On February 16-17, 2021 the Kick off Meeting of the consortium of the international project "Capacity Building in Sustainablity for Architectural Heritage" (SAH) was held within the the Erasmus+ programme.
The Project started this January and will last 3 years. Project goal: based on European experience, the development of a new international master's course in the field of sustainable development of architectural heritage, as well as the creation of innovative infrastructure in the face of growing interest in the architectural heritage; development of teaching aids; purchase of the necessary equipment; creation of an international network center.
This project is very important and relevant not only for our University, but also for Russia as a whole. The use of European experience will make it possible to train specialists capable of solving modern strategic tasks of sustainable development of the architectural heritage.
The Project partners: Universities of Italy (main project coordinatorf the University of L'Aquila), Germany, Greece, Armenia, Iran (Tehran and Tabriz) and Russia (Kazan, Moscow, Samara, Arkhangelsk). During the two days of the Kick off Meeting, all stages of the project implementation, project management issues, the quality of the master courses developed within the project in each university, as well as the necessary reporting documentation for each partner within the project were discussed in detail.
Opening remarks were made by Prof. Edoardo Alesse, the Rector of the University of L'Aquila. The representatives of the Erasmus National Offices from the participating countries took part in the meetings with a detailed report on what the project participants should pay attention to in the process of its implementation, taking into account also the peculiarities of resolving issues in each individual country; representatives of the European Commission with recommendations for the successful implementation of the project, as well as representatives of international departments of participating universities and academic staff responsible in each university for the development of new master courses in the field of sustainable development of architectural heritage, making short presentations about the university, their professional competencies and experience in theme of the project.
Our University was represented by the Associate Professor of the Department of Reconstruction, Restoration of Architectural Heritage and Fundamentals of Architecture Svetlana Persova who made a report on the experience of preserving heritage in the Republic of Tatarstan, also by the Head of the International Relations Olga Poroshenko and by the Head of Translation Department Lilia Gilmeeva.
In conclusion, the participants jointly approved the Minutes of the meetings, as well as the work plan for the current year. The meeting was held online, in English.