Wednesday, May 02, 2007


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Marie Curie Training Course on Resource Property

The Institute of Agricultural Economics, Bucharest, and Humboldt University, Berlin organize a training course on resource property to take place in Sinaia, Romania, on 24-29 September 2007. The course will review key concepts in property theory and introduce applications in various fields, including agriculture, forestry, water management, and biodiversity conservation. Participants will also receive guidance on how to develop concrete proposals for research on property in agriculture and the natural resource sector. The invited lecturers are Dr. Stefan Dorondel (Romanian Academy of Sciences), Dr. Ivan Penov (Agricultural University Plovdiv), Dr. Mara Rusu (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Bucharest), and Thomas Sikor (Ph.D., Humboldt University, Berlin). Participants should have a background in the social sciences, preference being given to junior researchers enrolled in postgraduate and doctoral programs. They are eligible for full funding under the Marie Curie Program if they have completed their first university degree within the past four years.

The deadline for applications is June 15th, 2007. Applications need to include a short CV and a one-page proposal for research on property in agriculture or the natural resource sector. Please send applications and inquiries to Ms. Sandra Polsfuhs at the Junior Research Group on Postsocialist Land Relations, Luisenstr. 56, 10117 Berlin, Fax.: +49-30-2093-6427, Email: For further information on the MACE series of events, please visit

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