Smart Rehabilitation 3.0 is a 30 months long project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union under Key Action 2: Strategic Partnership for Higher Education. The project aims to mitigate and cover the gap between educational offer and the social reality, by defining, a new professional profile of “Rehabilitation Expert” and the creation of homogeneous curricula, validated at European level, for the training of these experts, within the framework of higher education.
The construction sector has great potential for economic activity and job creation in the rehabilitation of the built stock and the restoration of built heritage. Multiple reasons reinforce this trend: aged European housing stock; improvements in energy efficiency; social demands on accessibility and comfort; patrimonial and identity value of the built fabrics and monuments; reinforcement of circular economy, impact of rehabilitation on the quality of life of people and social cohesion, among others.
All this, has led the European and world political leaders to establish agreements and to promote measures to encourage the rehabilitation activity from different perspectives and objectives. Despite of this, most European universities consider rehabilitation as a marginal discipline and do not train the expert professionals required by the sector.
Overcoming the gap between educational offers and the increasing European need of rehabilitation specialists by defining the new professional profile of “Expert in rehabilitation”.
Creating homogeneous curricula for the new profession in the sector of existing building stock on European level.
Improving specialized training and making the construction sector more attractive to young university students, thus responding to the 2020 Construction Strategy.
Anticipating the needs of professional qualification allowing greater transnational mobility using innovative digital tools (BIM).
Building rehabilitation expert profile.
Specialized online library for accessing technological innovation and innovative interventions.
Collaboration agreements between universities and the rehabilitation sector to use the results.
- Reduced gap between rehabilitation sector needs and the Universities’ education offers.
- Availability of experts in rehabilitation and restoration of buildings.
- Innovative use of digital technologies in educational institutions.
- Professionals sensitized to the European cultural and architectural heritage environment.