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[[File:Eu funded led.jpg|thumb|right|400px|The CO-LAND Project has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 2017-1-RO01-KA203-037161. Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.]]
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'''This international online seminar was the first learning activity offered by the COLAND consortium. The seminar was offered from April - June 2018'''
  
'''Our next course starts on the 20th of March 2018!'''
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[[File:Mangalia Beach.jpg|Black Sea spa landscape in Mangalia, Romania, photo: Ellen Fetzer|thumb|400px|right]]
 
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[[File:Danubedela background.jpg|The Danube Delta biosphere reserve, Romania, photo: Sarah Turcanasu|thumb|400px|right]]
'''---->'''  <span style="font-size:130%>[https://ilias.hfwu.de/goto.php?target=file_20431_download&client_id=hfwu Download Course Manual]</span>
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[[File:Constanta Harbour.jpg|Harbour landscape in Constanta, Romania, photo: Ellen Fetzer|thumb|400px|right]]
 
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[[File:COLAND SeminarandIP I 2018.jpg|thumb|400px|right|schematic overview of plenary session, thematic sequence and student activities]]
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|description= Watch a short video from our Social Entrepreneurship Intensive Study Programme in Arnhem, NL, held in May 2017. Author: Felix Toepler
 
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== For whom is this course? ==
 
== For whom is this course? ==
  
*Are you a '''business or economics''' student who cares about social and environmental problems?  
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*Are you an architect who cares about '''sustainable development'''?
*Are you an '''agronomy''' student who wants to make agriculture more beneficial for society and the environment?  
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*Are you an urban or landscape planner who wants to make planning and design more '''inclusive and strategic'''?
*Are you a '''planner, designer or artist''' who wants to learn how to start a business that helps solve social problems in your everyday environment?
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*Are you a geographer who wants to work with other disciplines on a '''globally relevant landscape challenge'''?
*Or are you already a professional?  
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*Are you '''curious''' about other people and their knowledge?
*Are you curious about other people and their knowledge and want to learn from other Europeans?  
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*Are you eager to get to know '''people from other places''' – academics like you but also citizens and their local issues?
*Do you believe in your capability to create something new?  
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*Do you believe in your capability '''to create something new'''?
  
*In short, would you like to become a '''social entrepreneur'''? Then join us this semester, because '''everyone can become an entrepreneur'''!
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'''Then join us in the CO-LAND online programme!'''
  
 
== Presentation ==
 
== Presentation ==
*'''Download the [https://ilias.hfwu.de/goto.php?target=file_20431_download&client_id=hfwu 2018 Course Manual]'''
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*'''Download the [https://ilias.hfwu.de/goto.php?target=file_20146_download&client_id=hfwu 2018 Course PPT Presentation]'''
*'''Download the [https://ilias.hfwu.de/goto.php?target=file_19655_download&client_id=hfwu 2018 Course PPT Presentation]'''
 
*'''Download the [https://ilias.hfwu.de/goto.php?target=file_19798_download&client_id=hfwu Project Poster]'''
 
  
== Ellen and Jonathan explain the course concept ==
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== Goals of the CO-LAND Online Course ==
{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV3kidVSlko}}
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*In the light of the sensitive nature of coastal landscapes and their relevance to society, economy and the environment it is vital that planners and designers learn how to manage these territories in a sustainable way. CO-LAND Course participants will develop a profound understanding of the '''specific character of coastal landscapes'''. They will learn which driving forces are influencing the '''landscape system''' and which impact types are most relevant for planning and design responses. This includes the global and European dimension since coastal landscapes are receiving increased attention worldwide.
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*Participants will further learn about various approaches to '''landscape assessment''' in order to specify the challenges and potentials of a coastal landscape. They will have the opportunity to '''define and test assessment models''' and derive relevant knowledge for planning and design.
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*Different '''approaches to strategy building, planning and design''' in the context of coastal landscapes will be introduced in the last phase of the course. On this basis, the course participants will be able to draft a strategy and a master plan for a coastal area taking economic, ecological and social aspects and current policies into account.
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*In addition to the subject specific knowledge and methods the CO-LAND course further aims to foster '''transversal skills''' at various levels. This includes above all the following: virtual team work and creative application of ICT tools for international cooperation, team building and democratic leadership, analytical thinking, intercultural communication and creativity.
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*The CO-LAND course wants to equip a future generation of planners and designers with relevant knowledge, methods and skills in order to '''transform our societies for sustainability'''.
  
