Trainings and Summer schools

The research trainings will be grouped into five modules: analytical aspects of contaminant monitoring (three trainings); up-scaling of bioremediation processes and modeling (two trainings).  These trainings are intended primarily for helping raise the research profiles of UBFC researcher staff and ESR.

The application is now open, and you can find more details here: Short term exchanges- application open - News (

Additionally, management and administrative capacities will be improved by organizing trainings and mutual visits to ensure the exchange of knowhow and establishing relationships between partner organisation’s international offices. In order to increase the competitiveness of UBFC in the mobilization of national and international funds, and expand its knowledge on the project proposal writing, project management and reporting etc, a series of lectures and seminars will be organized for UBFC researchers, PhD students and administrative staff. All the material from the past seminars can be found here: Seminars on preparation of project proposals and project management - Events (

Three summer schools will be organized which will help introduce more researchers, especially ESR, to the PFAS pollution monitoring and remediation strategies and spread the scientific excellence. Application procedure for PFAStwin summer schools will be announced here.

1st summer school - 3-7 June 2024

Name: Advancing Knowledge on POPs and Environmental Analysis. PFAS as a case study.

Place: CSIC, Madrid, Spain


  1. Understanding POPs and Regulations
  2. Techniques for Environmental Analysis
  3. Advanced Analytical Methods
  4. Case Studies and Contaminated Sites

Duration: 1 week

Targeted audience: 30 persons

2nd summer school - 17-21 June 2024

Name: Summer school at UBFC for using of GCxGC-MS for the environmental forensics and MicroOximax respirometer for remediation monitoring

Place: UBFC, Belgrade, Serbia

Topics: field and laboratory measurements (collecting microbiological, chemical, physico-chemical and biochemical data), general introduction to GCxGC-MS working principles and applications, sample preparation for chemical analysis, extraction and clean up techniques for GCxGC-MS, target and non-target analyses using GCxGC-MS, environmental forensics of contaminated sites, general introduction to MicroOxymax respirometer working principles and applications, quantification and data handling.

Duration: 1 week

Targeted audience: 40 persons

3rd summer school - 1-5 July 2024

Name: Summer school at BRGM for bioremediation of polluted sites

Place: BRGM, Orlean, France

Topics: biodegradation of POPs in soils (PCBs, PAHs, pesticides), bioaugmentation and inoculated supports, treatment of polluted water (mine and industrial water), phytostabilization of mine wastes, complementarity of chemical / electrochemical / biological remediation approaches.

Duration: 1 week

Targeted audience: 30 persons