TELOS Winter School 2024

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The TELOS Project has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 2021-1-DE01-KA220-HED-000031123. Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.

The TELOS Winter School was hosted by Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey. The 10-days learning event took place from February 16 - 25, 2024

All Inclusive: Landscape development for the Manavgat river and town in the Antalya Bay

45 students and 10 lecturers from the TELOS cooperation project participated in the TELOS Intensive Study Programme at Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey. The 10-day intensive programme was funded by the European Union through ERASMUS+. The international participants came from the Nürtingen-Geislingen University in Germany, the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, the Gdansk University of Technology in Poland, the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy and from the LE:NOTRE Institute in the Netherlands.

TELOS is a higher education development project in which a new module is being created at the interface of economics, landscape and social innovation. The students previously took part in a transnational online course over the winter semester. The perspectives of different land uses, which generally compete with each other, were conveyed. There were lectures on the topics of mobility, housing, production, agriculture, common goods, the energy industry and value chains. Transformative methods such as system analysis, scenario development and social business modeling were also taught. Over 80 students from 30 countries took part in the course.

The on-site seminar in Antalya gave some participants the opportunity to implement and practice what they have learned in the online course in a specific spatial context. Manavgat is located to the east of the vacation metropolis of Antalya on the river of the same name and at the foot of the Taurus.

The landscape is exemplary of the problems in many Mediterranean coastal towns: intensive tourism, highly productive agriculture, enormous settlement pressure, massive threats to ecosystems, water crisis, loss of cultural identity, high traffic congestion and all this in the context of climate change with higher temperatures, increased heavy rainfall events and rising sea levels.

Eight TELOS student teams applied different thematic approaches. The topics included: A landscape observatory for the Antalya Bay, governance models for a regional park, sustainable food and mobility systems, new regional tourism offerings and innovative approaches to safeguarding biodiversity in peri-urban coastal areas. The Winter School ended on Saturday, February 24th with a final presentation for the local community.

Working Groups and Results

Towards a Landscape Observatory for Manavgat and the Antalya Bay

  • Group members: Karolina Krośnicka (supervision), Paulina Bone, Julia Tyborczyk, Cem Kirbas, Fahrin Esmaeilian, Ana Cristina González García, Berkay Özarslan
  • Download Poster Landscape Observatory

The Care etta City - Towards a Sustainable Mobility for the Antalya Bay

MANAV-GOT-ALL: First Sustainable Agro-Tourism Destination

New Nomad Kervan: An innovative approach to cultural heritage preservation

Manavgat River Regional Park

SULAC River Park

Manavgat HabitTAT


TELOS ERASMUS+ Partnership

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