ENGAGE.EU Expedition at UNWE in SOFIA

Published: 31st August 2023 Last updated: 31st August 2023

ENGAGE.EU Expedition at UNWE in SOFIA
Theme: Sustainable cities
15-20 October 2023
Deadline for application September 6, 2023

In October, our Bulgarian partner UNWE (University of National and World Economy) organizes a new and inspiring Expedition. In this Expedition, students from within the ENGAGE Alliance join forces to address challenges addressing issues regarding the theme Sustainable cities. 

Participate in the Challenge and gain insights

The challenge owners for ENGAGE.EU Expedition @UNWE are the Sofia municipality and the National Association of the Municipalities in Republic of Bulgaria (NAMRB). Sofia is the capital and the largest city of Bulgaria. It is the home of the executive, legislative and judiciary bodies of the country. Sofia generates approximately 30% of the national GDP and hosts around 1.5 million tourists per year including digital nomads. NAMRB (est. 1996) is an association of all Bulgarian municipalities that represents voice of local authorities in front of the central government and support them in executing their powers. 

Students, as part of a diverse and international team, will develop an understanding of the challenge by connecting with local stakeholders. They will gain insight on how local stakeholders have addressed the challenge so far and will integrate their knowledge into the process of developing solutions to the challenges. Students will also move beyond the walls of the classroom by going to field visits and interacting with experts and practitioners to understand the challenge from a practical perspective. In addition to specialist knowledge, students will develop numerous other skills such as research, cooperation, dealing with uncertainty, solution-oriented thinking, organisation and communication.  

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Practical information

The ENGAGE.EU Expedition@UNWE edition is targeted at bachelor’s and master’s students. Students of any citizenship and any field of study who are enrolled as of October 2023 in an ENGAGE.EU partner university are welcome to apply. 

More information on the Expedition  

There are small scholarships available for selected students. 

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