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Una Europa One Health Summer School 2023 - Deep Dive for doctoral researchers

Event information

Date & location


One Health Summer School coordinating team at KU Leuven

Please note: Applications for the Una Europa One Health Summer School 2023 are now closed.

Travel to KU Leuven this summer to connect with doctoral researchers and staff from across Una Europa and beyond to broaden your knowledge of One Health and develop a more transdisciplinary mindset by learning the theory of systems thinking and its application.

This Summer School is open to doctoral researchers currently working towards their PhD at an Una Europa university. If you are an undergraduate or master's student, please see the Una Europa One Health Summer School - For undergraduate and master's students.

Registration information for successful applicants

If you have applied for the Summer school, you shall receive more information about the registration and a code in your notification letter.


All registration fees are VAT exempt based on article 44.2,4° of the Belgian VAT directive. Registrations fee are to be paid in Euro (€) by bank transfer, credit card or invoice.

To register, please complete our registration form. Registration will close on 1 May 2023.

The registration form for individual registrations consists of 4 steps:

  • Step 1 General information
    • Please include your personal information on this page. Please note that we will use the email address provided for all information regarding the Una Europa One Health Summer School 2023.

  • Step 2 – Code
    • Please fill out the code you have received in your notification email here. If you have not received a code, then please contact us via You cannot complete registration without this code.

  • Step 3 Select your fee
    • Please select the fee that is applicable to you.

  • Step 4 – Social activities (only for on campus participants)
    • Please indicate here which social activity you wish to attend.

  • Step 5 Payment information
    • In this final step, you can indicate your preferred method of payment. You can pay via credit card or bank transfer.
    • If you, however, require an invoice, please select 'bank transfer' and contact The invoice will be sent to you by email, including corresponding payment instructions. Please do not pay before receiving the invoice.

IMPORTANT: If you have already paid your registration by credit card or bank transfer, you will still be able to receive a proof of payment, indicating the amount. However, it will no longer be possible to receive an official invoice. Therefore, if you require an invoice, please contact us first and wait with your payment until you receive your invoice.

You will receive a first email with an automatic confirmation that the registration has been received. This email will also contain all payment details. All payments should be made in advance in Euro (EUR, €) within 14 days of your registration. After payment, you will receive a second email confirming that we have received your payment.

If you did not receive these emails, either your registration and/or payment was unsuccessful. Should this happen, please contact

Cancellation policy

The organisation must be notified of cancellation of registration via

  • Until 24 June 2023: full reimbursement of the registration fee, minus € 25 administrative cost.
  • From 25 June 2023 until 9 July 2023: 50% reimbursement of the registration fee.
  • From 10 July 2023: no reimbursement of the registration fee.

Cancellations will only be accepted in writing sent to ( and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee, the bank account number used during the transaction and/or the transaction number.

The organisation must be notified of cancellation of registration via

What are the aims of the Una Europa One Health Summer School?

By the end of the Summer School you will be able to:

  • Understand the One Health concept and its relevance
  • Learn the application of systems thinking in One Health
  • Work in multicultural and transdisciplinary teams to recognize the complex roots of One Health, including social, cultural, economic, demographic and more
  • Build a conceptual systems model of a One Health challenge, using real data
  • Work with qualitative and quantitative models to solve One Health problems with real data
  • Learn to communicate scientific results to different audiences

Please note: This programme is subject to change.

Who can apply? Am I eligible?

The One Health Summer School – Deep Dive welcomes applications from Una Europa’s doctoral researchers. This experience is designed for students from a wide range of disciplines and serves as an introduction to the One Health field with an in-depth focus on topics such as Systems Thinking.

If accepted, you will join a diverse group of students from our Una Europa partner institutions. Three students from each university of the Una Europa alliance will be selected to participate in the programme.

What is the cost of the programme?

A registration fee of €300 will be applied to all participants.

The estimated total cost for the Summer School is €600, including registration fee of €300. Applicants who are recognized as ‘staff’ at their home universities can apply for Erasmus+ Staff mobility funding for a training grant via their home university.

Please check your home university’s policy and procedures on doctoral and staff mobility (via the designated webpages) to check whether your mobility is eligible for Erasmus+ funding. For most staff members, funding of up to €280 is available. Contact the Una Europa Team at your university to find out to what extent you are eligible to receive financial support to cover (a part of) the cost of the programme. The estimated cost does include accommodation and food cost, but not travel costs.

This initiative was created as part of Una Europa’s Focus Area in One Health and is part of the educational and research joint programmes of the Una.Futura project.