Empowerment of European Citizens for Action through Education on Biodiversity

Humans highly depend on the biological diversity of the Earth. Biodiversity is the most precious natural treasure. Any human activity, which causes the loss of biodiversity, also depletes the foundations of life and reduces the available resources. The richness of natural environment surrounding us is one of the major determinants of the quality of life, as a liveable environment is a prerequisite for a balanced, creative and responsible people. Preserved natural assets and the associated knowledge and local know-how are also economic and intellectual resources. Local authorities and local partnerships play crucial role in preserving and protecting these resources and the quality of life they provide. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 12,259 species are threatened with extinction and 75% of genetic diversity of agricultural crops has been lost.

The implementation of the project “Inspiring for Biodiversity” has started by taking these above mentioned ideas into account. The aim of this project is to develop a strategic partnership at European level in order to assess practices concerning the education of adults on biodiversity and to improve the quality and offer of such. The project aims to develop a set of innovative and successful pedagogical material on biodiversity and a specific guide to the attention of European CSOs and other stakeholders. The project will provide a tool kit for educators working on this topic, helping people to better understand the concept of biodiversity, the connection with daily life, and to increase the general level of consciousness on biodiversity. The materials developed will be available for broad public.

The project partnership is composed of 6 partner organisations from 6 countries (Austria, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Germany). The Lead Partner is the Global Nature Fund from Germany.

Project duration: 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2022
Co-financed by: ERASMUS+