Energy landscapes: innovation, development and internationalization of research (ENGELA)

Funder of the project
Project was supported by the European Social Fund and by the state budget of the Czech Republic (CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0025)

Funding period
March 2011 - January 2014

Members of the research team
Bohumil Frantal (project coordinator), Standa Martinat (project manager), Dan Van der Horst, Petr Klusacek, Eva Novakova, Petr Dvorak, Josef Kunc, Tatiana Mintalova (Palacky University, Olomouc)

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Aim of the project
The objective of the project is to form an inter-institutional and multi-disciplinary research and development platform capable of international linkage and competitiveness in research of energy industry development and its impacts on landscape; to integrate foreign experiences and elaborate them into a knowledge portfolio and a theoretical-methodological apparatus which will be utilizable for both the further development and improvement of team expert competencies and a general practice. The means of achieving the objective will include the internationalization of project team (i.e. an involvement of foreign experts), a transfer of gained experiences by holding common field research activities, an organization of few thematic workshops and conferences, presentations of gained results on conferences, and a preparation of common publications. The educational intention of project is provided by the concept of "education by practical field research", a fundamental positive of the project is the participation of an experienced foreign expert in the research team. Other activities include a variety of specialized trainings for professionals and managers, tutoring of students, and participation of students of the partner universities on project research activities.