LIFE ENABLE Experts Meeting: developing the forest and marine courses

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From 20 to 23 June in Schneverdingen, Germany, LIFE ENABLE assembled 17 marine and forest experts and partners’ representatives from Germany, Austria, Finland, France, Italy, Spain, and Romania.  Hosted by the project partner, Alfred Toepfer Akademie, this was the first face-to-face meeting involving the project’s in-house and external experts. The event was organised and facilitated by the EUROPARC Federation, with active support from MedPAN and ECO for two sessions during the programme.

Development of the courses

Over two full days, participants started the process of developing the marine and forest competence-based blended learning courses. They shared ideas and experiences to discuss a generic course model before beginning to describe the specific aims and objectives of the forest and marine courses and the modules for focus in the courses’ curricula.

The courses will continue to be developed in the coming months, ready to be delivered through the project’s new European Nature Academy in September 2023. As one of four tailor-made learning programmes for Natura 2000 and Protected Area managers, it is necessary to start planning the courses now so that curricula, content, and delivery materials can be produced.

By the end of the two days, everyone had greatly improved their own competencies … and could more than adequately say ‘Schneverdingen’! 🙂

Click HERE for more information about the LIFE ENABLE project, and check out the video summarising our productive meeting!