== What is this course about? ==
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== Course Content ==
A social entrepreneur applies business tools for solving social and/or environmental problems. Success in social entrepreneurship is primarily measured by degree of social impact, not only monetary profit.
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The online module consists of '''twelve 90-minute sessions''' of lectures, reading materials, collaborative group work and other diverse active and passive learning tools.  
 
 
Social entrepreneurs are essential for solving Europe’s economic, social, and environmental challenges. According to the [http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/conferences/2014/0116-social-entrepreneurs/docs/strasbourg-declaration_en.pdf Strasbourg Declaration of 2014], “''Europe’s economic and social model needs to reinvent itself. We need growth that is fairer, greener and anchored in local communities. A model that values social cohesion as a genuine source of collective wealth.''”
 
 
 
It is urgent that students and practitioners from different disciplines across Europe learn from each other to develop entrepreneurial skills and social awareness for a sustainable, local impact.
 
 
 
'''Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change''' is a programme offered by a [[Project_Partners_'Social_Entrepreneurship_for_Local_Change'|5-University Consortium in cooperation with relevant NGOs]]. The goal is to empower future social entrepreneurs through an interdisciplinary, problem-based learning environment that enhances the innovative competencies needed for addressing social, cultural and environmental challenges in Europe. The programme is funded by the ERASMUS* Programme in the period 2015 - 2018.
 
  
Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change includes twelve live sessions on the internet available to the wider global community, as well as interdisciplinary and international group work with students from Romania, Estonia, the Netherlands, and other European countries. The online course is open to anybody interested in the subject.
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The '''thematic elements''' of the course are designed to give students core knowledge for developing integrated planning and design approaches for coastal landscapes.
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*Understanding Coastal Landscapes
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*Evaluation and Assessment for Coastal Landscapes
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*Integrated Planning and Design for Coastal Landscapes
  
The programme also offers students the possibility to receive a grant to attend a 10-day workshop in Estonia, hosted by EMU Tartu from May 10 - 19, 2018.
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Please also visit our '''[[Reading_List_Coastal_Landscapes|reading list]]''' for further information.
 
 
== Course Content ==
 
[[File:SELC Seminar Schedule 2018.jpg|thumb|500px|right|schematic overview of plenary session, thematic sequence and student activities]]
 
The online module consists of '''twelve 90-minute sessions''' of lectures, reading materials, collaborative group work and other diverse active and passive learning tools.  
 
  
The '''thematic elements''' of the course are designed to give students core knowledge for developing their own start-ups:
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== Working Groups ==
*Identifying challenges and setting goals
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*During the seminar our participants have worked on 25 different case studies in Estonia, Romania, Italy and elsewhere in the world.
*Designing ideas
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*Results can be viewed on the '''[[COLAND_Online_Seminar_Working_Groups_2018|working group page]]'''
*Designing your business model
 
*Revising and evaluating your model
 
  
 
== Course Schedule ==
 
== Course Schedule ==
* Online lectures will take place from '''20.03. – 03.05.2018''', with two weekly sessions on '''Tuesdays and Thursdays from 16 00 – 17 30 pm CET'''.
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* Online lectures took place from '''23.03. – 15.06.2018''', with weekly sessions on '''Fridays from 15 00 – 16 30 pm CET'''.
* The intensive study programme in Estonia is scheduled for '''May 10 - 19, 2018'''
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* The intensive study programme in Romania, Black Sea Region, was scheduled for '''September 16 - 25, 2018'''
* Check the [[Course_Schedule_Seminar_Social_Entrepreneurship_for_Local_Change_Spring_2018|Course Schedule]] for more details
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* Check the [[COLAND_Online_Seminar_Schedule_2018|Course Schedule]] for more details
  
