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CREATING THE NETWORK OF KNOWLEDGE LABS FOR SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT ENVIRONMENTS – KLABS - 15.10.2015-14.10.2018

The project Creating the Network of Knowledge Labs for Sustainable and Resilient Environments is capacity building action in the field of higher education, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. KLABS is an educational platform that addresses two current and equally important challenges of urban and rural built environments in Western Balkan – sustainability and resilience to climate change.


MAIN RESULTS

Reviews of Sustainability and Resilience of the Built Environment for Education, Research and Design

Thematic book series consisted of five volumes in English language, with 54 state-of-the-art, original, research articles written by 83 authors from 12 countries from the European Union and the Western Balkans



Network of Knowledge Labs for Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment in the Balkans / Mreža laboratorija znanja za održivu i otpornu građenu sredinu na Balkanu

Regional network established between the Western Balkan participants in the project KLABS, with the overall aim to continuously promote sustainable development and resilience of the built environment, in educational, research and professional terms, by:


Pregledi održivosti i otpornosti građene sredine

Thematic book in national languages of Western Balkans participants in the project KLABS




Study programmes and courses

SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Faculty of Technical Sciences, Kosovska Mitrovica

ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT
Faculty of Civil Engineering, „Džemal Bijedić“ University of Mostar

ENERGY EFFICIENT AND GREEN ARCHITECTURE
Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade

FIRE PROTECTION
Higher Technical Professional School, Zvečan

INTEGRATED DESIGN: ARCHITECTURE, CITY AND LANDSCAPE
Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Banja Luka

ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF SETTLEMENTS
State University in Novi Pazar


Centres and Labs for Sustainable and Resilient Environments

Six Western Balkan higher education institutions participating in the project KLABS have established and equipped the institutional educational and research units – centres and labs with the main objective to support the implementation of developed KLABS programmes and courses, and the functioning of the Regional Network of Knowledge Labs for Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment in the Balkans.


NEED FOR PROJECT

KLABS formula is research-oriented; project development methodology relied on the definition of realistic problem in considered Western Balkan urban and rural built areas which today are faced with challenges in terms of sustainable development and adaptation to climate change. Sustainability is recognized as a fundamental condition for the progress of society at all levels...

Workplan

Work methodology in project KLABS was elaborated through five work package types, encompassing in total 24 work packages necessary to achieve project aims and objectives. WP 1 - Initiation of project implementation included organisation of Kick-off meeting at the coordinator's seat, analyses of needs, constrains and possibilities for WB curricula development...

Objectives

The overall aim of the project Creating the Network of Knowledge Labs for Sustainable and Resilient Environments, according to the original plan, was to support modernisation of higher education in Western Balkans by implementing strategic approach in the development of innovative platform for the delivery of knowledge about sustainable and resilient environments...