22 September 2022
Boosting the restoration momentum
From Mediterranean ecosystems to Nordic rivers, and from eastern peatlands to Atlantic seagrass meadows, the restoration of European ecosystems requires knowledge from a diverse group of people.
To facilitate the exchange of knowledge across Europe and strengthen ecological restoration for the benefit of biodiversity, climate, and people, SER Europe aims to expand its network to 500 European Ecological Restorers, nicknamed #500EERs.
As a quickly-growing network of academics, practitioners, and students, SER Europe advances the science, policy, and practice of ecological restoration. It is active on EU policy level, participates in EU LIFE projects, and brings together hundreds of professionals from 32 European countries.
By learning and working together, we can strengthen ecological restoration across Europe to aid nature and society. That’s why we want to hear your voice, too.
Why become a member?
Imagine the exciting new networking and knowledge sharing opportunities you will have within SER Europe’s network of over 400 European restoration professionals and over 4300 restoration professionals across the planet through SER. Become more up-to-date with the latest developments in restoration ecology by attending SER Europe and SER conferences at a reduced rate, gain access to the Restoration Ecology journal and attend unlimited webinars as part of SER Europe membership.
But who can better explain the reasons to become a member than the members themselves? And so, we asked several members to share their reasons for joining and being part of the SER Europe network – have a look at the videos below. A big thank you to those who contributed!
Meet SER Europe members:
The three activities of the campaign
Support our campaign:
Contact directly or suggest us your peers.
Inform your students and staff of SER Europe, who can join at special rates.
Invite a colleague to join SER Europe, and gain extra benefits (see below).
The extra benefit of joining now
If you join as a new member between now and September 2022, you can participate in a virtual networking event, hosted by experienced members of SER Europe to welcome you to the community (see list below, in progress).
At this event, you can extend your network, create opportunities and ask questions to your host and other new members. As a student or young professional, you will additionally be offered suggestions for your future career path.
Members that helped a friend, colleague or peer to join SER Europe, can join the networking event. In this case, once you confirm that they registered as a new member, please fill in this form. Afterwards, you will receive a written invitation.
The following members of SER Europe – a big thank you! to them – have agreed to be hosts of one or more virtual welcoming sessions. We are currently contacting additional hosts for the networking event and are updating this list regularly. If you would like to be a host, contact us.
Prof. Dr. Vicky Temperton
Leuphana University, Germany
PhD Student, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to Stijn den Haan, the membership associate of SER Europe.
Closing the gap of SER Europe membership towards 500 European Ecological Restorers – 500EERs is a campaign supported by the Society for Ecological Restoration Partnership Fund.