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Nature-Based Solutions Education Network

Project description

Building a nature-based solutions future

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are means of mitigating socio-environmental challenges through sustainable management of natural features and ecosystem services. The EU-funded NBS EduWORLD project seeks to foster a knowledgeable NBS society, advocating a just transition into a sustainable future. It will do this by establishing an NBS community of professionals and educators that will work together and by providing everyone with free and easy-to-access NBS data and resources. The project will assess existing and future initiatives in Europe, thereby making guidance and policy recommendations. NBS EduWORLD will review NBS demonstrators to support the testing and development of approaches and resources and provide opportunities for NBS practitioners to engage with educators and encourage Europeans to choose NBS as a career path.

Objective

The overall objective of NBS EduWORLD is to nurture an NBS literate society, supporting a just transition to a sustainable future. For this, NBS EduWORLD will create an NBS community that facilitates synergies between NBS professionals and education providers and ensures free and easy access to NBS knowledge and resources for all. To achieve this goal, NBS EduWORLD will summarise the state of play of NBS education in Europe and evaluate the initiatives already in place, determine how to expand and replicate them and establish a basis and framework for the project itself and future initiatives, resulting in guidance and (policy) recommendations. In parallel, the project will analyse NBS demonstrators, with an educational dimension (Tier-1), across Europe (NBS EduSystems), to support the testing and improvement of approaches and resources with NBS demonstrators with no or a limited educational dimension (Tier-2) and create the means and opportunities for all NBS practitioners to engage with educators, inter alia via Tier-3 NBS EduSystems. This will be done whilst supporting the overarching goal of promoting NBS as a viable career prospect for European citizens of all ages. To adequately engage educators who are at different points on their NBS journey, the project will provide specific activities for those who are not yet familiar with the concept and benefits of NBS, and those already aware but in need of support to progress to the next stage. These activities will be scaled up/out by extensive dissemination and communication activities to maximise the project’s outreach and ensure its long-term success. Only by joining with NBS experts + Education Experts + Civil Society + supportive policies can we create an NBS EduWORLD - a community that makes a difference.

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EUN PARTNERSHIP AISBL
Net EU contribution
€ 884 063,00
Address
Rue de treves 61
1040 Bruxelles / brussel
Belgium

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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