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Research program

Collaborative scientific-technical research program that intends to develop innovative ideas and strategies to improve the municipality’s environmental and territorial management of Vitoria-Gasteiz. In May 2017 the first Research internship program was initiated with 7 lines of work: landscape, soils, green infrastructure, climate change, organica agriculture and environmental awareness. Since 2019 a second edition of the research program was launched thanks to bilateral agreements signed by the CEA and several basque research institutions to work on: phytoremediation, soil health, hidrogeology and environmental DNA. An agreement has recently been signed with BC3 to research on the relational values between human and nature, and another with the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Landscapes and Heritage to make progress on these issues in the rural environment of the municipality.

The headquarters are in the Farmhouse of Olarizu.

CEA Mintegiak seminars

CEA Mintegiak is a regular series of seminars aimed at all employees of the City Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz to disseminate internally the information generated by the CEA and collaborators through research projects, assignments or work programmes that are being finalized and whose results may be of general interest. Links to the documentation generated can be found on its website (in Spanish).

Employment plans

Social and labor integration programs. Developed in collaboration with the Sustainable Economic Development and Employment Departament this are anual or semester plan to incoporate people with low employability profile or under the risk of social exclusion. Casa de la Dehesa de Olarizu is the working and teaching center for teams of workers and supervisors that will implement the works in the municipal territory. Two coordinators will supervise the field works on site, as well as the personal social integration evolution. Several social and technical learning activities take place in the program throughout the year.

Workshops & Courses

Training activities related to CEA research lines, which serve indeed as informative tools about new trends in each field of knowledge. Among them are included dissemination lectures, workshops and summer courses open to the public and of different timing.

Check here training activities schedule.

Blog posting and social networks

Interactive spaces to spread news about CEA activities or news relacionated with the studied issues, and also to serve as informative and participative tools with which Internship’s research breakthroughs and discussion of different environmental issues are presented.

> The blog

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