Joensuu, Finland

Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution

blended course
when 8 August 2022 - 12 August 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 300

The course will address environmental and natural resource conflicts that are familiar and topical for the course participants. These cases provide a real-world context for the course contents and development of practical skills. The themes may include natural resource conflicts for example in the fields of forestry, nature conservation, mining and land use conflicts more generally. Students are expected to work with concrete dispute cases along with the course program. The course is constructed around a framework of environmental collaboration and conflict resolution. It starts with the introduction of collaborative management and participatory methods and continues with the theory and practice of collaboration, mediation and consensus-building. It includes elements of interest-based negotiation theory at its core and builds on the collaborative model of consensus building. After the course students will have skills to 1) analyse conflict situations; 2) understand types of intervention and their preconditions, and; 3) match environmental conflict situations with appropriate response strategies; 4) understand the principles of meditated negotiation as a conflict resolution strategy; 5) participate effectively in collaborative multi-party processes.

Course leader

Denis Dobrynin, denis.dobrynin(at)uef.fi

Target group

Master, Bachelor

Course aim

After the course students will have skills to 1) analyse conflict situations; 2) understand types of intervention and their preconditions, and; 3) match environmental conflict situations with appropriate response strategies; 4) understand the principles of meditated negotiation as a conflict resolution strategy; 5) participate effectively in collaborative multi-party processes.

Credits info

5 EC
ECTS

Fee info

EUR 300: Course fee.

Scholarships

Not available.