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PFC-Project “Environment and Digitisation”: History and Future Plans

Considering the challenging steps of the European Green Deal and climate change mitigation and adaptation, the PFC-program has intensified its efforts to include the highly relevant topic of “twin transition” (green and digital transition) in the Viadrina agenda. With the university's network, external experts and professors from the multidisciplinary chairs, the PFC-program aims to foster the important Franco-German relationship in a European context on this topic. With the project "Environment and Digitization", the PFC-program and its partners offer the opportunity to develop scientific and academic answers to this highly relevant topic for the future of European society.

Call for Participation in this year's project

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You are enrolled in a BA or MA-programme at the Viadrina and would like to get in touch with experts and exchange ideas on philosophy, ethic questions and climate change? Then join this year's project of the Utopia Europe series! The project takes place in English and enables students from different universities to engage in intellectual exchange and critically examine the future of Europe. At the Viadrina university, the project is organised jointly with the University of Paris 1 and the Centre Marc Bloch. The project is structured around the following two phases: 1. philosophical reflection on the subject matter together with experts 2. presentation of the papers within the framework of the rhetoric competition held at the French Embassy.
Application Deadline: 06th May 2022
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History of the Project

The PFC-program offered a two-semester lasting student project with six participating master and PhD students from Viadrina, Paris 1 and CMB to compete at the Digital Utopia Prize of the French Embassy, the Institut français Berlin and the French-German University, who co-financed this project together with the Centre Marc Bloch. During the Winter semester 2020/21, the students organised two panel discussions with experts from industry, politics and academia and developed their own idea on how to tackle environmental and digital challenges so that society can benefit from this reflexion. They had the idea to connect these topics with the launch of an educational platform dealing with the challenges of the European Green Deal and the twin transition specifically. They made it until half finals. During the Summer semester 2021, the students were encouraged to conceptualise their proposal and wrote a position paper, which was published in September 2021 in the German Journal of Environmental Policy & Environmental Law  (ZfU). You find more information about the project history here.

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