Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES)

Braunwald, Switzerland
23rd October – 9th November 2009

ACTIS, in collaboration with the Alliance for Global Sustainability (a university partnership between the ETH Zurich, MIT Boston, University of Tokyo and Chalmers University), is please to announce the opening of applications for the 2009 Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES) course in Braunwald, Switzerland. The two week course aims to sensitize participants to the complex issues of sustainable development in a global context, though course work, field trips, workshops, group work, discussions and practical learning experiences, combined with social and cultural activities. The course brings together an inspiring group of upper level university students from many different disciplines, cultures and nationalities to learn together in a unique environment. The program builds on 10 years of experience successfully running YES in Switzerland, Australia Costa Rica, Japan, Slovakia, Austria and Kenya. Organisation of the YES programs was transferred from ETHsustainability, the Center for Sustainability at the ETH Zurich, to ACTIS in early 2009. ACTIS is an ETH spin-off organisation created specifically to expand the YES program and related activities.

Course Dates: 23rd October – 9th November 2009

Course Location: Braunwald, Switzerland

Deadline for applications: 14th August 2009

For more information, contact:

Michelle Grant
Project Manager
ACTIS – Activating Talent in Sustainability

Bluntschlisteig 1
CH-8002 Zurich
Ph: +41 44 280 3306?Fax: +41 44 632 1597
Email: info@actis-education.ch
Website: www.actis-education.ch


The application form can be downloaded here: YES Braunwald 2009 Application form

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