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23.9.2022 A Knowledge Exchange Workshop will take place in Czech Republic 28th September
The University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, will hold a Knowledge Exchange Workshop from 28th to 30th September. The results of the Czech Focus Group and Survey will be analyzed. Also the synthesis and recommendations of the TRAIN#ER Project will be planned. Next Activity will be the Focus Group in Norway in october.
20.09.2022 The TRAIN#ER Survey has closed and the results are being analyzed
The TRAIN#ER Survey to capture training needs in Ecological Restoration (ER) has been closed and the results are being analyzed to provide the first report, after presenting the preliminary results at #SERE2022.
09.9.2022 The TRAIN#ER Project preliminary results were presented at SERE2022!
SER Europe presented the preliminary results from the TRAIN#ER Project at the European Conference on Ecological Restoration (SERE2022).
- Robin Corrià presented “Identifying Training needs in Ecological Restoration (ER) at European scale“, with preliminary results of the ErasmusTRAINER Project at the European level, such as that professional working on ER need new knowledge every month, week and even every day!
- Jordi Cortina presented “Knowledge needs of restoration practitioners in southeastern Spain”, with results from the National Focus Group and the Survey at southeastern Spain.
He showed how training is of utmost importance to overcome knowledge transfer barriers.
20.6.2022 – A number of Focus Groups to discuss knowledge transfer in Ecological Restoration (ER) have taken place or are programmed: The Europen Focus Group took place online on 20 June, the german Focus Group took place 23 June in Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, and also the Focus Group from North-eastern Spain took place 28 June. The Focus Group in Czech Republic was on May.
#ER overview: How do we identify Training needs in Ecological Restoration?
TRAIN#ER aims to achieve a shared model for vocational training needs in Ecological Restoration (ER), based on a common analysis of knowledge production and use in the participating countries and a final joint definition of recommendations.
Implemented by a consortium of 8 organizations, TRAIN#ER will identify knowledge from educators and users, detect gaps in knowledge production and transfer, and contribute to designing effective vocational training programs that integrate the specificities of the different socio-ecological systems, scientific and technical skills, including language, inclusion and cultural barriers.
The european survey has been conducted, addressed to a wide range of organisations in the ER sector, to capture their trainning needs, bringing a wide, diverse and inclusive scope of their training and education needs. The survey results will benefit the whole professional sector of ecological restoration: academy, students and young professionals, public and private sectors.
The Focus Groups
Focus Groups are meetings to discuss the current ER training framework, its strengths and weaknesses, challenges, and options for action. Targeted to a wide spectrum of stakeholders in ER, Focus Groups aim to obtain precise and specific opinions and recommendations in ER training, and will contribute to the community of practice and the project outcomes
A workshop will be held to identify the current available offer of ER training at differentscales. A community of practice (CoP) in ER will be designed and outlined for future implementation. A CoP is a group of people who “share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly”.
As a result, the CoP will help identify training opportunities and build partnerships between people involved in training programs in RE.
Final Outputs and Results
The expected outputs and results of the project are:
- Identified needs on training in ecological restoration in the private and public sectors. Specific training needs and inclusion of people with fewer opportunities in the ecological restoration sector will be considered
- Outline of a common model of training in restoration ecology
- A report summarizing the results of the Knowledge Exchange workshop
- Summary of the results and recommendations on training needs in ecological restoration into a manuscript for a scientific paper
European chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration | Universidad de Alicante (Spain)| Hochschule Anhalt (Germany) | Jihoceska Univerzita V Ceskych Budejovicich (Czech Republic) |Stiftelsen Norsk Institutt For Naturforskning – NINA (Norway) |Senter For Opplæring I Anleggsgartnerfaget (Norway) |Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic) |Conselleria de Agricultura, Medio Ambiente, Cambio Climático y Desarrollo Rural, Generalitat Valenciana (Spain)
Funded by Erasmus+, Small-scale Partnerships
Project code: 2021-2-BE02-KA210-VET-000049240
Duration: 03/2022 – 02/2023
Project Budget: 60.000 €
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TRAIN#ER Related References and Other Publications
Nicola Favretto,Lindsay C. Stringer,Andrew J. Dougill,Liezl Kruger (2022) Knowledge exchange enhances engagement in ecological restoration and rehabilitation initiatives. Restoration Ecology.
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25.04.2022 – Higher Restoration to Empower #Generation Restoration, Mark Nason, Eden Project