HERILAND is a pan-European ITN (Innovative Training Network). Its major aim is to create a new generation of cultural heritage mediators. HERILAND is a unique collaboration of interdisciplinary specialists stationed at universities across Europe. HERILAND offers a training network to 15 PhD researchers, who look at heritage through the lens of five major themes, which correspond to major societal themes, such as sustainability, urbanization and the multicultural society. These themes correspond to work packages, which are clusters of 3 ESRs on each research topic. HERILAND sees societal challenges in a spatial perspective, with a specific focus on changing cultural heritage. We plan our future living environments by studying and learning from the past.
The mission of HERILAND College for Heritage Planning is to create socially, economically and environmentally sustainable landscapes, fostering social inclusiveness. This is a unique, international graduate school, educating students with the highest, new European training standards. We do so with a solid consortium of almost 30 key public and private players in this field. The College teaches our PhD’s how to investigate and use heritage approaches and skills, and to achieve innovation through practice-based research.
HERILAND is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no 813833.