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Partnerschaften & Kooperationsprojekte

Strategische Partnerschaften

Strategische Partnerschaften sollen die Entwicklung, den Transfer und/oder die Umsetzung von Innovationen und von gemeinsamen Initiativen zur Förderung der Zusammenarbeit, des Peer- Learning und des Erfahrungsaustauschs auf der europäischen Ebene unterstützen.

Im Hochschulbereich sollen im Rahmen der Projekte innovative Ergebnisse erarbeitet und/oder die intensive Verbreitung und Nutzung bestehender und neu geschaffener Produkte oder innovativer Ideen gefördert werden.

Die HSWT beteiligt sich seit 2017 erfolgreich an dem Programm.

KA203 - Strategic Partnerships for higher education

Water Areas Vision for Europe (WAVE) - Integrated knowledge and visions for sustainable water landscapes in Europe

Projektlaufzeit: 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2022

Water Areas Vision for Europe (WAVE) aims to create integrated knowledge and visions for the sustainable development of water areas and floodplains in urban and peri-urban contexts in Europe. WAVE Living Labs Constanta (RO), Bucharest (RO) , Naples (IT), Tartu (EE), Brussels (BE), Freising (GE), and Nürtingen (GE) will bring educational institutions and communities together to collaborate. During the WAVE project the universities will partner with local NGOs, schools, stakeholders, and other beneficiary groups to initiate the resolution of water related landscape challenges specific to their local contexts.

Sustainable development of water areas and floodplains is still not achieving its full potential, although relevant policy is already in place. In order to address these profound sustainability challenges, a transformative educational programme with the following innovative elements will be set up:

  • Synthesizing interdisciplinary knowledge about water areas and floodplains
  • Active community involvement with a living lab approach
  • Linking universities with local communities in joint learning environments
  • Applying innovative methods for cross-sectoral assessment, strategy building and visioning for the sustainable development of water areas and floodplains
  • Bridging analysis, strategy building and design by innovative ICT approaches (Geodesign)
  • Foster the generation of innovative solutions by bridging disciplinary, sectoral and institutional boundaries under the common framework of water areas and floodplains

Ausführliche Informationen zum Projekt:

Inclusive coastal landscapes (CO-LAND): activating green and blue infrastructure for sustainable development of the urban-land interface

Projektlaufzeit: 01.09.2017 - 31-12-2020

The problem

CO-LAND stands for Inclusive Coastal Landscapes. Coastal landscapes across Europe are often characterized by overlaying and competing land uses. They are focus areas for settlements and infrastructure, especially road and train networks, and many industries and commercial zones that benefit from close access to harbors. Conversely, the tourism industry is also a major driving force with its own development dynamics and typical spatial patterns. All those economic potentials have attracted people to settle on the coast. This process is ongoing, leading to unsustainable development such as urban sprawl and irreversible consumption of soil and other natural resources. However, water-based recreation has various positive effects on human health and wellbeing – in relation to physical exercise and mental wellbeing, which is why on the one hand people love to visit ​the seaside on vacation while on the other hand poor or restricted access to waterscapes raises issues of social equity and spatial justice. The urban-land interface is also an important and often vulnerable habitat zone for flora and fauna which brings additional demands on such areas and also places them at risk from damage and degradation of the territory. This vulnerability is increased by the effects of climate change. Being a pole of human settlement since early times, coastal landscapes are also often extremely rich in cultural heritage and form part of our collective memory and identity. Their sustainable and integrated planning, design and management is crucial for the mental, social, physical and economic well-being of many European citizens.

The goal

The overall goal of this project is to make higher education more relevant for society. We want to equip students not only with relevant knowledge, methods and tools, but also encourage them in building visionary and democratic mindsets. Planning and design decisions need to derive their legitimacy from a grounded understanding of local needs, values and goals. Emerging professionals must be trained to develop transformative planning competences. Next to envisioning alternative futures, they also need to be able to empower community members to take an active role in shaping those futures. This strategic partnership will therefore develop an international blended learning environment in which students from various planning disciplines can qualify themselves for addressing the specific spatial, social and environmental challenges of coastal landscapes in Europe with integrative, creative and inclusive methods.
The consortium will develop and test an open online course during which learners will collaborate in interdisciplinary and virtual teams on local case studies. Along with this, relevant theories, methods and tools will be introduced in the form of online lectures and open educational resources. In this context, staff trainings will be conducted in order to enable all teachers to conduct student centred and interactive lectures and seminars in a virtual classroom. The consortium will further organise four subsequent intensive study programmes in partnership with coastal communities in Romania, Estonia, Belgium and Italy. The CO-LAND method and case studies will be documented and disseminated to the European academic community and coastal municipalities.

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KA204 - Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Learning how to tell the good food story

This project is about exchanging good practices, focusing on adult education, by introducing a transnational cooperation between different organisations and their staff interested in finding new creative and novel ways to understand and stimulate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial skills and innovation within the agri-food sector by, amongst others, documenting and communicating the good examples, best practices – good stories that serve to fuel the above. The participants are also in particular interested in exploring and promoting how to stimulate open innovation and open education including developing educational tools and materials using digital technologies in efficient, collaborative and creative ways such as e-learning.
The project also has a close connection to, or even its roots in, the European cultural heritage, considering that the partners wish to exchange experiences on how to tell the good food story. The consortium is presuming/believing that one key to supporting the development in the agri-food sector, including social cohesion, economic growth as well as job creation, is to intertwine the very hands on and literally down to earth agri-food sector of research and education with for example art and creativity such as the making of documentaries or research within economy, bordering to philosophy focusing on the role of the dreams of the entrepreneurs within the agri-food sector.


Dieses Projekt wurde mit Unterstützung der Europäischen Kommission finanziert. Die Verantwortung für den Inhalt dieser Veröffentlichung trägt allein der Verfasser; die Kommission haftet nicht für die weitere Verwendung der darin enthaltenen Angaben.


Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
International Office, Funding and Career Service (IFC)
Weihenstephaner Berg 5
85354 Freising

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Ansprechpartnerin WAVE

Prof. Ingrid Schegk

Ansprechpartnerin CO-LAND

Prof. Ingrid Schegk

Ansprechpartnerin Food Story

Prof. Dr. Özlem Özmutlu Karslioglu