== Assignments ==
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== Case Study Assignment ==
*Active participants will complete [[Assignments_Seminar_Social_Entrepreneurship_for_Local_Change_Spring_2018| '''three assignments''']] both individually and in their international team.
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*As the participants advance through the three course phases they will work in parallel on a study on a coastal landscape of their own choice.
*The assignments are as follows:
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*They can conduct this study individually or in local teams. The team areas are accessible via the [[COLAND_Online_Seminar_Working_Groups_2018|CO-LAND Working Groups]] page.
**Identify and analyse a local challenge
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*The case studies will be documented with a [[COLAND_Case_Study_Template_2018|case study template]] which is scaffolding this process.
**Field research on social entrepreneurship cases
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*All along this process the individuals or local groups will collaborate with an international team. The interaction will consist of peer review, especially during phases 1 and 2, joint presentations and a joint planning and design process during phase 3.
**A business plan for a social enterprise
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*At the end of the seminar, the international teams will also reflect on their collaboration process and document their findings.
*More details on the assignments will be published soon.
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*In addition, there is a [[Reading_List_Coastal_Landscapes|reading list]] for each session, participants are asked to study relevant materials in parallel to the course activities and add their theory reflections to the case study.
  
 
== Conditions for participation and credits ==
 
== Conditions for participation and credits ==
Participation in this course is open to all study programs and free of charge.
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Participation in this course is open to all spatial planning and design study programs and free of charge.
  
'''Academic recognition''' for successful completion will be as follows with a maximum of 7 ECTS:
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'''Academic recognition''' for successful completion will be as follows with a maximum of 8 ECTS:
 
* up to 5 ECTS for the online seminar (active participation)
 
* up to 5 ECTS for the online seminar (active participation)
* up to 7 ECTS for those who attend both the online course and the intensive programme
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* up to 8 ECTS for those who attend both the online course and the intensive programme
  
 
* Students need to seek individually for academic recognition at their respective universities
 
* Students need to seek individually for academic recognition at their respective universities
 
* there is usually at least one recognition opportunity at each university of the SELC partnership
 
* there is usually at least one recognition opportunity at each university of the SELC partnership
  
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'''Preconditions for attending the workshop in Romania'''
  
'''Preconditions for attending the workshop in Estonia'''
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Successful participation in the online part is a requirement for participating in the intensive programme in Romania. However, participation in the workshop is limited. Each participating university can offer five grants, covering travel and subsistence, and a limited number may participate on a self-paid basis.
 
 
Successful participation in the online part is a requirement for participating in the intensive programme in Estonia (EE). However, participation in the workshop is limited. Each participating university can offer seven grants, covering travel and subsistence, and a limited number may participate on a self-paid basis.
 
 
   
 
   
 
'''Participant numbers'''
 
'''Participant numbers'''
  
There is no set limit regarding the number of participants in the online course. Any interested student, graduate or young professional is invited to attend. All participants who successfully complete the assignment will be issued a certificate on behalf of the five academic institutions involved. Passive, listen-only participation in the online course is also possible, but no certificate will be issued for this participation mode.
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There is no set limit regarding the number of participants in the online course. Any interested student, graduate or young professional is invited to attend. All participants who successfully complete the assignment will be issued a certificate on behalf of the seven academic institutions involved. Passive, listen-only participation in the online course is also possible, but no certificate will be issued for this participation mode.
  
 
== Registration conditions and deadlines ==
 
== Registration conditions and deadlines ==
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'''Active participation''' includes:
 
'''Active participation''' includes:
* registration before '''15th of March 2018''' (closed now)
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* registration before '''18th of March 2018''' (closed now)
 
*regular attendance of the online class (or working with the seminar recordings in due time)
 
*regular attendance of the online class (or working with the seminar recordings in due time)
 
*completion of the seminar coursework and group assignments
 
*completion of the seminar coursework and group assignments
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'''Passive participation''' includes:
 
'''Passive participation''' includes:
*registration can be done any time, but preferably before the first session. Send an email to info(at)localchange.eu
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*registration can be done any time, but preferably before the first session.
 
*visitation of online seminar sessions either in real time or through video recordings;
 
*visitation of online seminar sessions either in real time or through video recordings;
 
*no academic recognition granted
 
*no academic recognition granted
  
=== Registration Estonia Workshop ===
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=== Registration Romania Workshop ===
Participation in the Estonia Workshop requires personal application. Only students enrolled at the [[Project_Partners_'Social_Entrepreneurship_for_Local_Change'|partner universities]] are eligible.
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Participation in the Romania Workshop requires personal application. Only students enrolled at the partner universities are eligible.
  
