Intensive programme

A lifelong learning programme

The Intensive Programme (IP) is an intensive, two week-long, structured graduate course funded by the Erasmus-Lifelong Learning Programme and recognized within each partner university programme (4 to 6 ECTS).

It brings together students and teachers for a period of two weeks in one of the partner university cities, with the purpose of studying the main issues, transformative dynamics and/or ongoing urban/regional project(s) and plan(s) in the chosen locality.

The IP offers a combination of lectures, site visits, project work and presentations, mixing students and teachers from different countries and with different backgrounds. Students are grouped in ‘topic teams’, made of 5-7 people, and work together to produce a report and project presentation on a specific topic related to the case study general theme. Staff members from the participating institutions, together with local staff and representatives from local authorities and other local actors, provide lecturing and tutoring. The working language is English.

The IP provides a unique opportunity to mix students from different European universities and disciplinary backgrounds to discuss contemporary planning issues within the framework of a project work. The program is intensive but rewarding in terms of both academic training and cultural exchange.