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Call for Applications – Intrepid Barcelona Training School

Barcelona Training School

on inter and transdisciplinary urban research

Call for Applications is now open!!

1st Intrepid Training School will take place in
Barcelona from 13-16 February 2017. The Training School 
will provide methodological foundations and experience in designing and implementing inter and transdisciplinary urban research.

The Training School is organised around a common framework of sustainable urban research and problem solving based on the interplay of the following five key competences:  System thinking competence, anticipatory competence, normative competence, strategic competence and interpersonal competence.

Participants will learn how to
organise, moderate and follow-up an inter-transdisciplinary research process, focusing on urban challenges and climate change.

In order to support trainees in the development of research methodologies, workshop sessions will be organised around case studies submitted by participants.  After the workshop trainees will be asked to rethink their research ideas.

Barcelona Training School will be linked to the Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona (
CCCB) events focusing on Climate Change.  Thus, the training school will also address questions as:

– How academic institutions translate to the citizens the need for behavioural change regarding to Climate Change? -communication/educational challenge.

– How scientific research is influenced by social values and preferences and is able to integrate citizens' knowledge? -knowledge creation challenge.

– How cultural institutions could contribute towards the process of involving citizens and scientists, as well as practitioners and politicians, in co-creation processes related to both knowledge and political action?  -political challenge.

Barcelona Training School on inter and transdisciplinary urban research is one of the main activities carried out under Intrepid COST Action ( Based on the assumption that
Interdisciplinary research and collaboration are recognized as a precondition to solve the problems and Grand Societal Challenges confronting societies and the planet today.

Full details of the technical programme and speakers are available on the Intrepid COST action website,


Who should attend?

The Training School is aimed at postdoc researchers, university teachers from different disciplinary backgrounds and urban planning practitioners interested in the process and methods of Inter/Transdisciplinary urban research.


How to apply?

1- Fill in letter of motivation form

2- Write an Executive summary (maximum 3000 words) of a case study you have participated in related to the topics of Barcelona Training School. Please see programme. 

3- Scan your highest educational degree

4- Send all documentation to  by
28th November 2016, e-mail subject:
Application to BCN_TS

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