Two  workshops will be held on 4th June: a technical workshop with the title of “Effective writing for international peer-reviewed journals” and a technical workshop on preparing proposals for LIFE+ and INTERREG. Both events are optional and require extra fees. Therefore the participants willing to join those events should choose those options during the registration. Please click links below to find more information on the workshops of the conference.

For many researchers from more traditional scientific cultures, writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed international journals remains challenging. In this workshop you will learn that writing successful manuscripts (in the sense that they are accepted in the intended journal and get many citations) has nothing to do with witchcraft, but a lot with techniques – which can be learned.

The workshop will introduce you to the IMRaD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) structure of standard research papers and showcase the key aspects that make up good Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion sections. You will learn how to optimize the presentation of results through a wise combination of figures, tables, appendices and text. We will deal with formal aspects of citing and listing references. You will also learn how to write an effective Abstract and how cleverly selected titles and keywords can contribute to the success of your article. As the majority of participants likely will not have English as their mother tongue, we will also briefly address the appropriate style when writing a scientific article in English.

If time allows, there is the option to provide some insights into the peer-review process, the meanings of bibliometric indices or how to find appropriate journals for manuscripts. The course will consist of lectures, interactive and practical parts. The program is flexible and can be adjusted spontaneously to the needs and wishes of participants. In addition to the three-hour class, the lecturer is also available for individual coaching of participants in the afternoon on the basis of concrete writing problems and manuscript drafts they bring with them. If you are interested in this, please indicate this with your registration, including a short summary of the problem you have/support you wish.


Jürgen Dengler is Professor of Vegetation Ecology at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Switzerland and co-founder of EDGG. He is chief editor of Phytocoenologia, member of the editorial boards of Applied Vegetation Science and Tuexenia and has led the guest editor teams of about 20 Special Issues/Special Features in various international journals (Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment; Journal of Vegetation Science; Biodiversity and Conservation;…). He authored 250 scientific publications, including 73 papers in the Web of Science, and has extensive experience in teaching the art of scientific writing.

In order to facilitate the work of the participants in establishing new connections and potential cooperation projects the workshop will introduce some funding possibilities, with special reference to the EU but with the possibility of involving other countries. The workshop will focus on LIFE+ and INTERREG programmes.

The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. The ‘Environment’ strand of the new programme covers three priority areas: environment and resource efficiency, nature and biodiversity and environmental governance and information. The ‘Climate Action’ strand covers climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; and climate governance and information.  

Interreg Europe helps regional and local governments across Europe to develop and deliver better policy. By creating an environment and opportunities for sharing solutions, Interreg Europe aims to ensure that government investment, innovation and implementation efforts all lead to integrated and sustainable impact for people and place. The programme supports actions in four different thematic categories: 1) Research, technological development and innovation 2) Competitiveness of SMEs 3) Low-carbon economy 4) Environment and resource efficiency and all the actions financed by Interreg Europe have the objective of promoting a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Proposal preparation will be explained and practical examples of successful proposals will be described.


Tutors are from PROGEU - Progress in European Union.

Mattia Angelini - Master’s Degree in Political Science obtained from “Sapienza University of Rome”. Junior Project Manager since June 2017 at PROGEU - Progress in European Union. He is responsible for the digital communication area and for the evaluation and the development of project proposals for public bodies, SMEs and NGOs.

Lorenzo Carrozza - is an environmental policy expert and consultant. He graduated from “Sapienza University of Rome” in “Innovation and Development”. Since 2013, he is policy consultant for the Environment Commission of the Italian Parliament. He collaborates with several authorities, NGOs and private sector for the implementation of projects supported by the European Commission. He also runs courses on Development Cooperation, Climate Change and Environmental Studies.

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