First call for COST short term scientific missions
By linking and creating synergy between social and environmental research, GreenInUrbs takes a novel and interdisciplinary approach with the aims of: increasing knowledge from a scientific and socioeconomic perspective; identifying priorities and challenges for future research; providing indicators and/or thresholds to be included by policy makers at local, national and international level; and developing guidelines for green infrastructure planners and managers ‘on how to integrate and maximise the environmental and social services of urban forest and trees’.
STSMs are pivotal for the action to achieve these targets. They are targeted to support early-career scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST country in order to learn from or collaborate on innovative concepts and methodologies.
Applicants are commonly post-graduate students or postdoctoral fellows employed at an institution in a COST country having accepted the memorandum of understanding here.
GreenInUrbs activities are structured into four working groups: ‘environmental services of green infrastructure and urban forest and implications of climate change’; social/cultural services of green infrastructure and urban forest; governance of urban forest in a green infrastructure approach; integration and dissemination of the role of urban forest for green infrastructure to stakeholders. Applications should relate to the working groups’ focus areas. Applications can only be submitted by using the on-line registration tool here.