Project Title

Energy landscapes: innovation, development and internationalization of research

Abbreviated Project Title

ENGELA
 

Registration Number

ESF OP CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0025
 

Operational Program

CZ.1.07 - OP Education for Competitiveness
 

Priority Axis

7.2 - Tertiary Education, Research and Development
 

Area of Support

7.2.3 - Human resources in research and development
 

Date of the Project Initiation

01.03.2011
 

Date of the Project Completion

31.01.2014
 

Supported Activities

  1. Assistance in formation of excellent research teams and their further improvement; especially the development of initializing and starting working positions;
  2. Preparation of involving individuals and teams into international networks and research projects;
  3. Additional education of scientific workers in the fields of research management, popularization and communication of research and science results, dissemination of research results into a general practice, transfer of technologies and experiences, and developing the knowledge of environmental protection issues.

Project´s Objective

The project’s objective is to form an inter-institutional and multi-disciplinary research and development platform capable of international linkage and competitiveness in research of energy industry development and its impacts on landscape; to integrate foreign experiences and elaborate them into a knowledge portfolio and a theoretical-methodological apparatus which will be utilizable for both the further development and improvement of team expert competencies and a general practice. The means of achieving the objective will include the internationalization of project team (i.e. an involvement of foreign experts), a transfer of gained experiences by holding common field research activities, an organization of few thematic workshops and conferences, presentations of gained results on conferences, and a preparation of common publications. The educational intention of project is provided by the concept of „education by practical field research“, a fundamental positive of the project is the participation of an experienced foreign expert in the research team. Other activities include a variety of specialized trainings for professionals and managers, tutoring of students, and participation of the partner universities´ students on project research activities.
 

Key Activities

  1. Assistance in formation of excellent research teams - development and internalization of a team (i.e. an involvement of foreign experts and transfer of gained experiences by holding common field research activities);
  2. Organization of thematic international workshops (preparation of involving individuals and teams into international networks and research projects);
  3. Organization of thematic international conferences (preparation of involving individuals and teams into international research networks and projects);
  4. Active participation in domestic and international thematic workshops, seminars and conferences;
  5. Additional managerial education of scientific workers and office staff in science and research;
  6. Active participation of students of cooperating universities in research activities;
  7. Interships and expert consultations of scientific workers;
  8. Additional education and special trainings of scientific workers;
  9. Research tours of scientific workers;
  10. Facilities and equipment for upgrading and development of the research team;

Project leader   

- Institute of Geonics, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Department of Environmental Geography, Brno

Partners     

- Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography


- University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences