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  • Greifswald International Students Festival: A hermit crab in a beer can - on ocean pollution
    not only big damages of oil tanks from which we find out through the media have serious consequences for the ecosystem Especially routes of transportation which are less present in the media add considerably to the pollution of the ocean A middle size transport ship with a full load consumes 300 tonne of fuel oil per diem A study of the International Shipping Organization estimates that in year 2007 about 213 million tonne of fuel oil used by the international navy that s 600 000 tonne per diem What reasons justify the use of a highly toxic waste product of the processing of crude oil and what consequences will bring that with Everything what we are throwing away today will be in the ocean sometimes The extensive use of chemical fertilizer in the agriculture will lead over the rivers back to the oceans too The outcomes of this are hyperacidity and decreasing oxygen content This often leads to so called algal bloom cyanobacterium what is unfortunately seen in the Baltic Sea repeatedly in the last years and the increase is observable Participants should debate how we could optimise our trade Furthermore the workshop will highlight how the pollution of the ocean affects the food grade and drinking water quality For example drugs or industrial waste reach over the wastewater back to the ocean and in order of that in our food chain from plankton over the tuna to the human In addition to the theoretical exchange and expansion of knowledge in the workshop the focus is also the praxis Greifswald as the venue offers a lot of opportunities to witness the consequences of pollution of the sea and beach on the spot and to compare to own experiences as well as developing methods of resolutions GrIStuF Aktuell GrIStuF 2016 Application

    Original URL path: http://www.students-festival.de/english/festival/workshops/a-hermit-crab-in-a-beer-can-on-ocean-pollution/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Greifswald International Students Festival: sEa:Motion
    suitable for our medial project In the context of the workshop the participants realize a documentary Firstly the participants will get an introduction concerning technique script and stylistic devices For realizing the movie we will discuss certain questions with residents of the region What associations pop up related with the ocean What role does the ocean play in the every day life Does the ocean influence us Also views of life from the fields of politics economy and environment will be found out and presented In the dialog with citizens of Greifswald the participants are able to bring in their own experiences and perceptions and can compare them with the local population A platform for international exchange will be developed The finished documentary will be accessible for all participants and shown at the end of the festival GrIStuF Aktuell GrIStuF 2016 Application The application period for the upcoming festival is over Unfortunately we can not consider any late applications We are happy about the huge interest and will send out the official invitations to our 150 chosen participants in March Die Online Anmeldung für das GrIStuF 2016 ist seit dem 15 Januar beendet Die Zusagen werden im März versendet GrIStuF

    Original URL path: http://www.students-festival.de/english/festival/workshops/seamotion/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Greifswald International Students Festival: Ocean's Economy
    their maritime spheres of interest fish for consumers in Europe is being caught in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast and in the Pacific Refrigerated it can be brought to any location in the world The oceans annual economic performance is estimated at around 2 5 trillion dollars our present economic system is dependent on the sea One aspect of the workshop will thus be looking at the main arteries of international trade for instance the Suez Canal Closely related to maritime trade was and still is the phenomenon of piracy The European naval operation Atalanta in the Indian Ocean shows how governmental organisations are involved in the protection of world trade As an important economic factor the sea also appears in the field of tourism Furthermore there is an increased focus of economic interests in the Arctic As a result of global warming the Northeast Passage could be one of the world s major trade routes in the future In the workshop we will compare the impact of regional actors with multi national active corporations and governmental organisations with the help of selected case studies The consequences of the European developmental and economic policies are critically examined in order to develop approaches to strengthen maritime regions outside Europe We also ask who does the sea actually belong to and how can sustainable management maintain the resources of the oceans for future generations We will discuss current examples and compare participants experiences GrIStuF Aktuell GrIStuF 2016 Application The application period for the upcoming festival is over Unfortunately we can not consider any late applications We are happy about the huge interest and will send out the official invitations to our 150 chosen participants in March Die Online Anmeldung für das GrIStuF 2016 ist seit dem 15 Januar beendet Die

    Original URL path: http://www.students-festival.de/english/festival/workshops/oceans-economy/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Greifswald International Students Festival: Islands in History, Present and Future
    of view Nowadays the study of islands and maritime spaces in cultural studies can be understood as an element of the spatial turn The workshop will thus be able to introduce a wide range of principles theories and methods from the fields of science and social studies In addition islands are often connected to economic and political issues Trade and explorative voyages since the late Middle Ages would have been unthinkable without islands as strategic bases and supply points Many sometimes very small islands can and could again be the focus of historical processes As part of the workshop the islands of Rügen and Usedom can be visited in the vicinity of Greifswald Both are regional destinations for German and foreign tourists Rügen is also a member of the B7 initiative in which the administrations and governments of the seven largest Baltic Sea Islands have joined forces to strengthen their economic and political position A visit to the representative of this body will lead participants through an example of regional cooperation between islands The workshop will therefore ask the following questions What are the characteristics of islands in the past present and future Which islands are in focus today and how are they related to political economic or social problems of the 21st century What consequences does a maritime oriented approach have on intergovernmental interactions and cooperation in the 21st century Islands are often characterised by resource scarcity What can be learned from island societies in terms of dealing with limited resources What similarities and differences in the perception of islands can participants identify with respect to their own cultural background How does cross regional cooperation and development operate across the border of the sea To what extent may islands act as places of social utopias GrIStuF Aktuell GrIStuF 2016

