Training Activities

BESIDE includes Capacity building activities for researchers and management and administration staff

The Value of Ecosystem Services (OPEN)

Join us for a dynamic training session on the Value of Ecosystem Services at the University of Aveiro, as part of the BESIDE Summer School 2024. Professor Sebastien Vilassante will lead a session on Ecosystem Services Valuation, on 7 May, 9h00-13h00, in the Sala do Senado, Rectory. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from this renowned expert in environmental economics and sustainability research. 

The other side of Research

The other side of research is a training course on Responsible Research and Innovation, Dissemination and Impact for science, jointly organised by the BESIDE ERA Chair project and the EPIBOOST Twinning project of the University of Aveiro. Targeting researchers and science managers, this training aims to improve research and proposal writing skills and design efficient and impactful communication plans for public and policy meaningful engagement. Five sessions of 4h/day will provide practical knowledge on open science, open access publishing, data management, ethics, gender equality, public participation, stakeholder engagement strategies, writing policy briefs and the incorporation of these elements into a Horizon Europe proposal and the management of your science project outputs. Internationally renowned experts in the field will lead the sessions, including Andreas Kraemer from the Ecologic Institute, Agnieszka Sznyk from INNOWO, Antónia Correia and Pedro Príncipe, from the University of Minho and expert members of several international RRI networks. The training sessions will take place online on the 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 29th of April from 14:00 to 18:00. Additionally, there will be an in-person session on 30 April, giving participants a unique opportunity for hands-on learning. 

2nd Summer School - Soft Skills (CLOSED)

Soft transferable skills’ training program from 13-15 March 2024 which aims to advance the professional development and widen the career perspectives of students and researchers, irrespectively of their background and area of specialization, to outperform in their professional duties and career paths. The training sessions included the following topics: carreer routes; scientific publishing and ethics; cv writing for academia vs. industry; menthal health and imposter phenomenon; diversity, equity and inclusion in science; community building for scientists; science innovation; open science; project management; data management. 

1st Summer School - Soft Skills (CLOSED)

Soft transferable skills’ training program from 22-24 March 2023 which aims to advance the professional development and widen the career perspectives of students and researchers, irrespectively of their background and area of specialization, to outperform in their professional duties and career paths. The training sessions included the following topics: science communication, grant writing, scientific writing and publishing, and career development.

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