Visit to Split, Croatia – 2015

SUMMER WORKSHOP “BOUNDARIES AND BORDERS”, UNIST, SPLIT, CROATIA (AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 12, 2015)

Summer workshop in UNIST, Split was very fruitful and yielded efficient results given below in accordance with WPs.

WP 1: Developing methodology of selecting multidisciplinary teams for UNIST summer school. Start of UNIST summer school was preceded by efficient cooperation of UA and EU experts in terms of developing RSD methodology of selecting multicultural, multidisciplinary teams. The project experts studied summer school thematic frames on the basis of which the matrix of problems has been defined. After that the matrix of problems has been converted into the matrix of tasks. The specified tasks are used for defining competences need for their solving. Lists of generic, professional, research competences for Msc, PhD & LLL have been developed by UA experts (P11).

WP 2: Coordination meeting on state of the art of CU readiness at UNIST. Consortium members met to discuss the state of the art of SEHSI CU readiness and training materials. New updated table of CU readiness was uploaded to dropbox. Self-developing knowledge base of training materials (SDKBTM) was enriched by new training resources provided by EU supervisors. Markus Tomaselli (P1) gave a detailed analysis of the current situation and shared valuable materials for all CUs of the 6th module. Anna Grgic (P5) contributed materials for the 1st module. Tadej Glazar (P8), Christoph Luchsinger (P1), Stanislav Sizaret (P2) also shared training materials for SDKBTM and provided a valuable feedback on CU annotations submitted by UA authors. No feedback was received from Ferrara (P3) and Valencia (P4) partners. It was decided to apply to these supervisors for a feedback since October1, 2015 when the academic year officially starts.

WP 3: Self-developing knowledge base of training materials (SDKBTM) development. At the meeting of SEHSI consortium at UNIST Kharkiv IT-experts Kamynin V. and Mikheev I. presented further developments of SDKBTM. Google API was integrated by IT expert Ivan Mikheev. This allows for the possibility of having files backed up to Google Drive and previewed using its standard tools. Views and download counters have been programmed. “Search results” page was designed and created by Vladyslav Kamynin. Things to be done are: the registration page, “material information” page, merging the programmed code with styling and design.

WP 4: Stategy of pilot training (PT) preparation at UA universities. Due to one-year schedule shift, PT starts on October 15, 2015. UA coordinators agreed a step-by-step strategy of PT start. According to this strategy the following steps are being realized: 1) booklets with information concerning PT promotion at 5 UA Universities are being distributed among potential students; 2) registration for selecting RSD training group of 20 MSc, PhD, LLL students is planned to start on September 15, 2015; 3) UA mentors have been selected;4) e-training packages of the 1st two modules (including RSD curriculum; 8 CUs in English and native languages, 4 virtual introductory lectures, 40 CU PPP) are being uploaded on the e-platform STVteam.com; 5) SEHSI self-developing knowledge base of training materials has been enriched by materials of EU supervisors of modules; 6) timetable of group sessions, distance learning lectures and virtual seminars is being developed; 7) schedule of EU experts lecturing is being discussed; 8) templates of document certifying RSD training on the basis of SEHSI curriculum is being developed by KNUCEA team; 9) Infrastructure for PT has been organized in all UA universities. In KNUCEA the following infrastructure has been developed for PT start: e-Expo Hall, Computer Modeling Lab, 3D Lab, Teamwork Center, and SEHSI Project’s Management Center. SEHSI Pilot Training (PT) within summer school in Split. Participation of 21 UA students as well as tutors from Varna, Vienna, Ljubljana, Valencia,Split and 5 UA tutors in UNIST summer school is a part of SEHSI pilot training. This summer workshop lasted for two weeks and dealt with Split region sustainable development in the context of its borders and boundaries. At the beginning of the 2nd week tutors and students from Winterthur, Graz and Skopje joined the workshop. The workshop program was very fruitful and efficient. During these 2 weeks participants visited sites of regional sustainable development (tour around Trogir-Split-Omis; tour of Diocletian’s Palace and territory of Split 3) attended lectures on Split heritage (delivered by dr.sc.Snjezana Perojevic), urban development (by dr.sc. Sanja Matijevic Barcot), infrastructure (by dr.sc. Dario Gabric), industry (by dr.sc.Dujmo Zizic), sociology (Ivan Puzek, mag.soc.), economy(dr.sc.Maja Fredotovic). All these events contributed to better recognition of Split problems and the development of methodology of multidisciplinary work on sustainable solutions. Students worked in 6 multidisciplinary, multicultural groups which dealt with the following research topics: 1. Regional relationships; 2. Industry and the city; 3. Renovation of post-social residential areas; 4. Temporary life in the historical city; 5. Fragments of the city; 6. Infrastructure for residentials. During this summer workshop valuable deliverables have been gained: 1. Summer school methodology has been further developed; 2. Methodology of creating multidisciplinary, multicultural teams on the basis of matrix of problems and matrix of tasks; 3. Methodology of RSD training based on RSD competence profiles; 4. SDKBTM enriched by concrete RSD training resources; 5. Summer school presentations and reports were developed for evaluation and dissemination purposes.

WP 5: Internal evaluation of Split summer workshop. A team of KNUCEA evaluation experts developed the questionnaire for summer workshop participants that included the following questions: 1. Was there multidisciplinary interaction in teams? 2. In what way was it achieved? 3. Was this multidisciplinary interaction efficient? 4. What lessons have been learnt from this interaction? After processing the results, it became clear that wok of some multidisciplinary teams proved to be efficient and synergetic while in other groups efficient cooperation wasn’t achieved due to a number of reasons. The 2nd week of workshop has been organized in a different way. A multidisciplinary team of experts was formed for providing consultations to students. After meeting of prof. Sergeyeva T. and experts from Ljubljana on issues concerning future summer school, the following conclusions were drawn: 1. Principles of forming balanced multidisciplinary teams should be based on topics and competences within chosen thematic fields; 2. Instruments for multidisciplinary dialogue (like matrix of problems, matrix of tasks and matrix of competences) should be used; 3. Free choice of topics, strategies and instruments for workshop participants.

WP6: SEHSI dissemination within UNIST summer school. Within summer school the following dissemination events took place: 1. Results of summer school methodology have been reported in lectures delivered by school participants. All lectures have been shared in Dropbox; 2. Presentation by IT-expert V.Kamynin on SDKBTM development, presentation of RSD project methodology by prof. O.Fomenko, presentation of matrix of tasks and matrix of problems have been shared among all participants and uploaded to Dropbox; 3. Matrix of tasks and matrix of problems were printed out and distributed among participants; 4. Video materials and summer workshop results were uploaded on the project web-site and shared via social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google+; 5. Experience gained at this summer school will be shared in UA universities.

WP7: SEHSI sustainability development within summer school at UNIST. A series of meetings within Split summer school has been hold by consortium members for RSD network development and signing bilateral agreements. Human training and e-learning resources were developed for providing sustainability of SEHSI project results. Methodology of multidisciplinary teamwork will be used in UA universities as an example of project sustainability. Development of human resources (21 UA students, PhD, tutors) and expertise gained within summer school provide sustainability after project completion.

WP8: Coordination meeting of consortium members at UNIST. During the SEHSI coordination meeting the following issues were discussed: 1. Pilot phase kickoff on the 15.10.15 at UA universities (WP ); 2. Monitoring visit in the end of October in Kharkiv (WP5); 3. Self-developing knowledge base (presentation of EU developers zone) ; 4. SEHSI project promotion, communication & dissemination via Dropbox, site, Facebook (WP6 & WP7); 5. Financial issues: stuff cost, travel, printing.