Exploitation and follow-up
Exploitation and follow-up
The project aims to develop a reviewed and tested online course useful to other teaching and academic contexts on coastal landscapes. The project is structured in fixed lectures and assignments for the students with a specific attention to the phases and activities for all the attendees – either instructors, students, or external auditors. Similarly, the activities and schedules of the Intensive Study Program are organised to involve the local communities and stakeholders. The nature and content of the online course is purposely designed and integrated to the project to make its activities continue beyond its lifetime, particularly for the compulsory curricula in the Master’s Degrees in landscape and urban planning.
The online course can be integrated as part of landscape design and planning studios run by the university partners, preferably focusing on the design of green-blue infrastructures for European coastal territories. The network of partners will be reinforced by the follow-up activities sharing new projects, seminars and conferences developed online. All partners will sign a networking/cooperation agreement at the end of the project in order to ensure the continuous updating of the course content sharing their own specific activities on such topics. The network is open to new partners and it provides the opportunity for additional participants to join and develop new fields of teaching based on local experiences and case studies. In doing so, the partners will maintain the exchanges and discussions about the European coastal landscapes. The participants will keep providing innovative contexts and ideas as they are expected to step into the community involvement to realise the proposals of the courses.
It is important to sustain the mobility between the partners’ university locations in order to enforce the curricula on specific topics such as coastal areas. Moreover, excursions in the areas studied during the ISPs can be organised to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the coastal landscapes. On the basis of the acquired expertise in workshops, it will be much easier to organise such activity in the future. This could be supported by ERASMUS mobility agreements among all university partners, to be finalised within the lifetime of the project. Eventually, following the positive experiences of the ISPs, the cooperation with the coastal municipalities should continue in the future as well. It is also expected that the municipality partners will be interested in keeping and enhancing the synergy of the university partners by providing further facilities, knowledge and data for future 'living lab' experiences.