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Europe’s ecosystem research network


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The ALTER-Net Summer School

"A network for life"

Challenge your knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services


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Coming soon: 14th ALTER-Net Summer School

21 - 31 August 2019
Peyresq, Haute-de-Provence, France
Fee: €850 (to be confirmed)

Next application period: March-April 2019


The ALTER-Net Summer Schools provide an innovative atmosphere for thinking about and resolving sustainability challenges, and promote interdisciplinary approaches.

Applications to our 14th annual Summer School will open soon. The Summer School is a unique opportunity for an intensive course on the science, policy and practice of European biodiversity and ecosystem services in the beautiful surroundings of Peyresq, in South-Eastern France.

Detailed nformation about the 2019 Summer School will provided in this section of the website soon, including how to apply for a place.

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What people have said about past Summer Schools


"I went to the Summer School with many questions in my head, but came back with even more... but also with a lot of new friends!"
- Monika Suškevičs, student in 2014

"...a unique opportunity for young European researchers to come together, to focus on interdisciplinary issues and to develop personal networks..."
- Karl Baadsvik, past Summer School organiser

"A modern-day School of Aristotle, where lecturers learn as much as students - if not more"
- Summer School tutor

"The Summer School provided me a great opportunity for generating and exchanging ideas"
- Monika Suškevičs, student in 2014

"I have a clearer idea of what I might want to do after my PhD"
- A past student

"The Summer School exceeded my expectations on course content, practical work, hospitality and social occasions"
- A past student

"It was awesome!"
- A past student



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