    Original URL path: http://www.students-festival.de/english/festival/workshops/islands-in-history-present-and-future/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Greifswald International Students Festival: Cultural Perspectives
    diverse sentiments The international participants will bring their personal impressions and associations of the sea to Greifswald and compare them with each other It will be interesting to explore the different cultural perspectives of the sea For some it may be a threat for others an everyday necessity Is there tension between the sea as a place of recovery and workspace In the discussion with the group the question will be answered on how different cultural perspectives develop and to what extent factors such as the media or education shape or dominate our picture of the sea What role does the history of a particular culture play And how does our attitude towards the sea influence our behaviour Out of sight out of mind GrIStuF Aktuell GrIStuF 2016 Application The application period for the upcoming festival is over Unfortunately we can not consider any late applications We are happy about the huge interest and will send out the official invitations to our 150 chosen participants in March Die Online Anmeldung für das GrIStuF 2016 ist seit dem 15 Januar beendet Die Zusagen werden im März versendet GrIStuF kennenlernen Herzliche Einladung Wir treffen uns immer mittwochs ab 20h in unserem Büro

    Original URL path: http://www.students-festival.de/english/festival/workshops/cultural-perspectives/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Greifswald International Students Festival: 50 years from now - Underwater Utopia
    look The workshop looks at approaches on the topics of energy tourism and marine pollution and takes them further The participants should imagine how life will change for humans and other living creatures Scenarios will be examined that start with the problems of pollution and climate change and lead up to the development of new habitat in the ocean Will underwater world utopias like Atlantis remain pure fantasy if the rising sea level occupies more and more land Participants in the workshops will discuss if and how these habitats can be developed and what consequences for humans arise with them Furthermore the workshop deals with the question of the spheres of interest that arise with melting polar caps Who for example will the soon accessible mineral resources in the Arctic belong to What ways of energy supply nutrition and holiday destinations may arise GrIStuF Aktuell GrIStuF 2016 Application The application period for the upcoming festival is over Unfortunately we can not consider any late applications We are happy about the huge interest and will send out the official invitations to our 150 chosen participants in March Die Online Anmeldung für das GrIStuF 2016 ist seit dem 15 Januar beendet Die

    Original URL path: http://www.students-festival.de/english/festival/workshops/50-years-from-now-underwater-utopia/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Greifswald International Students Festival: Safe Harbour Europe?
    the media bother us and we see the refugees hardship and fate during their difficult voyages Against the backdrop of the current refugee situation between Europe Africa and the Middle East the most important factors on migration over the sea are looked at in the workshop The refugee situation between Asia and Oceania will be the subject of discussion too The international participants will present their knowledge on current problems and expand it together We will investigate and discuss different reasons for seeking asylum consequences of this decision current refugee movements and political and cultural aspects of the destination countries Furthermore the rights of refugees and the repercussions of failed attempt of migration will be illuminated What role does Fortress Europe play in the question What can individuals do Lastly we shall also ask the question for whom migration serves as a lucrative business GrIStuF Aktuell GrIStuF 2016 Application The application period for the upcoming festival is over Unfortunately we can not consider any late applications We are happy about the huge interest and will send out the official invitations to our 150 chosen participants in March Die Online Anmeldung für das GrIStuF 2016 ist seit dem 15 Januar beendet

    Original URL path: http://www.students-festival.de/english/festival/workshops/safe-harbour-europe/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Greifswald International Students Festival: Theme
    our consumption are also considered For example through a mentality of the cheaper the better we foster inhumane health threatening or even life endangering working conditions in the producing countries But are we Europeans really willing to accept this for the sake of material wealth Why do we so often act against the generally accepted moral values Is it because the consequences don t affect us any further Next to the exploration of the present consumption situation and the experiences of life of the participants above all we want to discuss possible attempts towards a solution What influence can we as consumers produce by our daily choices of purchase and how can a socially and ecologically more sustainable way of economic activity be ecouraged by this Positive developments can already be seen for example in the steadily rising shares of ecologically produced goods and fair trade distributions Also concepts like food production in muncipal communal gardens lead to a more sustainable lifestyle through local production Furthermore we want to take a look at the European economy which at the moment is suffering from a severly distinct crisis Especially the high rates of unemployment among youth in wide parts of Southern Europe and a strategy for fighting it pose an enormous pan European challenge Are economical growth and global trade the only solutions to meet this problem Especially the theme of constant growth is discussed controversially Is unlimited growth even possible And what price would we have to pay among others concerning the exploitation of the environment Surely at this point a discussion of the established economic system will not stay out Which strenghths does it have despite all the present problems and where are certain corrections possibly needed How could a more equal distribution of employment income and goods be

    Original URL path: http://www.students-festival.de/english/festival/festival-2014/theme/ (2016-04-24)
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