European Standards for Vocational Training in Urban Regeneration

Our partnership aims at establishing proper and reliable standards of vocational training in integrated urban regeneration. The principle is to provide a basis for thinking about urban regeneration and therefore the partnership involves academics and practitioners. We would like to achieve through provision of manuals containing examples of best practices in urban regeneration form Europe. The project is funded by the Leonardo da Vinci fund to develop a strong partnership and framework for future collaboration; however we are planning to expand the project through a different stream of funding.

In the first year of the project partners exchange know-how in field of urban regeneration as a interdisciplinary subject of didactic and vocational activity, comprising heritage management, financial aspects of regeneration projects, GIS analysis, sustainability and innovative applied urban conservation methods. The main approach will be continuous dialogue between partner institutions during meetings, mutual visits and through exchange of didactic and training materials.

During the second year of the project the partners will develop manuals for practitioners from each partner country focused on different aspects of urban regeneration, based on the most up to date case studies from each partner. This approach will ensure that partners can present good examples of practice in their countries and provide an opportunity to think how these could work in other places.

The final manuals should form a basis for programmes of vocational training and for formulation of uniform standards for vocational training in the field of urban regeneration. Its particular value is in focus on the World Heritage Site Cities, which are required to maintain highly effective management regimes in order to meet standards set up by the Word Heritage Committee, not only in spatial terms, but also social, concerning outreach schemes. The outcomes of the project will be translated into native languages of each partner.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

The fourth meeting in sun-roasted Vienna - June 2013

The main objective was to discuss and introduce further changes in structures of the manuals to achieve a coherent approach. It is particularly important as the manuals have to pave the way for the final report. Moreover, the mechanism that the partnership is developing has to be applicable on the future partners who will be hopefully joining the partnership to expand the SATURN idea.

It was our first meeting at CEIT Alanova’s offices and opportunity to see how the institute operates. The meeting was joined by the director of the institute, Manfred Schrenk, who unveiled us some of the projects the institute is involved in. Sadly, one of our colleagues, Daniela Patti, from the institute had to leave the partnership due to sabbatical break. Nevertheless, Julia Neuschmid joined the project to represent CEIT Alanova. Also Burcu Akinci (CEIT Alanova), who designed SATURN’s logo, as well as EWH’s project manager Fiona Rankin attended the meeting.  

The meeting in Vienna involved visits to regeneration sites, which may be used as case studies in SATURN. 


The former anchor bread factory in the 10th District is home to ten institutions for contemporary art. Until about ten years ago this was still baked bread. Contemporary art is now at the center of the anchor bread factory in Vienna's  favourites. Beginning of the 20th Century built, have settled since 2009, studios, galleries and showrooms around the two huge courtyards of industrial building.

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                                             Visit to the Westgürtel regeneration project with Architect Silja 

Vienna’s WestGürtel area alongside one of the city’s most congested through  roads, which was in the process of deteriorating into a slum area, was successfully  regenerated through a mix of urban-development, job-creation, social and  cultural measures. The work was carried out under the auspices of the URBION project – URBan InterventION WestGürtel – which also came to assume an important image-bearing function for the entire URBAN I programme in Vienna.

                                                          Further information (page 40-41)

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