, AAG (American Association of Geographers) Annual Meeting, taking place at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA, see on http://www.aag.org

20-21 April 2006, Quality in Postgraduate research 2006 conference will be held from 20-21 April 2006 at the Stamford Grand Hotel, Adelaide. The details for this conference, entitled Quality in Postgraduate Research: Knowledge Creation in Testing Times, and the call for contributions are available at http://www.qpr.edu.au/2006

3-7 July 2006, IGU Main Congress, Brisbane Australia

8-9 July 2006, INLT workshop, Brisbane Australia

Schoolnet Conferences and Events Page
Upcoming conferences in the area of Education and Technology in Europe. Events listed chronologically at http://www.eun.org/events

Mountain Forum events at http://www.mountainpartnership.org/events/calendar.asp

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