The Fellowship Programme seeks to promote trainees’ engagement in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. It has been specially conceived to ensure a participatory, interactive and experiential approach. The learning activities are designed to provide opportunities for debriefing through lecturer and peer-to-peer feedback, personal and group reflection and the application of newly developed ideas and skills.

The learning activities include:

  • Interactive lectures
  • Thematic Workshops
  • Simulation/Role Play Exercises
  • Study visits
  • Thematic Assessment Exercises

The active participation of the trainees is encouraged in many ways. Training materials are made available to participants in advance to the session, to facilitate participation in the interactive lectures; and participants are invited to act as rapporteurs for specific training sessions, with the short briefs becoming an integral part of the session’s report. Additionally, group works, with interactive exercises, are organized throughout the programme.

A practical assessment exercise, designed to evaluate the knowledge acquired during the programme, complements the learning activities of the Fellowship Programme. This exercise provides a genuine opportunity to participants to apply the newly acquired knowledge and skills.


Exchange of experiences

in MEAs implementation


The learning activities are conducted by international specialists. The faculty of the Programme is composed of university professors, experts of environmental convention secretariats, officers of international organizations, and NGO experts.

An advisory board, consisting of international environmental law experts, oversees the Programme’s academic and pedagogical aspects.

Discussion Group