september, 2017

01sepAll Day03Event OverFSLCI @ LCM 2017 | The 6th International Summer School on Life Cycle Approaches for Sustainable Regional Development“The life cycle tool box for regions” Region:EuropeType:FSLCI Event,Summer School


FSLCI & LCASRDinf[email protected] Charlottenstraße 2, 10969 Berlin


september 1 (Friday) - 3 (Sunday)


Maison du Savoir, Université de Luxembourg

2, Avenue de l’Université L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxemburg

Event Details


Sustainability objectives are more likely to be achieved if regional administrations adopt a longer-term, holistic, life cycle approach to development decision-making.

The sixth Life Cycle Summer School is an opportunity for professionals and regional managers to become familiar with expanded LCA approaches to sustainable development at regional level.  The objective is to encourage a greater degree of life cycle thinking by influential social partners who wish to enhance the effectiveness of their sustainability programmes, and who have not so far employed these techniques extensively.  The Summer School is aimed at administrators in regional institutions, academics, and consultants as well as industry managers and associations and other partners that have an interest in promoting regional sustainability

The Summer School aims to develop familiarity with, and insights into, life cycle management approaches that can contribute to regional sustainability.  It expands the managerial toolbox currently employed for the promotion of, for example, circular economy, maintaining a vibrant SME industrial sector, developing local resource-based economies, and in gaining a better understanding of waste and pollution challenges in regional communities. Life cycle approaches can also assist in enhancing landscape and natural resource management.

The Summer School is based on a recent book Life cycle approaches to sustainable regional development (2017)”.  A number of the summer school lecturers are authors of important chapters in this publication.

This 2017 edition of the summer school will explore selected topics such as expanded LCA approaches for mapping regional materials flows, use of LCA for mobility policy, life cycle techniques for landscape and land-use, as well as building a LCM toolbox for SMEs.  Through lectures and workshops, these instruments will be examined for their role in strengthening regional programmes in circular economy, in industrial innovation and in building a bio-economy.  Mature students enrolled in the course will be encouraged to share their experience in these subjects.

For those wishing to update their knowledge on basic LCA, we will offer an introductory webinar ahead of the Summer School.

This year’s Summer School is linked with the International Conference on Life Cycle Management 2017, in Luxembourg which takes place from 3-6 September 2017. Applicants to the Summer School may wish to continue their exposure to LCM by participating also in this conference.


Purpose – improve the practical use of life cycle approaches that can lead to a higher level of sustainable development at regional level.

Objective – enhance participants’ knowledge of, and ability to apply, available life cycle tools, and their application to regional sustainability planning.


The Summer School is funded through students’ fees.  Lecturers and organisers are giving their time free of charge.  Fees are being kept to a minimum, covering essential meeting costs, course materials, lunches and coffee breaks, and expenses for selected international experts.  Students pay their own travel to Luxembourg, budget accommodation, and meals (other than lunches).

We would like to highlight that  all candidates are responsible for their own travel arrangements and insurance while in Luxembourg.  Candidates from outside the EU are also responsible for their own visa (if applicable).  

  • The full registration fee is 380 € for the 3-day Summer School.
  • FSLCI members are eligible for a 30 € rebate on the registration fee!

Please note: The Summer School is limited to 20 students and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Currently 5 places are still available. To apply for participation, please fill out the following form and indicate your participation interest below:


This summer school, the sixth in the series, is co-organized by the FSLCI and the LCASRD Group, a group of individuals who came together in 2011 to run the first series of such events in Lecce, Italy, and subsequently enlisted further experts to enable the publication of the book Life cycle approaches to sustainable regional development (2017).  The group brings together individuals and organisations as partners to promote life cycle approaches for regions.

The University of Salento initiated the Summer School series in 2011 and remains an important partner to its conduct also in other locations. The summer school in 2015 was held in the context of the LCM 2015 and with the support of the Université de Bordeaux and the FSLCI.








This year’s Summer School is linked with an event on sustainability and life cycle thinking , in Messina (Italy) 3-7 July 2017, and with the International Conference on Life Cycle Management 2017, in Luxembourg 3-6 September 2017:






Important contributions are also coming from :

  • cd2e , France
  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, FRG
  • University of Ghent, Belgium
  • Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

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380€ Regular, 30€ Discount for FSLCI Members


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