The University Toulouse Jean Jaurès (UT2J) continues its commitment to the European EARTH project.

The University Toulouse Jean Jaurès (UT2J) continues, for the second consecutive year, its commitment to the European EARTH project through the involvement of 6 teachers-researchers from the Department of Geography, Planning, Environment and Ensfea (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Formation de l’Enseignement Agricole).

The third international online course (OIC 3) organized by UT2J in conjunction with the Ariège University Center will welcome about 30 students (10 students from the UT2J, and around twenty students from partner universities) from February 8 to 24, 2021. The theme of the course will be: Rural-urban relations, biodiversity and rural territorial development policies. The main objective of the OIC 3 is to study the relationship between biodiversity protection and development of rural territories, by analyzing the consideration of the demands of international institutions in national public policies, the implications at the local level within rural territories, the representations of nature from the rural and urban world.
The webinar on Monday, February 8 opens the theme with a presentation of 6 international researchers and experts of the EARTH consortium.
The course proposed from February 9 will be structured around 6 main themes and is composed of theoretical sessions with teacher-researchers and spaces for debate and reflection with professional stakeholders and experts. Each group of students (one per theme) will carry out fieldwork allowing students to conduct interviews around a case study, to analyze materials and research data collected, and to report the results to the academic community and invited local stakeholders.