Program

Monday 8:  DAY 0 – Introductory Activities

  • 9.00 – Welcome by Josep Vila – Project Leader UdG
  • 9.15 – Basic facts about TLCS and competence analysis – Paula Inkeroinen – UEF
  • 9.30 – The Pilot Course – Program, Approach and practical issues – Sergi Nuss – UdG
  • 10.00 – The Case Studies – Àngel Zornoza – UdG
  • 10.30 – Coffebreak
  • 11.00 – 13.00 – Expert exploratory session 1: Planning and engaging communities for low-carbon development and climate change.
    • 11.00 – Anna Pibernat – ECTADAPT Project – CILMA
    • 11.25 – Anna Camp – BeEnergi Program Diputació de Girona
    • 11.50 – Ragnhild Marie Hammer – Climate Partners Network, Arendal – Norway (Skype presentation)
    • 12.15 – Jukka Nykänen – North Karelia Region, Finland
    • 12.40 – Open questions by the audience

-> presentations of 20′ (5′ margin for shifting speakers and lost time) and all questions left for the end.

  • 13.00 – Lunch in University cantine

Monday 8:  DAY 0 – Introductory Activities

  • 14.00 – 15.30 – Expert exploratory session 2: Landscape planning and ecosystem services assessment for low-carbon development.
    • 14.00 – Albert Llausàs – Geography Department UdG
    • 14.25 – Fulvio Rizzo – Geography Department UEF
    • 14.50 – Raimo Itkonen – Metsähallitus, Finland.
    • 15.15 – Open questions by the audience
  • 15.30-15.45h – Coffee Break
  • 15.45-17.00h – Workshop – Data, references and tools for the Pilot Coure: Sergi Nuss and Àngel Zornoza (UdG)
  • 17.00-18.30h – Short walking city tour – Narcís Vicens – Diputació de Girona
  • 20.30h Dinner in local restaurant (Le Bistrot)

Tuesday 9: TRIP – From La Garrotxa to the Sea

  • 7.30h Departure from Girona
  • 9-10.15h Venue: Landscape Observatory:
    • European Sustainable Tourism Chart  – Josep M. Prats / Expert  Garrotxa Volcanoes Natural Park
    • The Landscape Observatory of Catalonia – Pere Sala – Director.
  • 10.30-11.00h Coffee-break in B-Crek
  • 11.00-12.00h Visit of Espai Zero – Zero Emissions Building
  • 13.30-14.30h Lunch in L’Escala
  • 14.45-15.45h Venue: City Hall
  • Farming, water and local energy Systems: Barbara Schmidt – Salvem l’Empordà and Energy Sovereignity Network
  • 16.00-17.00h Visit of LEED certified Hostal Empúries.
  • 17.00h Travel to group destinations

Stop in Vilademuls – Mas Vidal (dinner supplied by Restaurant La Serra)

Final stop in Lloret de Mar – Hotel Samba (dinner in Hotel)

Wednesday 10: DESIGNING DATA COLLECTION / WELCOME EVENT

Lab work venue: Community Center Sant Esteve de Guialbes

  • 9-9.30h: Introduction – What do we know of Vilademuls? – S. Nuss, UdG
  • 9.30-11.30h: Low-carbon food-systems (and PC meals) – Arrels a Taula
  • 10.30-14h: Lab work. The Terraprim landscape charter and landscape fieldwork data collection – Pere Sala – Landscape Observatory

Self-service brunch in lab room; self-arranged breaks.

  • 14h ‘Go & Explore’ – Vilademuls bicycle tour (3h)
  • 17h Welcome by the Mayor: event in the Rural Life Museum
  • 18h Free Time
  • 20h Dinner (self-cooked; team organization required)

Lab work venue: Hotel space

  • 9-10h: Introduction – What do we know of Lloret de Mar? – Elisabeth Keegan and Anna Aulet – Technical Experts – Lloret de Mar Municipality
  • 10-14h: Lab work. Lloret de Mar: field-work data collection methods and tools. Ariadna Gabarda and Josep Pueyo – Geography Dep. UdG

Self-service brunch in lab room; self-arranged breaks.

  • 14h ‘Go & Explore’ – Lloret de Mar tour (3h) – Jordi Draper – Antrhopologist.
  • 17h Welcome by the Mayor – Santa Clotilde Gardens
  • 18h Free Time
  • 20h Dinner in local restaurant

Thursday 11: GROUP FACILITATION ACTIVITIES

  • 9-14h: Lab work and field work. Completing data collection and workshop materials

Self-service brunch in lab room; self-arranged breaks.

  • 14-17h. Group facilitation exercises and techniques – Dani Vidal
  • 17-20h. Free Time
  • 20-21h. Dinner – (self-cooked; team organization required)
  • 9-14h: Lab work and field work. Completing data collection and workshop materials

Self-service brunch in lab room; self-arranged breaks.

  • 14-17h. Group facilitation exercises and techniques – Marina Pera
  • 17-20h. Free Time
  • 20-21h. – Dinner in local restaurant

Friday 12: INTERVIEWS / TARGET VISIT / OUTDOOR DINNER

  • 9-10h. Visit – SAT Sant Mer Biogas Plant – Jaume Vicens – Egineer – APERGAS
  • 10-13h. Field work – Interviews and survey

Self-service brunch in lab room; self-arranged breaks.

  • 13-18h. Lab work. Completing workshop materials
  • 18-20h. Free Time
  • 20-22h Dinner – (self-cooked; team organization required)
  • 9-13h. Field Work – Interviews and survey

Self-service brunch in lab room; self-arranged breaks.

