During an intensive programme of a week the ProPEACE network gathered in Wageningen, the Netherlands, to exchange lectures, discuss its contents, and participate and actively contribute to site visits. By means of an introductory lecture and a shared lunch the ProPEACE network became acquainted with the Wageningen UR chair group Cultural Geography.
The methodology of the learning lab consists of a combination of theoretical lectures, guest lectures and active field visits: this resulted in an oscillating discussion on theory, epistemology, policies, practices, innovations and activism. This was deemed a necessary step towards more mutual understanding and more focus.
Each day a combination was made of an excursion and various lectures. Each lecture lasted approximately 20 minutes, followed up by a plenary discussion of 20 minutes. During the excursions the site holders were given the opportunity to pose questions or address dilemmas to the ProPEACE network. They have been asked to prepare such issues in advance. This resulted in very lively discussions, in which practical matters and theoretical reflections could cross-fertilize. As a result several heritage initiatives became part of the ProPEACE network on an informal basis.
During the site visits the following issues (among others) were discussed:
During the lectures the following issues (among others) were discussed
In between a few guest lectures were given on heritage innovations in Amsterdam and on digital heritage.
The overall learning outcomes can be specified as follows: