LEPOB Lifelong Educational Project on Brownfields. Leonardo da Vinci pilot project

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:           Duration:          Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: CZ/04/B/F/PP-168014
Organisation Type:  University research group / research institute
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Project objectives:
Through the cooperation on this pilot project it is envisaged that several goals will be achieved:              
* local partners will obtain products about brownfield reuse that they can disseminate               
* partners from outside the immediate region will obtain products that are:               
  - suitable for their own use              
  - suitable to be applied by them in other dissemination projects              
* generic products will be created that will be transferable to other European countries               
Educational packages produced by the LEPOB project would address brownfields on cross-thematic and cross-professional grounds and be adjusted to suit 
Central European training formats and contexts. Products will principally accelerate the immediate knowledge of chartered professionals, who work in the
broadest variety of posts - consultants, civil servants, local government administrators, regulators and policy makers. These professionals are in an immediate
position to use and implement the added knowledge. We want to deliver the missing expertise in the fastest, most direct and effective way as we believe the transfer
of Western European expertise may provide a mutually beneficial forum for exploring and solving brownfield problems specific to Central Europe.
Project Summary:
One of the main barriers to regeneration in Eastern and Central Europe appears to be the lack of stakeholder knowledge and education. LEPOB is designed to deliver 
the missing expertise in the area of ‘brownfields’ reuse/regeneration in the fastest, most direct and effective manner, via regionally available programmes.
The project seeks to disseminate relevant European expertise and provide a mutually beneficial forum for exploring and solving ‘brownfields´ problems specific
to Central Europe. The project materials are designed to foster transfer and adoption by other countries/projects (we are currently seeking potential partners
from Baltic and Balkan regions). Potential Users of project results: * Professionals that have language skills can take advantage of the course demonstration and use gained knowledge to enhance their practice. * Professionals and academics may become teachers/lecturers of the course outputs in a local language. * By applying for funding of new local projects they will actively disseminate the project results. * Professionals that do not have language skills will participate on local language course versions using project products adapted to the local language.
* Students will be able to take an adapted local university course * All regional stakeholders will be able to use LEPOB project web site with an option of a local language version web site * This will enhance and improve the participating countries ability to deal with the brownfields issue and it will create the required critical mass of knowledge.
* This will lead to (and enable) policy changes, legal framework amendments and the creation of new tools to aid brownfield solutions.
Achieved Objectives:
LEPOB LEAFLET               
Report from the Polish LEPOB seminar held on 17. December 2004 at the Silezian University              
Report from the Slovak seminarheld on 23rd November 2004 at the SPECTRA Centre of the Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, 
Slovak Republic LEPOB paper for the CABERNET conference in Belfast, April 2005
Product Descriptions:
Project results:              
* Create a regional brownfield education and reference internet site.               
* Adapt local language versions of it to be managed by local partners              
* Organize country based brownfields seminars with a broad institutional base to ascertain the level of country information available              
* Provide generic teaching products and a handbook in co-operation with top EU expertise               
* Demonstrate novel teaching methods in venues organised in co-operation with local partners               
* Select teachers from participants of these demonstration courses and run a specific training session in English for selected teachers               
* Transfer courses to local partners – either through academia, professional associations and / or regulators               
* Disseminate products through local bodies using programs that would draw on local educational priorities in structural funding and thus extend the course 
life after this project is finished *Local partners will post the local language versions of the handbook on their local website and will set up a reference site for the local language course
teaching materials. These course materials would be maintained and exploited by local partners applying for further funding programs, and in the long term,
would be maintained by subscription from course attendance * Partners will apply for local accreditation for the local language course versions to become a part of the local continuing professional education
Additional Information:

Project Resources:
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 6
Link to Organisations:
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Dr Denise Lambkin  Who does what?  04/09/2005 12:16:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  08/12/2006 11:30:00