  • 13-16.15h. Lab work. Completing workshop materials
  • 16.15-17h. Circular Water Management – Natasa Atanasova – UdG (venue: lab room – Hotel Samba)
  • 17-18h. Visit – Hotel Samba – Environmentally Friendly Hotel – Eduard Coloma – Hotel Samba Director
  • 18-20h. Free time
  • 20-22h. Dinner at Night Market

Saturday 13: VILADEMULS: DIALOGUES – Open Workshop and Seminar*

Dialogues: The future of rural areas // The rural areas of the future

*: the seminar will be in Catalan to attract the local community and stakeholders. The workshop will be multi-lingual and facilitated by the students with the support of translation service. All the students and staff from Lloret de Mar will join the workshop and seminar in Vilademuls; a micro-bus service from will transfer everyone from Lloret to Vilademuls at 7.30 am.

  • 00-09.15h. Opening by the Mayor and the Program Coordinators
  • 09.15-09.30h. Introductory presentation of the Dialogues – S. Nuss (UdG)
  • 09.30-11.15h. Drivers of low-carbon rural areas: Forests and fire risk: Marc Castellnou (GRAF – Pau Costa F.); Pig Farms: Lluís Vila (Producer and Veterinary); Crops and soil: Mireia Llorente (CTFC); Food and Local Development:
    Neus Monllor i Emma Soy (Arrels a Taula)
  • 11.15-11.45h. Coffee Break – (Arranged by the town council)
  • 11.45-13.00h. Workshop – 15′ presentation of field work results by the students and break up into discussion groups.
  • 13.00-13.15h. Workshop conclusions and closure.
  • 13.15-15.00h. Lunch in Restaurant La Serra (Sant Esteve de Guialbes)
  • 15.00-17.00h. Outdoors activity – Birds and low-carbon development: Toni Llobet (Naturaprop)

Venue: Sant Esteve de Guialbes Community Centre.

Sunday 14: VILADEMULS AND LLORET DE MAR – Free Day

Self-arranged agenda and meals

Monday 15: LLORET DE MAR: DIALOGUES – Open Workshop and Seminar*

Dialogues: The future of tourism areas // The tourism areas of the future

*: the seminar will be in Catalan to attract the local community and stakeholders. The workshop will be multi-lingual and facilitated by the students with the support of translation service. All the students and staff from Vilademuls will join the workshop and seminar in Lloret de Mar; a micro-bus service from will transfer everyone from Vilademuls to Lloret at 7.30 am.

  • 09.00-09.15h. Opening by the Mayor and the Program Coordinators
  • 09.15-09.30h. Introductory presentation of the Dialogues – J. Vila (UdG)
  • 09.30-11.00h. Drivers of low-carbon tourism areas: Sustainability Labels: Rosa Maria Fraguell (UdG); Water and climate change: Anna Ribas (UdG); Smart Destinations: Santi Solà (Calonge Municipality); Life Cycle of Tourists and Climate Change: Jaume Albertí (Unesco Chair on Life Cycle and Climate Change; ESCI-UPF)
  • 11.00-11.30h. Coffee Break – (Arranged by the town council)
  • 11.30-12.45h. Workshop – 15′ presentation of field work results by the students and break up into discussion groups.
  • 12.45-13.00h. Workshop conclusions and closure.
  • 13.00-15.00h. Lunch in Local Restaurant
  • 15.00-17.00h. Outdoors activity – Hinterlands: the unknown secrets of the coast: Josep Maria Juhé (Geographer). Departure from bus station.

Venue: Public Library Hall.

Tuesday 16: Results Analysis and Treatment for Communication

  • 9-17h Lab Work / Analysis and Treatment of Results

Lunch in Restaurant La Serra – self-arranged breaks

  • 20h Dinner (self-cooked)
  • 9-17h Lab Work / Analysis and Treatment of Results

Self-service brunch in lab room; self-arranged breaks.

  • 20h Dinner in local restaurant

Wednesday 17: Low-carbon certification – Proposal Design

  • 9-17h Lab Work / Proposal Design

Self-service brunch in lab room; self-arranged breaks.

  • 20h Dinner (self-cooked)
  • 9-17h Lab Work / Proposal Design

Self-service brunch in lab room; self-arranged breaks.

  • 20h Dinner in local restaurant

Thursday 18: Proposal Design and Communication of Outcomes

  • 9-17h Lab Work / Proposal Design and Presentation
  • 18h Presentation of results to the community

Self-service brunch in lab room; self-arranged breaks.

  • 20h Farewell Dinner – Grilled Lamb and Veggies with the local shepherd

Travels

  • 9-17h Lab Work / Proposal Design and Presentation
  • 18h Presentation of results to the community

Self-service brunch in lab room; self-arranged breaks.

  • 20h Farewell Dinner in Cala Boadella. Local Grilled Fish and Cremat on the beach

Travels

Friday 19: Final seminar, course evaluation and closure

  • 09.30h Opening: Minna Tanskanen and Josep Vila – viewpoint of teachers, some words, not exact speeches (total 10-15 min)
  • 09.45h Summary of Case Studies: 10 min per a group (20 min) + discussion about the contents and the ways of doing (total 45 min)
  • 10.30h Summary of the feedback done on Thursday (Paula could lead this) + Open discussion + “what I learnt” round (total 1 hour)
  • 11.30h Coffee-break
  • 12.00h Orientation to the next pilot course in Joensuu region (Finland) – Selkie film: http://www.prettygoodproductions.net/films/selkie-index
  • 13.00h Certificates and closure of Girona pilot course

Saturday 20: Travels