 
Applications must include:
 
Applications must include:
*A letter of intent explaining your motivation for participation in the workshop
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*Brief letter of motivation (max 1 page)
*CV and current transcript of records
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*Curriculum Vitae
*English language certificate (if available)
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*reference of language skills if available
  
 
== Registration Link ==
 
== Registration Link ==
* registration is closed now
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* Registration for active participation is closed now
* if you want to listen to the lectures passively, please send an email to info(at)localchange.eu
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* If you want to listen to the lectures passively, please register [http://landscape.limequery.com/283576?newtest=Y&lang=en here]
  
 
== Key dates ==
 
== Key dates ==
 
'''Online course'''
 
'''Online course'''
* Online lectures will take place from '''20.03. – 03.05.2018''', with two weekly sessions on '''Tuesdays and Thursdays from 16 00 – 17 30 pm CET'''
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* Online lectures will take place from '''23.03. – 15.06.2018''', with weekly sessions on '''Fridays from 15 00 – 16 30 pm CET'''
*Parallel group work in international teams
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*Parallel group work in local and international teams
  
'''Estonia workshop'''
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'''Workshop in Mangalia, Romania'''
*'''10.-19.05.2018''' organised by EMU Tartu, Estonia, in the Lahemaa National Park.
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*'''16.-25.09.2018''' organised by Ovidius University, Constanta, in Mangalia, on the Romanian Black Sea Coast.
  
 
== Further information ==
 
== Further information ==
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*[http://www.coland.eu Project Website]
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*[https://www.linkedin.com/company/co-land/ Find us on Linkedin]
  
*[https://goo.gl/Tht21B Find us on Facebook]
 
 
== ERASMUS+ Programme and the German National Agency ==
 
[[File:Eu funded logo.jpg|thumb|none|480px|The Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change Project has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no.2015-1-DE01-KA203-002161 Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.]]
 
  
[[File:NA_DAAD.JPG|thumb|none|480px|The EU grant of 316.435 Euro from the ERASMUS+ programme has been issued by the [http://www.eu.daad.de National Agency for University Cooperation] of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).]]
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[[File:COLAND logos 2rows web.jpg]]

Latest revision as of 07:14, 7 February 2019

The CO-LAND Project has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 2017-1-RO01-KA203-037161. Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.

This international online seminar was the first learning activity offered by the COLAND consortium. The seminar was offered from April - June 2018

Black Sea spa landscape in Mangalia, Romania, photo: Ellen Fetzer
The Danube Delta biosphere reserve, Romania, photo: Sarah Turcanasu
Harbour landscape in Constanta, Romania, photo: Ellen Fetzer
schematic overview of plenary session, thematic sequence and student activities

For whom is this course?

  • Are you an architect who cares about sustainable development?
  • Are you an urban or landscape planner who wants to make planning and design more inclusive and strategic?
  • Are you a geographer who wants to work with other disciplines on a globally relevant landscape challenge?
  • Are you curious about other people and their knowledge?
  • Are you eager to get to know people from other places – academics like you but also citizens and their local issues?
  • Do you believe in your capability to create something new?

Then join us in the CO-LAND online programme!

Presentation

Goals of the CO-LAND Online Course

  • In the light of the sensitive nature of coastal landscapes and their relevance to society, economy and the environment it is vital that planners and designers learn how to manage these territories in a sustainable way. CO-LAND Course participants will develop a profound understanding of the specific character of coastal landscapes. They will learn which driving forces are influencing the landscape system and which impact types are most relevant for planning and design responses. This includes the global and European dimension since coastal landscapes are receiving increased attention worldwide.
  • Participants will further learn about various approaches to landscape assessment in order to specify the challenges and potentials of a coastal landscape. They will have the opportunity to define and test assessment models and derive relevant knowledge for planning and design.
  • Different approaches to strategy building, planning and design in the context of coastal landscapes will be introduced in the last phase of the course. On this basis, the course participants will be able to draft a strategy and a master plan for a coastal area taking economic, ecological and social aspects and current policies into account.
  • In addition to the subject specific knowledge and methods the CO-LAND course further aims to foster transversal skills at various levels. This includes above all the following: virtual team work and creative application of ICT tools for international cooperation, team building and democratic leadership, analytical thinking, intercultural communication and creativity.
  • The CO-LAND course wants to equip a future generation of planners and designers with relevant knowledge, methods and skills in order to transform our societies for sustainability.

