The purpose of this project is to generate interest in Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), disseminate knowledge and provide educational material/guidance based on best practices. By engaging key stakeholders in long-term and sustainable NBS education and supporting NBS innovation, promotion, and implementation in a wide range of European communities, one can improve the well-being of present and future generations.
PPMI’s work involves a) mapping of emerging and existing resources and projects on NBS education at various education levels; b) mapping of stakeholders working in the field of NBS and NBS education who can take part in and contribute to this community support action (CSA); c) synthesizing the findings and identifying pioneering education practices across the European regions and lessons learnt from these.
The research design relies on four key pillars:
- A first pillar aims at establishing the status quo around NBS education across the European region across coastal, rural and urban communities, based on desk research and interviews.
- A second pillar centres on the analysis of lessons learned from past projects to prepare guiding points for the project partners and excellence in NBS education.
- A third pillar focuses on policy analysis and the development of recommendations for policymakers across policy fields on how to strengthen and support the NBS edu-community.
The CSA is coordinated by European Schoolnet in Brussels.