17th International Summer School: Clean energy – Solution for climate changes (South-East Europe focus)



From 21 August 2022 08:00 to 31 August 2022 17:00


Ethno Village Čardaci, Vitez, Bosnia and Herzegovina



The 17th International Summer School will be organized by the Sarajevo-based organisation REIC in collaboration with the financial support of the Central European Initiative (CEI). ​

Target participants

  • Young policy-makers and civil servants from governmental institutions, embassies, and international organizations (up to 40 years old),​
  • Officers working in  authorities administration (national/ regional/ local) in SEE Europe,​
  • NGOs and development aid associations,​
  • Mid-career professionals from energy companies,​
  • Researchers and teaching assistants from South-East Europe,​
  • Final year PhD and master‘s students who want to pursue a professional career in the relevant field.​


  • Strengthening knowledge and skills in clean energy innovation as a climate change mitigation and adaptation solution,​
  • Enhancement of an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable energy planning and climate change mitigation and adaptation,​​
  • Dissemination of best practices on energy conservation and adaptation to climate change,​​
  • Capacity building of renewable, sustainable, secure and affordable energy promotion on the regional level as an element  of sustainable development in the region of South-East Europe,​​
  • Dissemination of knowledge about research programmes and innovations in the field of energy and climate,​
  • Educational support to master‘s and PhD students in the area of renewable energy sources (RES), energy efficiency (EE) and climate changes.​​​


The 17th International Summer School will thematically address the challenges of climate change and the transition towards sustainable and clean energy. Climate change adaptation and mitigation as a global issue must be addressed at a regional level rather than just state level.

Participants will be led through a way of thinking from global to local. In this sense, participants will be able to understand key global concepts regarding low emission development and which tools on the local level should be developed. The Cooperation Activity will cover various topics ranging from environmental problems to socio-economic, legal, and technological issues related to clean energy and climate change. ​ ​

The program will consist of various educational activities that will be presented in the format of lectures, group work, workshops, and study visits. At the beginning, participants will be divided into groups (up to five) and facilitated to work together on a specific case study. Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm and develop governance programs around the selected case study. Each group will deliver and present a paper, which may be used as a good basis for future projects and initiatives since it will rely on real-life case studies.​

Study visit

In order to stimulate students to be creative, one full-day site visit to renewable energy facilities (solar, biomass, geothermal, and small HPP) will be organized.​


There is no participation fee. ​

​The organizer will provide full fellowship for all 20 participants. The full fellowship includes costs of full board accommodation, refreshments and the study visit. Only transportation costs are the responsibility of the participants.​

​The targeted number of participants is 20.​

​We would appreciate it if you disseminated the information to potential participants.


For application, please register via this LINK

​​The official language of the school is English.​​