The Research Unit Mobility and International Cooperation aims to close the implementation gap between applied research and policy action to foster sustainable urban development and mobility in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. The main thematic focus of the Research Unit lies on low-carbon mobility pathways, in particular in urban areas. A major aspect of the Research Unit's work is the assessment of policy and governance processes and institutions in Europe and in developing and emerging economies. Currently, we conduct a research project called "Urban Environmental Protection in an International Context: Current State and Outlook". In this context, we have an opportunity for a short study to support our research.
The assignment will consist of two tasks.
The aim of this task is to find out about general challenges of environmental protection in Russia, which occur in the context of city development; and how these are prioritised on the national level. The identified issues of environmental protection shall be assigned to policy fields and their relevance for the responsible government departments and agencies shall be assessed.
The product should be a matrix/overview of relevant topics and priorities, including a justification and assessment of the analyses. In addition, an organisational chart with responsibilities in the Russian multi-level system should be created, as well as information on the political relevance of the specific topics.
Deadline: 1 February 2018
The second task is to analyse the policy documents of a Russian city as a case study. The selection will be done in close cooperation with the Research Unit. The policy documents to be analysed shall be urban development plans, master plans as well as concrete instruments and measures. The idea for this in-depth analysis is to get an understanding of the effectiveness of the plans, instruments and measures to resolve the city's challenges to protect the environment.
Deadline: 28 February 2019
To apply for this opportunity, please send your application, including a technical and a financial offer, by e-mail to Dr. Frederic Rudolph by 2 January 2018. The technical offer shall have a special emphasis on the methods which will be applied to successfully accomplish the tasks. If your application is successful, then the assignment will start on 10 January 2018. The maximum available budget for this opportunity is 8,000 Euros.