Creating the Network of Knowledge Labs for Sustainable and Resilient Environments

8 Participating countries:
Start: 15-10-2015 - End: 14-10-2018
Project Reference: 561675-EPP-1-2015-1-XK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
EC Grant: 987947 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Capacity Building in higher education

Summary

Sustainability achievement and development of climate-adaptive capacity account for fundamental conditions of progress of society, therefore these two interrelated concepts need to be studied concurrently. With the harmonization of national legislation with European framework, sustainable development becomes important issue in Western Balkans countries. However, the education sector - one of the main pillars of society to-date didn't follow established European path. WB university programmes related to sustainability are rare and focused just on energy aspect; specialized programmes which would include comprehensive education on sustainability and resilience of built environments do not exist. The lack of knowledge leaves significant and permanent damage in the environment, contributes to the increment of ecological, social and economic risks, and represents aggravating factor for inclusion in European dimensions of education and labor. Environmental protection in engineering branches, architecture and construction refers to the design, development, analysis and implementation of wide range of appropriate technical-technological solutions, measures and practices. KLABS intends to modernize higher education provision in WB by developing new specializing study programmes and new professional profile prepared for coping with, managing and shaping of "conditions characterized by change, uncertainty, risk and complexity" (Sterling, 2012). Problem intricacy requires interdisciplinary approach. Responsibility of engineers and architects in achieving sustainability and resilience of built environments is very significant, therefore new programmes will not make impact just on involved institutions, but as well on wide environment. In the long term, KLABS will impact the overall development of WB countries by delivering new generation of professionals capable of dealing with current recognized challenges.

Results

Results for this project are not yet available. They might become available after the project's end date.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF MITROVICA

FILIPA VISNJICA BB, 38220
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA
Kosovo
XK

Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)

Partners

UNIVERSITA IUAV DI VENEZIA
VENEZIA
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
AACHEN
NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
DRZAVNI UNIVERZITET U NOVOM PAZARU
NOVI PAZAR
Serbia
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
HIGHER TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL IN ZVECAN
ZVECAN
Kosovo
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERZITET U BANJOJ LUCI
BANJA LUKA
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
BEOGRAD
Serbia
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
DELFT
Zuid-Holland
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
GLASGOW
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
LJUBLJANA
Extra-Regio NUTS 3
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERZITET DZEMAL BIJEDIC U MOSTARU SA SUPSIDIJARNOM ODGOVORNOSCU SASJEDISTEM U MOSTARU
MOSTAR
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)

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