EU – Jean-Monnet-Seminar

ECLAS (European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools) is starting a new online seminar with a specific focus on EU policy in relation to landscape. The seminar will start on April 3 and you are all welcome to join it. You can apply until the seminar starts.

You can find all information under: http://www.eu-ladder.eu

The overall goal of this seminar is to discuss the many dimensions through which EU policy is influencing landscapes. We want to raise awareness for potentials and opportunities (such as funding instruments) but also discuss obvious conflicts (for example in the field of agriculture).

This module has received some funding from the EU’s Jean-Monnet-Programme. Jean Monnet Activities are designed to promote teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. Landscape-related topics are extremely rare in this programme, which is why ECLAS and its president (Ellen Fetzer) are really happy that they could position landscape for the first time in this EU-activity. The programme is formally hosted in the University of Nürtingen because of the grant requirements. ECLAS and the university Nürtingen see the seminar as a European classroom and they want to address it to all European landscape students. Staff is also welcome of course.

The series will go on for about three years with more or less weekly lectures.

Participants are invited to follow the online lectures. They can do this either synchronously by attending online on Wednesdays between 11 30 and 13 00 CET or by watching the seminar recording. If they want to do the seminar for credits, they need to reflect the seminar topics against a landscape of their personal choice. In international teams, they will compare the impact of EU policies on our landscapes. ECLAS and the University of Nürtingen will further discuss opportunities for enhancing these landscapes by means of EU instruments. The student teams would present their findings online and write a report. The University of Nürtingen has allocated 3 ECTS per semester course.

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