ProjectCLOE – training to Complexity: muLtidisciplinary approaches to rural and mOuntain sustainable devElopment and…

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training to Complexity: muLtidisciplinary approaches to rural and mOuntain sustainable devElopment and conservation for innovative Doctoral Programmes
01/04/2021 to 31/03/2026
Abstract / short description:
CLOE will be an interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral Doctoral Programme developed and coordinated by the
University of Genoa, as sole beneficiary, in collaboration with a network of host academic and non-academic
organisations. UNIGE will recruit 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs, no PhD and less than 4 years FTE research
experience), respecting mobility rules of MSCA. CLOE training is focused on multidisciplinary approaches to
mountain and rural sustainable development and conservation starting from historical, environmental and legal
perspectives. It will support top-tier ESRs working on 4 closely related topics: mountain areas and heritagisation
processes (T1); mountain conservation, cultural landscapes and conflicts (T2); coming back to the mountains (T3);
mountain areas and environmental risks (T4).
The 15 ESRs will be enrolled in 11 doctoral courses involved in CLOE through 2 calls for applications: the first cohort
of 7 ESRs will start on November 1, 2021, while the second of 8 ESRs on November 1, 2022.
A rich and diversified range of training opportunities will allow to broaden the cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary
skills of a new generation of early-stage researchers (ESRs) and provide a common ground for their future careers
and for new research paths with important implications for sustainable development and environmental and cultural
conservation. UniGE, the university of Liguria, with campuses in the major cities of the Region and one of the most
important of Northern Italy, is particularly qualified to conduct CLOE due to the previous and on-going projects of
the involved supervisors. The doctoral programme will make it possible to network existing doctoral schools that deal
with subjects related to mountain areas from different perspectives, and will be the first step in the development of a
new Strategic Centre on Mountain and Rural areas (MORA) that will deal with their new centrality.
Fernerkundung, Massenbewegungen

Involved staff


Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Geography Research Area
Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science

Local organizational units

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen


Brüssel, Belgium


Genua, Ligurien, Italy

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