Future Environmentalists

connection of the management of the European nature capital with the field research

Start of a new international project “Future Environemtnalists” for professional development of students in the sphere of nature conservation
19.11.2018

Start of a new international project “Future Environemtnalists” for professional development of students in the sphere of nature conservation

On 20th November 2018 from 18.30 in hall 163 of the Biology Faculty of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (8, Dragan Tsankov blvd.) the activities under project “Future Environemtnalists – connection of the management of the European nature capital with the field research” will be presented. The project is implemented in partnership between the Association of Parks in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation, Thessaloniki University “Aristotel”, Greece, and the Czech Agricultural University in Prague, Czech Republic, and shows the link between the policies for nature conservation and their practical implementation.

Main focus in it is the elaboration of a Programme for professional development of students “Future environmentalists”, in which students, PhD students and young professionals in natural sciences from Bulgaria, Greece and Czech Republic will have the opportunity to develop their skills by additional free training. The programme focuses on the research and management of the nature resources and the protected areas, knowledge and monitoring for implementation of the European environmental policies in the three countries, the advocacy and the active civil society.

Within the project a special educational online product will be developed, intended to the students in natural sciences, as well as university teachers and for the practitioners in the sphere of environment. The educational product will include the best practices and examples for carrying out field research, processing research data and the practical implementation of the received results in environment management and running advocacy campaigns.

At the meeting representatives and students of the University of Forestry, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Thessaloniki University “Aristotel” – Greece, and the Czech Agricultural University in Prague, Bulgarian NGOs, media, etc. will be present.

The project “Future Environemtnalists – connection of the management of the European nature capital with the field research” is a two-year one and funded by “Erasmus+” EU programme. More information on (link to the project)

For contacts:

Yordanka Dineva, Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation, tel. 0896 79 89 02

Zornitsa Stratieva, Association of Parks in Bulgaria, tel. 0884 073 761

E-mail:  future.environmentalists@gmail.com

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