During the annual Summer School, doctoral candidates will follow a specific common training program to address these main points. Active pedagogy will be developed and candidates will work in small groups (from 2 to 5 people) on mini-projects, case studies, working groups, simulated situations, workshops, and so on. Candidates will also use their own research challenges to feed the activities. Professionals from the partners' institutions and companies and more advanced candidates will run the groups. Hence a "cohort" spirit will be developed among the candidates.
The annual Summer School will also bring together all the stakeholders of the program, including Coordination Office, Supervisors, Doctoral Candidates, Industrial Partners, the T.I.M.E. Association and EU representatives. It will be organised each year by a different partner.
The first CLEAN-Gas summer school was held in June 2016 in Bensheim, Germany, and was organised by our academic partner T.U.Da. The ESRs attended the school together with external PhD students, being the summer school also open to other participants. However, in addition to the lectures, a two-day seminar on softskills was offered to the project’s PhD students in Darmstadt. The last day of the school, we organised a meeting with all the CLEAN-Gas partners and the ESRs, where the students presented their work and the Key groups met to discuss the progress of the project and to plan the next steps.
The next summer school will be held in Brussels, Belgium, from 26 to 30 June 2017, and will be organised by our partner ULB. The invited lecturers are experts on the field of Combustion and Fluid dynamics, they have accepted to participate in the school and a draft of the agenda is already available.