IFLA Europe partner in new Erasmus+ project InnoLAND
We are proudly announcing that our Delegate from Lithuania Gintaras Stauskis, professor at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Vilnius Tech) Lithuania was successful in launching a new Erasmus+ project InnoLAND.
In this project IFLA Europe is a partner together with Aalto University Finland, Le Notre Institute Netherlands, Szent Istvan University Hungary, University of Evora Portugal and Technische Universitaet Wien Austria.
The objectives of INNNOLAND project are
- to set up a Common Training Framework (CTF) as a basis for European Landscape Architecture Education and as one important precondition of automatic recognition of landscape architects in the EU.
- to set up on this basis a pan-European quality standard for Landscape Architecture study programmes and harmonising Landscape Architecture education in Europe on master level.
- to develop an exemplar master study programme framework for Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and other higher education institutions in line with the European Common Training Framework.
The outcomes of InnoLAND project can be used for the needs of our profession inside the EU and also for whole Europe (COE area). Therefore, all members of IFLA Europe will get an added value from this project.
IFLA Europe as an organisation of professionals is mainly engaged in the first part of the project—developing a CommonTraining Framework. This means to establish one framework for Landscape Architecture training, that will encompass education, practice and professional development based on different education documents which are partly existing and partly missing, In the EU this may be a precondition for the automatic recognition of our professionals.
IFLA Europe will be the responsible partner for this work package. The finances under this project will only be used for the organisation of project related events and activities such are expert workshops, analysis and stakeholder involvement to develop Common Training Framework for the profession of Landscape Architects in Europe. No IFLA Europe member will be remunerated for their work.
The project InnoLand will be led by Gintaras Stauskis, LALA Lithuania. The application was prepared by him with help from representatives of the above-mentioned universities and organisations. Project contract is already signed, activities will start on 1 November 2020 and will last for 24 months. The project is under IFLA Europe Vice President for Education Margarida Cancela d’Abreu. When possible, physical meeting will be organised at each location of project partners. Also, during the drafting period, the stakeholders of the profession will meet and discuss the outcome. Participation of various partners from all over Europe in this project will ensure a balanced opinion about Landscape Architecture Education. Results of the InnoLAND will be presented to IFLA Europe members in one of our next General Assemblies.