Visit to Zaragoza, Spain – June, 2015

Training Trainers meeting at UZA, Zaragoza, Spain (22-26 June, 2015)

WP1: Training of trainers activity covered: 1) acquaintance with UZA students and experts projects of city sustainable development (J. Monclús, C. Díez and A. Fernández-Ges); 2) methodological issues of USD training (J. Monclús and A. Fernández-Ges); 3) UZA publishing activity (J. Monclús and A. Fernández-Ges); 4) UZA e-learning resources (J. Monclús and A. Fernández-Ges); 5. UZA departments (architectural, engineering) and library. Key activity was aimed at providing sustainability of SEHUD project results via developing bilateral agreement as well as at developing USD network. During meeting at the School of Architecture of UZA a presentation "Methodology of identifying competences required for solving problems within projects in the context of principles of sustainability under conditions of crises (system approach)" was made by professor O. Fomenko (KNUCEA).

WP2: During meeting substantial part of activity was devoted to the USD Modules development: Module 2: Pilar tower (sight from the top), La Seo, Roman and Medieval city, “Mudéjar” heritage (presented by J. Monclús and C. Díez); Goya Museum, Pablo Gargallo Museum, Pablo Serrano Museum (Instituto Aragonés de Arte Contemporáneo, IAAC); Module 5: Sustainability, energy efficiency, Eco design (Octavio Cabello Villalobos); Module 2,7: modern Spanish architecture, city branding (Bilbao effect); Module 7: New Southern city housing developments (Valdespartera). There was also made a presentation devoted to the methodological issues by S. Danilov: "Methodology of developing USD curriculum based on real problems solving".

WP3: A. Kolesnikova and V. Kamynin presented SEHUD e-learning resources: infrastructure, hardware (e-expo centre, e-training center, EU projects e-management centre); software (e-learning platform "STVTeam", self- developing knowledge base) and SEHUD project website. J. Monclús and A. Fernández-Ges presented UZA e-learning resources: weekly syllabus reflecting topics, events, training resources as well as students’ exercises corresponding different levels of study. A. Fernández-Ges shared standard format and template of students’ projects for dissemination and development horizontal interaction between EU-UA students. It was agreed to share existing e-learning resources as well as to find experts who can help to develop SEHUD e-learning platform (e-learning process management and statistics for getting feedback that can be used for improving USD course quality). Strategic modal that was initially developed by KNUCEA for providing system approach to e-learning was agreed to be shared with UZA for orientation in collaborative work.

WP4: Pilot training was reflected at discussing students workshop in Kharkiv and presentation of students project methodology "Step by step strategy of rehabilitation of ecologically depressive zones on the bases of principles of self-sufficiency and sustainable development (presented by O. Fomenko and S. Danilov);

WP5: evaluation of the UZA visit events on the basis of specially developed questionnaire was made and received the highest rank by participants;

WP6: For dissemination of SEHUD project results it was proposed to write articles and participate in two international conferences that are planned in October 2015 in Kharkiv and are devoted to the following issues: "Sustainable development as a factor of human wellbeing" (hosted by Kharkiv National University named after G. Skovoroda) and "Architecture, Ecology, Innovations (Sustainable Development - 2)" (hosted by KNUCEA). It was agreed to share detailed information concerning articles format and conferences programs. It was discussed the issues of promotion of SEHUD project via Wikipedia with links to partner universities sites and SEHUD platform as well as UZA involvement into development of SEHUD self-developing knowledge base using computer program newly developed by KNUCEA.

WP7: Development of SEHUD network: T. Sergeyeva (KNUCEA), J. Monclús and C. Díez (UZA) visited RRII of UZA for meeting with Beatriz Valiente. It was discussed the procedure and format of bilateral agreements. The templates of UZA and KNUCEA agreements were shared and it was agreed to fill them with concrete activities. During meeting of UZA and UA partners discussion about the content of bilateral agreements between UA and EU Universities was organized. As a result a prospective list of proposals for collaborative projects within bilateral agreement UZA-KNUCEA was developed. It includes the following themes: 1. Strategies of rehabilitation of Mass Housing Estates (60-70 of XX century) in EU and UA (proposed by J. Monclús, C. Díez) ; 2. Methodology of developing USD curriculum and selecting multidisciplinary teams with the help of complex matrix aimed at identifying conditions, goals, problems as well as set and content of competences required for their solutions; 3. Strategies of cities ecological rehabilitation; 4. Video-ecology as a means of aesthetical rehabilitation of visually depressive areas of the city; 5. Parametric modeling as a means analysis and design of ecologically positive environment of the city; 6. Virtual reality as a polygon for testing innovative technologies in architecture; 7. Smart technologies as a means of ecological organization of innovative architectural environment; 8. Citizen life quality development by means of reducing transport flows "home-work-home" in smart city of sustainable development (proposed by O. Fomenko and S. Danilov); 9. Fundamental concept of "The European Home": values, cultural, identity, technological, environmental aspects of European synergetic sustainable development; 10. Smart use of natural resources for solving ecological problems (bioclimatic) on the bases of technological heritage within different climatic conditions; 11. Sameness and differences as bases of synergetic interaction and sustainable development of modern integrating society (proposed by I. Klimov);

New links were established with Octavio Cabello Villalobos - expert in Sustainability, energy efficiency, Ecodesign. He represents the engineering bio climatic research team based on SARAGOSSA start up center housed in smart building. He presented working bio climatic systems, shared visual materials for USD course units and proposed collaboration in the field of bio-climatic to Igor Klimov who is supervising this research at KNUCEA. New links were also established between Oksana Fomenko (KNUCEA) and Luis Agustin, Angelica Fernández - professors of UZA Architectural department specialized in architectural graphics.

WP8: 1. Plan of concrete actions concerning UZA-KNUCEA collaboration after SEHUD project life was developed; 2. Templates of bilateral agreements were shared; 3. Templates of students project presentations on SEHUD site for the purpose of dissemination and developing horizontal interactions between EU-UA students were shared; 4. Information concerning international conferences on sustainable development in Ukraine was delivered.