18th Freiberg Colloquium of Young Researchers

Responsible Consumption and Production in the Use of the Earth's Resources

3rd to the 7th of June, 2024 | TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

The colloquium is organised by the European University on Responsible Consumption and Production EURECA-PRO. It is focused on current social, environmental, economic and engineering sciences along the raw material value chain – and cycle. The colloquium offers PhD students an opportunity to present and discuss their own research work and to obtain ideas for further research. It also includes research training and a cultural programme.

Thematic areas:

  • Environmental Surroundings – Responsible management of our resources water and air
  • Engineering – Sustainable Processing of Raw Materials, from Mining into Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Materials and Products
  • Economic analysis of the costs and benefits of sustainable production and consumption
  • Management tools for sustainable production and consumption
  • Legal framework for responsible consumption and production
  • Social Sciences – Consumption and its key role as one game changer
All presentations should reflect in the sense of Sustainable Development Goal 12 on the aspect of Responsible Consumption and Production.

Why is attending the colloquium interesting for young scientists?

Participants are invited to take part in a comprehensive programme with a training course on excellence research for Sustainability and excursions to institutions and companies in a region, which is not only historically known for its mining, but also for its high-levelled innovative strength. Networks emerge not only through academic discourse, but also through shared impressions, so social events round off the picture. To be better prepared, we offer non-native speakers a German crash course. However, the main language is English.

The Young Researchers Colloquium is embedded in the “Berg- und Hüttenmännische Tage” (BHT 2024) at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. In case of interest, there will be the opportunity to attend further presentations. Central topics of the BHT will be published in advance here: www.blogs.hrz.tu-freiberg.de/bht

Participation in the colloquium is free of charge for all participants. Financial support can be obtained for travel and accommodation through your local ERASMUS office.

We look forward to meet you at the Young Researchers Colloquium at TU Bergakademie Freiberg!
Contact person: Luke Palmer | eurecapro(at)tu-freiberg.de

Application

PhD students from each EURECA-PRO partner university are welcome! If you are interested in taking part in this exciting week please prepare:
  • motivation letter (200-300 words)
  • short C.V.
  • extended abstract of your presentation (250-300 words)

Please upload these documents together with your registration form until the 14th of April, 2024. The number of participants is limited.

Onsite, in-person programme schedule:

Monday | 3 June 2024

Morning
Welcome to the Colloquium | Introduction to EURECA-PRO and SDG-12
Afternoon
Geocashing and Freiberg Sustainability tour
Evening
Welcome dinner

Tuesday | 4 June 2024

Morning
Training course | Part I

Afternoon
Training course | Part II

Evening
Free time

Wednesday | 5 June 2024

Morning 
Company excursion | Part I

Afternoon
Company excursion | Part II

Evening
European Culture Event

Thursday | 6 June 2024

Morning
Colloquium Session I:
Presentation 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion

Afternoon
Colloquium Session II:
Presentation 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion

Evening
Free time

Friday | 7 June 2024

Morning
Colloquium Session III:
Presentation 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion

Afternoon
Colloquium Session IV:
Presentation 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion

Evening
Colloquium wrap-up, award ceremony and BBQ

Saturday | 8 June 2024

Morning 
Cultural trip

Afternoon
Cultural trip

Evening
End of Programme

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