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C5-V. FINAL TRAINING PROGRAM

The fifth and the final LTT Activity was held on 23-27th of September 2019 in Firenze, Italy. The main aim of this training program was to focus on  the evaluation and embedding consistency in to how the curriculum content will be delivered to in all partner countries. And specifically the main focus is the curriculum content on noise mapping and action plans and quiet areas based on EC Environmental Noise Directive.

The target group of this training is staff from project partner institutions, who are working on environmental noise academically and technically. Since this training program focused on the communicative aspects of ENM applications, the staff attended this activity have an experience on environmental noise management in both scientific, official and technical aspects.
In this extent, 5 staff from Antalya PMEU, 4 staff from UPM, 3 staff from UNIFI and 3 staff from VIENROSE were attended at the training program.

In addition to this, the expert from Berlin Technical University, Dr. Antonella Radicchi, who is the creator of HUSH City Application was also invited to this training program in the scope of quiet areas and soundscape concept. Moreover, the technical experts from Municipality of Firenze also participated some part of the training.

In this training, the methodology to select, analyze and manage Quiet Areas, as described in the Guideline produced by QUADMAP, LIFE+ project on QUiet Areas Definition and Management in Action Plan, was explained in detail and the knowledge on the quiet areas concept of  participants was increased.  The participants examined the quiet area chosen as pilot areas for the QUADMAP Project. Moreover, all participants experienced the use of HUSHCity Application. With using this application,  people can be a active part of a soundscape and citizen science research project to map and evaluate everyday quiet areasIn addition to this, under the soundscape concept, soundwalk was actualized. All participants experienced the soundwalk which is a form of active participation in the soundscape. Though the variations are many, the essential purpose of a soundwalk is to encourage the participant to listen discriminately and moreover, to make a critical judgement about the sounds heard and their contribution to the balance or imbalance of the sonic environment. During the training program, how  the curricullum content on noise mapping, action plans and the quiet areas will be delivered was explained in detail with using the handbook on  intellectual output 5 which is directly related to the main focus of this training program.

 

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