Start of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership CA²RE+ project at the KU Leuven in Ghent for Collective Evaluation of Design Driven Doctoral Training.

The Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership CA²RE+ aims to develop a collective learning environment through Evaluation of Design Driven Doctoral Training. Design Driven Doctoral research (DDDr) is taken as a multidisciplinary example of an experiential learning-through-evaluation model, appropriate for identification and promoting
relevance of research singularity, its transparency and recognition, to award excellence in doctoral training for creative and culturally rooted solutions of contemporary design driven developments. The CA²RE+ Strategic partnership, which comprises of 9 European universities, the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), is seeking to offer a joint platform for research in all fields of architecture, design and arts. CA²RE+ advances the doctoral training from being a support to an experimental collective evaluation training environment for DDDr. The project objectives are achieved iteratively through the main project steps from observation and sharing, comparison and reflection to reformulation and recommendation.