Prof. Weckwerth was given the  ECLAS Lifetime Achievement Award on April 13th, during the
Hochschulkonferenz Landschaft, which he was also a founder of 39 years ago.

The city of Ghent, University College Ghent and KU Leuven organizes an international Summerschool about Green Climate Axes in the beautiful historic city of Ghent (Belgium). 

During a nine day summerschool, students will explore the design challenge for a number of green climate axes in Ghent. This exploration will cover different scales (axis, neighborhood, cross section) and will deal in a multidisciplinary way with urbanistic, green management, landscape and biological issues.

The Summerschool will be taking place from August 27th until September 4th. The Summerschool is free of charge. It is intended for 25 students in architecture, urbanism and (spatial) planning, landscape architecture and development, biology, bio-engineering, green management or related disciplines. English is the language used.


Candidates are invited to send a short CV or portfolio and a motivation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before April 30th 2018.

All paying ECLAS members may use the option for a reduced conference fee. Codes have been sent to all ECLAS contact persons.

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Budapest has been the snowy venue of a Multiplier event aiming to disseminate and enrich project EU-Land21: “Trans-European Education for Landscape Architects” (Nr. 2016-1-LT01-KA203-0232019) funded under the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership programme. The consortium gathers universities from Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Estonia and Lithuania, together with International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA-Europe).

The session tackles on the impact of European education networks on the student’s outputs and focuses on the project EU-Land21 outcomes for the social partners. Therefore a heterogenic audience was gathered to discuss on the project presented by the consortium member’s representatives, integrating academia, stakeholders and professionals.

The session aroused interesting points for Landscape Architecture Education, specially debating on the need for contemporary spatial designers to move, visit and share knowledge across Europe in order to further develop the professions in all its facets.

Furthermore the conversation led to discuss on legal requirement in the different countries, the importance – and difficulties to bridge- of mobility and on the requirements for the LA European studies as well as the criteria for European Education framework of IFLA EU and ECLAS.

The outcome of the intensive multiplier was inspirational, contributing with suggestions on teaching methodologies, questioning the contemporaneity of certain subjects, recognizing the expected requirements or expectation of the professionals and stake holders to increase employability and finally on how this would reflect on a social basis.

For more information on the project “Trans-European Education for Landscape Architects” (Nr. 2016-1-LT01-KA203-0232019) please contact the project coordinator in Lithuania @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.