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Sustainable Management of Cultural Landscapes Online Conference Invitation: SUMCULA book

Sustainability and environment
Culture and languages

Welcome to an online conference on case studies and the virtual didactic material (‘the SUMCULA Book’)

16 Nov 2020
09:00 - 13:00
​​​​​​​The whole event will be presented through zoom and the link will be provided after registration
Registration deadline
13 November 2020

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The strategic partnership on Sustainable Management of Cultural Landscapes includes 13 partners from 10 countries. The project has a number of outputs as a result of productive cooperation of higher education institutions in the field of cultural landscapes and heritage studies. The Department of Conservation is the project leader.

Cultural landscapes can be understood in many perspectives and what they share is the material and intangible consequences of humanity’s interaction with the landscape in a broad variety of different areas and contents. The issues motivating this strategic partnership build on the experiences and competencies of the partners and rest in a number of issues such as:

  • how to organise stakeholders into a sustainable governance structures;
  • how to identify, describe and interpret material and intangible properties of the landscape;
  • how to develop strategies for valuation, preservation, development; and
  • how to develop sustainable local economies out of identified qualities of the landscape.

The objective of this partnership is through a number of case studies approach these issues as inroads to development of courses and didactic resources to be used on master’s level.

Program November 16

9-9.40 Introduction: The SUMCULA Reference Book – more than a coursebook
9.40-11 Workshop on the structure of the book
11-11.10 Break
11.10-13 SUMCULA Management meeting


SUMCULA is an Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships Programme, with thefollowing partners:

1. University of Gothenburg, Sweden,
2. University of Pécs, Hungary
3. Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary
4. Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency (LBDCA), Siófok, Hungary
5. European Ecocycles Society (ECyS)
6. University of Palermo (UNIPA), Palermo, Italy
7. UniLaSalle, Ecole des Métiers de l'Environnement (EME), Bruz, France
8. Mendel University (MENDELU), Brno, Czech Republic
9. GAIA Education, Findhorn, Scotland, UK
10. Slovak Agricultural University (SPU), Nitra, Slovakia
11. University College of Tourism and Ecology (WSTiE), Sucha Beskidzka, Poland
12. Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
13. University of Applied Sciences (HTW), Dresden, German