InnoLAND Multiplier Event - Launching Innovation-Based Landscape Architecture Training framework in Europe, 17 March 2023, Brussels
Landscape architecture is about creating sustainable cities, streets, parks and public spaces – spaces that inspire healthy living and well being while protecting natural environments and pleasing people. Landscape Architecture is about creating safe, sustainable and resilient landscapes that evolve but endure over time. Landscape Architecture is perfectly positioned to respond to urgent issues of our time - mitigating climate change and contributing to the sustainability of both individual sites and cities as a whole.
Higher education institutions play a major role in educating Landscape Architects who will take decisions about our future environment. Although European regulation (e.g. concerning environment, competition in internal EU market or professional qualifications) has impact on the professional work of landscape architects across Europe, there are still no standards regarding the content of the European higher education of Landscape Architects, inducing barriers for lifelong learning, recognition, and mobility.
Common Training Framework (CTF) is knowledge, skills and competences necessary for the pursuit of a specific profession, defining what a person is able to know, to understand and to do. By harmonising the education and training requirements of landscape architecture professionals through the CTF, the EU will ensure free movement of professionals across the EU. The Directive 2013/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications and Regulation (PQD) emphasises, that Professional qualifications obtained under CTFs should automatically be recognised by the Member States.
InnoLAND project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, aimed to facilitate transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications of landscape architecture professionals in the EU by developing the Common Training Framework for the Profession along with relevant tools to support its implementation.
Project comprised of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Vilnius Tech) Lithuania, Aalto University Finland, Le Notre Institute Netherlands, Szent Istvan University Hungary, University of Evora Portugal, Technische Universitaet Wien Austria and IFLA Europe. Participation of various partners from all over Europe in this project will ensure a balanced opinion about Landscape Architecture Education.
The specific objectives included:
i) implementing PQD requirements to foster automatic recognition of LA profession in Europe;
ii) establishing pan-European quality standards for LA study programmes and homogenizing landscape architecture education in Europe; and
iii) developing an exemplar master study programme framework in line with the European CTF.
We are pleased to inform you that we will organise an event on Friday, 17 March 2023 at Hotel and Congress Centre Bedford in Brussels in order to present the project results. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to participate.
For more information about the project, please visit IFLA Europe website https://iflaeurope.eu/index.php/site/general/innoland-project