Course Content

The online module consists of twelve 90-minute sessions of lectures, reading materials, collaborative group work and other diverse active and passive learning tools.

The thematic elements of the course are designed to give students core knowledge for developing integrated planning and design approaches for coastal landscapes.

  • Understanding Coastal Landscapes
  • Evaluation and Assessment for Coastal Landscapes
  • Integrated Planning and Design for Coastal Landscapes

Please also visit our reading list for further information.

Working Groups

  • During the seminar our participants have worked on 25 different case studies in Estonia, Romania, Italy and elsewhere in the world.
  • Results can be viewed on the working group page

Course Schedule

  • Online lectures took place from 23.03. – 15.06.2018, with weekly sessions on Fridays from 15 00 – 16 30 pm CET.
  • The intensive study programme in Romania, Black Sea Region, was scheduled for September 16 - 25, 2018
  • Check the Course Schedule for more details

Case Study Assignment

  • As the participants advance through the three course phases they will work in parallel on a study on a coastal landscape of their own choice.
  • They can conduct this study individually or in local teams. The team areas are accessible via the CO-LAND Working Groups page.
  • The case studies will be documented with a case study template which is scaffolding this process.
  • All along this process the individuals or local groups will collaborate with an international team. The interaction will consist of peer review, especially during phases 1 and 2, joint presentations and a joint planning and design process during phase 3.
  • At the end of the seminar, the international teams will also reflect on their collaboration process and document their findings.
  • In addition, there is a reading list for each session, participants are asked to study relevant materials in parallel to the course activities and add their theory reflections to the case study.

Conditions for participation and credits

Participation in this course is open to all spatial planning and design study programs and free of charge.

Academic recognition for successful completion will be as follows with a maximum of 8 ECTS:

  • up to 5 ECTS for the online seminar (active participation)
  • up to 8 ECTS for those who attend both the online course and the intensive programme
  • Students need to seek individually for academic recognition at their respective universities
  • there is usually at least one recognition opportunity at each university of the SELC partnership

Preconditions for attending the workshop in Romania

Successful participation in the online part is a requirement for participating in the intensive programme in Romania. However, participation in the workshop is limited. Each participating university can offer five grants, covering travel and subsistence, and a limited number may participate on a self-paid basis.

Participant numbers

There is no set limit regarding the number of participants in the online course. Any interested student, graduate or young professional is invited to attend. All participants who successfully complete the assignment will be issued a certificate on behalf of the seven academic institutions involved. Passive, listen-only participation in the online course is also possible, but no certificate will be issued for this participation mode.

Registration conditions and deadlines

Registration Online Seminar

Participation in the online seminar is free and open to students at any institution as well as the general public.

Participation is possible in active or passive mode.

Active participation includes:

  • registration before 18th of March 2018 (closed now)
  • regular attendance of the online class (or working with the seminar recordings in due time)
  • completion of the seminar coursework and group assignments
  • academic recognition of up to 5 ECTS

Passive participation includes:

  • registration can be done any time, but preferably before the first session.
  • visitation of online seminar sessions either in real time or through video recordings;
  • no academic recognition granted

Registration Romania Workshop

Participation in the Romania Workshop requires personal application. Only students enrolled at the partner universities are eligible.

Applications must include:

  • Brief letter of motivation (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • reference of language skills if available

Registration Link

  • Registration for active participation is closed now
  • If you want to listen to the lectures passively, please register here

Key dates

Online course

  • Online lectures will take place from 23.03. – 15.06.2018, with weekly sessions on Fridays from 15 00 – 16 30 pm CET
  • Parallel group work in local and international teams

Workshop in Mangalia, Romania

  • 16.-25.09.2018 organised by Ovidius University, Constanta, in Mangalia, on the Romanian Black Sea Coast.

Further information



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