Title Brownfields in Baltic States - Lifelong Educational Project
Project Number CZ/08/LLP-LdV/TOI/134005
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country CZ-Czech Republic
Brownfields are abandoned or disused land within urban fabric which requires an intervention to be return to beneficial use. Brownfields solutions need growing local economy and sufficient local know-how, which can supply missing local knowledge and help to form suitable national and local policies and program priorities. This project wants to accelerate gaining of such a local know-how and to supply it where it can be most pertinent - that is in the hands of the local practising professionals. It focuses on transfer and expansion of knowledge which was initially developed by the partners of the project LEPOB (Lifelong Educational Project on Brownfields no. CZ/04/B/F/PP-168014). Decision on transfer of knowledge was evoked on the basis of the evaluation of the impact the LEPOB made so far on the new member countries and on the need in Baltic countries for such a type of education being available in the local language. Baltic partners recommend to update and expand the LEPOB project original generic products (this will enable its further reuse for example in Balkan countries) and to make them also into a local language. Two Baltic countries were selected for transfer of knowledge – Latvia and Lithuania. The project wants to develop local teachers, capable to teach aspects of this multi-disciplinary subject.
The aim of the project is to prepare an educational material based on the Brownfields Handbook that was prepared within the LEPOB project. Handbook will be updated with the recent international brownfields reuse trends supplemented with specifics of Lithuania and Latvia. This updated generic version will be translated into Lithuanian and Latvian. This new material will be made available to professional organizations
Another aim is to prepare a short teaching course. For purpose of the course, the teaching materials (slides, manual) which were elaborated within the LEPOB project, will be adjusted. The course will be prepared in the extent of 8 teaching hours. Yet again a generic version will be made from which the educational materials will be presented at the seminar in Lithuania and Latvia at Demonstration teaching in the English language. Then the materials will be made country specific and prepared in Latvian and Lithuanian.
As already mentioned above, from the long-time aspect the project is focused on people in various activity sectors, representatives of towns and municipalities and developers and others who will be benefit from the information acquired during the course and from the handbooks that will help them in their job and increase the speed of brownfields regeneration as well. That could be profitable for the whole society.
Summary This project focuses on transfer of knowledge in the issue of brownfields. The decision on transfer of knowledge was approached on the basis of evaluation of the previous project – Lifelong Educational Project on Brownfields – LEPOB. The projects main target groups are practising professionals, developers, civil servants, academicians and students. The partnership consists of two partners from the Czech Republic, one from Slovakia, one from Latvia and Lithuania. Two Baltic countries were selected for transfer of knowledge. Czech and Slovak partners have a wealth of knowledge and experience and will help them to deliver this project objectives.
The aim of the project is to prepare educational materials that would come out of Brownfields Handbook that was prepared within the LEPOB project and will be adjusted to be useful at local conditions and translated into Lithuanian and Latvian. This new materials will be proposed to professional organizations for their members as well as to municipalities. It will be available at the project website as well.
Another aim is to prepare a short teaching course. For purpose of the course the teaching materials (slides, manual) which were elaborated within LEPOB will be adjusted. The course will be prepared in the extent of 8 teaching hours. That means that the extent of slides from LEPOB project will be modified to about 120 slides and the Teaching manual will have about 80 A4 pages. The educational materials will be presented at seminars in Lithuania and Latvia at Demonstration teaching in English. Then the materials will be translated to Latvian and Lithuanian and transferred by the universities in frames of the lifelong learning programme of professional organizations in case of their interest.
Utilization and distribution of results
Sectors Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
material for open learning
1.PROJECT WEBSITE Availability:11/2008
2.HANDBOOK - ENGLISH VERSION Availability: 9/2009
3.HANDBOOK – LITHUANIAN VERSION Availability: 12/2009
4. HANDBOOK – LATVIAN VERSION Availability:12/2009
5. TEACHING COURSE ABOUT BROWNFIELDS REGENERATION - ENGLISH VERSION Availability: 1/2010
6. DEMONSTRATION TEACHING SEMINAR - LITHUANIA Availability: 2/2010
7. DEMONSTRATION TEACHING SEMINAR - LATVIA Availability:5/2010
8. TEACHING COURSE ABOUT BROWNFIELDS REGENERATION - COUNTRY SPECIFIC VERSION FOR LITHUANIANS Availability:8/2010
9. TEACHING COURSE ABOUT BROWNFIELDS REGENERATION - COUNTRY SPECIFIC VERSION FOR LATVIANS Availability:8/2010