Life Beyond Tourism® into the ERASMUS+ Program

In 2016, the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco® and a Consortium of four European universities has won an EU ERASMUS+ grant for creating a new model of academic curricula in Sustainable Urban Rehabilitation and Revitalization of the historical towns in the world, to be taught to future generations.

The main objective of the partnership is to develop multidisciplinary joint MSc degree programme SURE: Sustainable Urban Rehabilitation in Europe, which combines the following areas of sustainable development: broadly understood architecture, urban planning and protection of cultural heritage. Spatial, demographic, ecological development requires professionals who will be able to customize architecture and urbanism to specifics of these conditions. These fields will be complemented by social issues, e.g. cultural diversity and mutual understanding of cultures. Universities will be educating new generation of architects who understand need for and objectives of sustainable development, both in terms of architecture and urban planning and in terms of society, as well as protection of heritage.

The above curricula will also include the training experience by the Foundation attained with the Life Beyond Tourism® Intensive Courses.

Planned intellectual outputs of the project:

  • Best Practice Handbook “Contemporary realities and needs of sustainable urban rehabilitation”
  • Model programme of SURE: Sustainable Urban Rehabilitation in Europe study
  • SURE: Sustainable Urban Rehabilitation multidisciplinary joint MSc curriculum in the field of Architecture
  • Didactic materials for SURE: Sustainable Urban Rehabilitation in Europe
  • SURE e-learning Space
  • SURE Knowledge Exchange Platform


Partners of the project:

  • Politechnika Lubelska (Coordinator)
  • Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
  • Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas
  • Polski Komitet Narodowy Międzynarodowej Rady Ochrony Zabytków ICOMOS
  • Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco®
  • Fondazione Flaminia