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On March 5, 2013, took place in Coimbra, Portugal, the meeting of the Management Committee of the COST ACTION IS 1101 under the title Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory. Greece, represented by Panteion University - and specifically the European Center for Environmental Research and Training- and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, forms part of the 11 member states Committee. The venture’s scientific curator is Professor Gr. Tsaltas, Rector of Panteion University, while Dr Joulia Moraitou represented EKePEK in the decision making team, that met in Coimbra, Portugal.

The program of future actions for the comming semester was decided and released, among other issues of internal nature, such as the Workshop that will be held in Panteion University on April 26th, under the auspices of the COST ACTION IS 1101 PROGRAM and will bear the title “Climate Change, Migration and Urban Environment”. The workshop’s purpose is to operate as a catalyst for further academic research and exploration of issues that prompted from climate change and its effects on the urban environment, giving particular emphasis to migration and the adaptation strategies to climate change.

The COST ACTION IS 1101 main management team also stresses out that innovative research must be strengthened and can, among others, result from different points of view and different systems of knowledge as well as from their primary points of contact. Consequently, the main management team does not object to the representation or to the expression of very different forms of existing knowledge, while at the same time it intends to express several different assumptions on the issues of climate change and migration overall. Therefore, with the will of enlarging the debate on climate change and urban planning (urban IP management strategies and urban planning) the upcoming workshop will focus on present research methods and practices while adding a supplementary level of analysis that will clear all issues related to migration.