Acceptance into all COST ENERGIC training school and Vespucci Institutes is based on merit, and taking into account space limitations. 

APPLICATION FORM (please read the information below)


Week 1

To apply for the week on “VGI & Policy: managing, integrating and targeting crowdsourced information”, please upload a single pdf file containing a one-page position paper and a one-page CV as a single file by using the applications form.

The position paper can present a viewpoint on the topic, a summary of lessons learned on the relationship between VGI and policy issues, a new application idea, a description of a problem to be solved, or anything else that convinces the facilitators that you have something interesting to say to and learn from the other participants.


Important Dates:  

  • Position papers and CVs due: April 30th, 2016 May 25th, 2016 DEADLINE EXTENDED
  • Notification of acceptance: May 15th, 2016, May 30th, 2016 
  • Registration: May 31 to June 15, 2016
  • COST ENERGIC & Vespucci Institute July 11-15, 2016


Registration will open for all accepted participants on May 31.

Grants and fees:

IC1203 COST ENERGIC will award:

10 Grants of EUR 600 
5 Grants of EUR 300 

The Grants serve to cover travel and accomodation costs. Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided for free.

Selected Grantees will apply online on the e-cost webpage after receiving the official COST invitation by email.

COST Grants will be awarded to applicants from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom ,fYR Macedonia

No-Grantees participation fee: EUR 500


Week 2: 

To apply to participate in the Vespucci Institute “GEO-C MSCA Joint Doctorate: Sensors and Mobile Apps for Smart Cities” (5-9 September) please upload a single PDF document containing a brief CV summarizing your experience and also a brief statement about why you would like to participate and what ideas or perspectives you can offer to the group discussion. What problems do you think need to be addressed? What should be done but is not being done so far in this field? How can we innovate and not merely be trapped in current technology? No ideas are too crazy.

Like other Vespucci Institute weeks, this is an intense, group discussion-based week, not a traditional summer school where junior people sit and listen to senior people talk. Participants will be expected to work in small groups, discuss openly and express their opinions. The overall group size will be capped at 25 to maintain a small, close working atmosphere. The working language of the week is English.

Important Dates:  

  • Position papers due: July 01, 2016August 10, 2016 DEADLINE EXTENDED
  • Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2016 August 15, 2016
  • Vespucci Institute: September 5-9, 2016


The fee for participation in week 2 is 350 Euros, and includes tuition, lunches and coffee breaks, 2 group dinners, and access to a special rate at the Voramar hotel (breakfast included).

GEO-C doctoral researchers are eligible to participate at no extra cost.

Accepted participants will be sent payment details.



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