About Us

Welcome to the European chapter of SER (SERE).

SERE is the European chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration, the global non-profit organisation for ecological restoration. We are a European-wide association, with 318 (as of 25.10.2021) scientific and practitioner members across Europe, the Mediterranean and globally, including restoration research centres and private companies. We operate as a ‘network of networks’ in collaboration with national restoration organisations across the EU.

Our mission is to foster the exchange of knowledge and expertise among ecological restoration practitioners and scientists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, and to communicate leading-edge tools, technologies, science, and development opportunities,

We actively promote best practices and effective restoration policy. We work to ensure that ecological restoration is recognized and utilized as a fundamental component of global conservation, biodiversity and sustainable development programs, and that projects are designed and implemented to provide people with the opportunity to repair ecological damage and improve human wellbeing. We do this through practical and policy dialogue, networking, training, guidance, quality standards, publications and alike.

Visit SER Europe Transparency Register at European Institutions.

Our Mission

To promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and re-establishing an ecologically healthy relationship
between nature and culture.

Our Commitment

  • We try to facilitate dialogue among restorationists, both scientists and practitioners, by organising conferences, workshops and training courses;
  • We try to provide practical advice for cost-effective restoration;
  • We encourage research and research networks;
  • We publish the international journal of Restoration Ecology;
  • We promote awareness of and public support for restoration and restorative management;
  • We contribute to public policy discussions.

SER Europe Strategy 2016-2021

Download the SER Europe 2016-2021 Strategy here, as approved by the SERE General Assembly at the SER-2016 Freising Conference on 25.08.2016.
SERE is currently developing its 2021-2027 Strategy. More information here.

SER Europe Gender Equality Plan

Download the SER Europe Gender Equality Plan here, version 1 – 2022, as approved by SERE Board of Directors on 27.01.2022