Integrate a geological theme park within a green urban space

GLEN combines mutual learning in the Global North and Global South with inner-European exchange. European tandems from Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia as well as Germany form the project teams during a three-month internship in the Global South. They also visit three seminars together, where English is the working language. These experiences of peer-to-peer learning and a change of perspective are the foundation for GLEN participant’s Global Learning Activity.

You want to explore best practices for environmental education? You are interested in geology and/or skilled in media communication? In this project you will co-develop a geological theme park and promote the sustainable use of green urban spaces. You should have a background in a field related to geology, environmental education, urban planning or media design and communication. Experiences in research, project management, applied cartography or image processing are assets.

The Regional Landscape Park Znesinnya is located in the centre of Lviv, a city in West Ukraine. The Znesinnya Park, that is supported by the Znesinnya Foundation, is responsible for the protection, preservation and development of the historical park. It hass 21 employees who aim to create a space for recreation, tourism, education, research as well as environmental protection and monitoring. About 5.000 residents live within the park’s area of 312 hectares. Since the city of Lviv was declared a UNESCO world heritage, local branches of tourism, culture and science are expanding. Despite the growing environmental consciousness within Lviv, current city planning threatens the future existence of Znesinnya Park.

In collaboration with local interns you will contribute to the promotion of a sustainable use of the park. You will assist the development of a geological theme park, located around geological outcrops, fossils and petrified trees. A viticulture project, launched in 2015, should also be included. By offering geological expositions and tours, the park will attract more tourists and provide new possibilities for environmental education. After mapping potential areas, you will co-organize a geological exposition, create informational material, take care of media publicity and assist the organisation of workshops and conferences. A further mission is to connect with international partners for cooperation and funding.

The scheduled time for the internship is three months between August and October 2017.

Training and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN tandem will be formed by one French and two German participants.

Program component: GLEN GéCo

Language(s): English, Russian, optional: Ukrainian, Polish

Topic / area(s) of interest: Culture, Education, Ecology/Environment, Tourism, Urban development

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Media/Communication services, Education/Teaching, Tourism

Field(s) of study: Geography, Communication science /Media studies, Cultural Studies/Arts, Pedagogy/Education, Tourism, Environmental sciences

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Geology, Environmental Education, Geo Information Systems (GIS), Cartography

Period of the internship: 3 months between August and October

Country: Ukraine

Number of Participants: 3

Proposed by: Oleksandr Zavadovych, Deputy Director

Classification of the internship in the development fields: 2 (Education), 7 (Culture), 12 (Urban development), 13 (Environment)

Number of the internship: 50004002-1220



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