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Greece 2020

3rd SARCOS Training School

 Advanced solutions for the external repair of concrete 

Thessaloniki (Greece), 20th - 22nd January 2020

 

On behalf of the MC of the SARCOS (CA 15202) COST Action, we are pleased to announce the Training School entitled "Advanced solutions for the external repair of concrete". It will take place in Thessaloniki (Greece), from 20th to 22nd of January 2020, and will be organized by Prof. Maria Stefanidou and her group in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

The need to repair concrete structure is intense as basic infrastructure is rather old (more than 50 years) and also most of the urban structures were built in 60s and 70s. The solutions and techniques used in repair works are closely related to the available technology. This training school intents to give to PhD students that study concrete repair, knowledge on new materials and techniques used for external repair of concrete. Engineers of practice as well as academics and scientists from different disciplines will present solutions on pathology of concrete in existing structures. The trainees will have the experience to apply in field and in laboratory materials and techniques, as a major part of the program will be practical sessions. The aim is to give students advanced knowledge on new technologies for concrete repair.

Program

The preliminary program is as follows:

Day 1: Welcome reception, presentation of the participants, Introduction to concrete repair, visit a site
Day 2: Morning Lectures, laboratory work in the afternoon
Day 3: Morning lectures, laboratory work and site 

Application

For registration, please send Maria Stefanidou (stefan@civil.auth.gr) the following documents, before 15/10/2019:

•  Application  form (please use the provided template and type or use capital letters). 
•  Motivation letter (1 page max) for participating in the training school indicating the academic/professional status of the applicant.
•  Short Curriculum Vitae (2 pag. max) in the area.

Important dates

Training school: January 20th-22nd2020

Deadline for Applications: October 15th2019

Venue

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Grants for attending the Training School

The SARCOS (CA 15202) COST Action will offer a fixed grant (amount still to be confirmed) to trainees coming from COST countries and Near Neighbour Countries (please check the eligibility conditions in the COST Vademecum, downloadable from the right menu of the COST website (https://www.cost.eu/cost-actions/cost-actions-networking-tools/)). These grants are a contribution to travel, accommodation and meals expenses of trainees during their attendance to the course, but they will not necessarily cover the totality of the expenses, and in any case will cover the registration fee, if any.

The grants will be given in a first come, first served basis, after checking that the eligibility criteria are met.

The Grant Holder reserves the right to modify the number of grants according to budget availability.

How to apply for a grant by the SARCOS COST Action?

Please send an email to Pepa Bayarri, the Grant Holder Manager of the SARCOS COST Action (ghmanager.upv@gmail.com) expressing your interest in getting a grant, with the following documents attached:

• Document of your acceptation in the training school, signed by the organizers (a copy of their acceptation email will do).
• Any kind of proof to show your affiliation to your institution (a letter signed by your supervisor, a copy of your contract/scholarship, etc.).

Should you have any question regarding the COST grants, please contact Pepa Bayarri.

Organizers 

Local organizer|| Maria Stefanidou: stefan@civil.auth.gr

M. Sánchez Moreno (SARCOS CA 15202 Chair)

M.J. Bayarri (SARCOS CA 15202 GH Manager)