Participants and people involved

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Participation in the intensive workshop is limited. A precondition for the participants is a successful engagement in the CO-LAND online seminar. Each participating university can offer a limited number of grants, covering costs for travel and overnight stay. Thus, the call for participation is competitive. The selection process must follow specific criteria, clearly communicated to the participants during their registration for the online course:

  • the students' performance in the online part of the course;
  • their skills in English as a working language; and
  • their personal motivation, including interest and experiences, creative and innovative potential, international–intercultural interaction skills, etc.

Applications must include a brief letter of motivation (max. 1 page), a curriculum vitae and certification of language skills, if available.

Different from the online seminar, the ISP workshops should not be purely academic events. It is very important to invite and integrate stakeholders, local experts and all interested groups of local people, at least for the presentation and dissemination events. Consequently, the ISP participant profile is composed of the following:

  • Students (with travel grants) having the requested academic background, i.e., normally a completed bachelor degree in a spatial or landscape-related discipline such as urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, architecture, regional development, geography, etc.;
  • University staff (with travel grants) having a similar background;
  • Experts (with travel grants) representing the NGO partners of the consortium;
  • Local stakeholders, representing the municipality or important local 'players';
  • Local experts, involved in close cooperation with the municipality.
  • Invited experts and speakers for specific topics such as the coastal economy, green infrastructure, participatory design, tourism, history and heritage, etc.

The last three groups are mainly part-time participants as speakers, local guides or audience members during the presentations.