Past project archive



E-CLIC - An experiment on the Landscape Convention                        ,

The main concern of E-CLIC was to change peoples’ perception of EU policies, make them more familiar to the non-professional and encourage people to assess the impact of such policies upon their lives and everyday activities. Moreover, E-CLIC tried innovative methods to involve people in policy making and policy assessment, taking advantage of the power of ICTs and the internet, and focusing on the European Landscape Convention (ELC) as a “pilot case” of European policy with a direct impact on the environment and economy of all human communities. A learning methodology and a number of interactive learning tools including a “European Landscape Database of Best Practice”; and a library of ICT resources that may help demonstrate the challenges faced by landscapes were created.

Duration: 2013-2015; Lifelong Learning Programme

GreenMan - Tartu, Rezekne, Pskov: Green Management forUrban Development & Planning in EE-LV-RU Border Capitals. 

GreenMan was a Russia/Estonia/Latvia cooperation project focussing on the management of urban green spaces. It connected three cities (Pskov RU, Rezekne LV and Tartu EE) with three universities. Among the impacts were the implementation of projects in all three cities plus the prodiction of tools and a manual for green space management which can be downloaded here (English, Russian, Latvian and Estonian versions)

(D)rain for Life - Promoting Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems in Estonia-Latvia cross-border area to improve the environment for active and sustainable communities. 

Promoting Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems in Estonia-Latvia cross-border area to improve the environment for active and sustainable communities. The project explored the best ways to develop sustainable urban drainage systems in Estonia and Latvia. Joint feasibility studies in Baldone (LV), Võru (EE), Rīga (LV) and Pärnu (EE) looked for the most efficient ways to drain surface waters back into the environment in ecological ways without expensive piping works. Local community groups were actively involved in discussions and educated about these issues.

Duration: 2012-2013

ASPIS - Auditing the Sustainability of Public Spaces. ASPIS was a 3-year European project, running from 2009 to 2012, co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme (Transversal Programmes – Key Activity 3 ICT – Multilateral Projects). ASPIS involved 7 European countries and 9 organisations, including universities, planning and IT consultancies, research institutes and local authorities, aiming to promote learning for public participation in planning and raise awareness on the sustainability of open public spaces among citizens and professionals (architects/planners/students). The project introduces a Games-based Learning (GBL) methodology, complemented with other interactive communication/internet-based tools, aiming to encourage “learning by-doing” through simulation, negotiation and role-playing. The learning products of ASPIS address professional architects and planners as much as citizens, and are also designed for introduction in school and university curricula, making learning more attractive and relevant to real life situations.

CANEPAL - The European Heritage of Sheep Farming and Pastoral Life.

Canepal was a project under the EU Culture programme studying at and celebrating the pastoral life around the management of sheep – landscapes, food, culture, customs etc. Among the outputs were exhibitions and a cookbook of recipes
Duration: 2012-2014; Culture programme