The 2011 E-waste Summer School takes place from 11th September 2011 - 22nd September 2011 in Eindhoven, Antwerp and Davos.
The program consists of a mix of expert faculty lectures, panel discussions, student presentations, discussions, workshops, study tours and intensive group work.
The students will come from all continents to discuss the most pressing issues and recent findings pertaining to the management of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste)
More particularly, and following this year's theme (Closing resource loops - Complexities and solutions in managing e-waste), the students will explore the political, social, technological and economic complexities involved in e-waste management.
The students' group work will focus on one particular complexity issue, namely, on the necessity to optimize the recovery of critical minerals and metals from e-waste.
Again, as in 2009, this year's Summer School includes a participation in the World Resource Forum where the students will present the output of their group work to prominent stakeholders.