Previous courses

UEF-UN Environment Cooperation

May 2003
Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Dr. Perttu Vartiainen, Rector of the University of Eastern Finland sign an agreement of cooperation designating the former University of Joensuu a UNEP Partner University.
   
Aug/Sep 2004
First Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy is held in Joensuu 
 
Jan 2010
University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio (Finland) merge and form the University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
   
Aug 2010
UNEP and UEF renew their agreement by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
 
Aug 2013
The Course celebrates its tenth anniversary
 
The Course is usually arranged during June - November, and the duration of the Course is two weeks. In addition to the general international environmental law-making, each course has had a special theme.  
 

Courses

20 August to 30 August 2018 Joensuu, Finland
Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (The Environment and Human Rights)


The Fifteenth Course was held in August, 20.-30.8.2018 at the the University of Eastern Finalnd, Joensuu campus, Finland. There were 33 participants from 29 countries attending the course as well as lecturers and resource persons around the world. The total amount of applications to the course was 250.

Special theme: The Environment and Human Rights

You can download the agenda of the 2018 from here:
Agenda 2018

9 October to 19 October 2017 Chambéry, France and Geneve, Switzerland

Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Trade and Environment)

The Fourteenth Course was held in October, 9.-19.10.2017 at the the Château des Comtes de Challes, Chambéry, France and at the International Environment House, Geneva, Switzerland. There were 25 participants from 23 countries attending the course as well as lecturers and resource persons around the world. The total amount of applications to the course was 500.

Special theme: Trade and Environment

You can download the agenda of the 2017 from here:

Agenda 2017

21 November to 1 December 2016 University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus, Joensuu, Finland

Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Effectiveness of Multilateral Environmental Agreements)

The Thirteenth Course was held in November - December, 21.11.-1.12.2016 at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, Joensuu, Finland. There were 29 participants from 24 countries attending the course as well as lecturers and resource persons around the world. The total amount of applications to the course was 230.

Special theme: Effectiveness of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

You can download the agenda of the 2016 from here:

Agenda 2016

2 to 12 November 2015 Nordic Centre Fudan University, in cooperation of Fudan University Law School and UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development / Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Climate Change)


The Twelfth Course was held in November 2-12 at the Nordic Centre Fudan University, Shanghai, China. The course was hosted by Fudan Nordic Centre in cooperation with Fudan University Law School and UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development,

There were 22 participants from 22 countries attending the course, as well as lecturers and resource persons around the world. The total amount of applications to the course was over 270.

Special theme: Climate Change

You can download the agenda of the 2015 from here:

Agenda 2015

20 to 30 October 2014 University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, Joensuu, Finland
Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Environmental Security)

The Eleventh Course was held in October, 20.10. - 30.10.2014 at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, Joensuu, Finland. There were 31 participants from 23 countries attending the course, as well as lecturers and resource persons around the world. The total amount of applications to the course was over 190.

Special theme: Environmental Security

You can download the agenda of the 2014 from here:

4 to 16 August 2013 University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, Joensuu, Finland
Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Natural Resources)

 

The Tenth Anniversary Course was held in August, 4.8. - 16.8.2013 at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, Joensuu, Finland. There were 22 participants as well as 7 alumni participants from 22 countries attending the course, as well as lecturers and resource persons around the world. The total amount of applications to the course was around 80.

Special theme: Natural Resources

You can download the agenda of the 2013 from here:

 

19 to 31 August 2012 Grenada Grand Beach resort, St. George's, Grenada
Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Ocean Governance)

 

The Ninth Annual Course was held in August, 19.8. - 31.8.2012 at the Grenada Grand Beach resort, St. George's, Grenada. There were 25 participants from 17 countries attending the course, as well as lecturers and resource persons around the world. The total amount of applications to the course was around 160.

Special theme: Ocean Governance

You can download the agenda of the 2012 from here:

4 to 16 September 2011 Bangkok, Thailand
Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Synergies among the biodiversity-related conventions)

 

The Eighth Annual Course was held in September, 4.9. - 16.9.2011 at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. There were 32 participants from 26 countries attending the course, as well as lecturers and resource persons around the world. The total amount of applications to the course was around 250.

Special theme: Synergies among the biodiversity-related conventions

You can download the agenda of the 2011 from here:

Agenda 2011

15 to 27 August 2010, Joensuu, Finland
Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Climate Change)

 

The Seventh Annual Course was held in August, 15.8. - 27.8.2010 at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus, Finland. There were 32 participants from 22 countries attending the course, as well as lecturers and resource persons around the world. The total amount of applications to the course was around 250.

Special theme: Climate Change

You can download the agenda of the 2010 Course from here:

28 June to 10 July 2009, UNEP Headquarters and Naivasha, Kenya
Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy (Environmental Governance)

 

The Sixth Annual Course was held in June/July 2009 28.6. - 10.7.2009 at the UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi and Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, Kenya. There were 28 participants from 22 countries attending the course, as well as lecturers and resource persons around the world. The total amount of applications to the course was around 150.

Special theme: Environmental Governance

You can download the agenda for the 2009 Course from here:

29 of June to 11 July 2008, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy (Oceans)

 

The Fifth Annual Course was held in June/July 2008 (29.6 - 11.7.2008) at the at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa. There were 32 participants from 25 countries. The participants were selected from total amount of 100 applicants from 47 countries.

Special theme: Oceans

You can download the agenda of the 2008 Course from here:

12 to 24 August 2007, Joensuu, Finland
Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy (Chemicals)

 

The Fourth Annual Course was held in August 2007 (12. - 24.8.2007) at the University of Joensuu, in Finland. There were 37 participants from 26 countries. The participants were selected from total amount of 97 applicants from 48 countries.

Special theme: Chemicals

You can download the agenda of the 2007 Course from here:

Agenda 2007

26 June and 7 July 2006 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy (Biodiversity)

 

The Third Annual Course was held in June/July 2006 (26.6. - 7.7.2006) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa. There were 32 participants from 27 countries. The participants were selected from total amount of 188 applicants from 57 countries.
 

Special theme: Biodiversity

You can download the agenda of the 2006 Course from here:

14 and 26 August 2005, Joensuu, Finland
Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy (Forests)

 

The Second Annual Course was held in August 2005 (14. - 26.8.2005) at the University of Joensuu. There were 47 participants selected from 210 applications from 81 countries for the course of 2005.

Special theme: Forests

You can download the agenda of the 2005 from here:

22 August to 3 September 2004, Joensuu, Finland
Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy (Waters)

 

The First Annual Course was held in August/September 2004 (22.8. - 3.9.2004) at the University of Joensuu. There were 36 participants from 28 countries. The participants were selected from total amount of 165 applicants from 64 countries.

Special theme: Waters

You can download the agenda of the 2004 from here: