Prof. Dr. Markus Meyer Forschungsprojekt

TEAM#UP - Team-up knowledge on ecological restoration to maximize benefits for nature and people

Titel: Team-up knowledge on ecological restoration to maximize benefits for nature and people

Beschreibung: TEAM#UP’s main goal is to mobilize extensive knowledge and skills in the field of ecological restoration (ER) to fill gaps in green vocational education training (VET). TEAM#UP counteracts the ongoing biodiversity loss and habitat degradation in order to strengthen ecosystem functions and services in the face of climate change. To support the transfer of innovation to practitioners via VET, TEAM#UP will jointly establish four Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs): (1) multifunctional and sustainable land use in agricultural systems (DE), (2) restoration of old infrastructure, ecological compensation and landscaping (NO), (3) restoration across urban and rural landscapes (CZ), (4) forest restoration and disaster risk management (ES).

TEAM#UP aims to shape a generation of professionals within VET, skilled to implement climate and environmentally smart solutions. Four VET curricula and educational resources on ER will be developed. The four CoVEs will pilot the educational resources to ensure adequacy in practice. TEAM#UP will accompany other VET schools in the partnering countries in implementing the upgraded curriculum in their regular teaching. Besides basic ER courses, student-led demonstration sites on ER will spur hands-on skills, responsibility and autonomy. Teachers will learn to teach students to visualize demonstration sites with augmented/virtual reality approaches. Exchange between CoVEs will support skill development of VET students, teachers, and sector partners. Students will benefit from training in business development, e.g., by an Ideathon to identify realistic ER business models.

Educational resources and visualized demonstration sites will be made available in a multilingual OER platform: a Digital Ecological Restoration Toolbox (DERTO). Webinars will promote DERTO for use in VET and further education in Europe and beyond (10,000 downloads p.a.). Overall, TEAM#UP will facilitate the transition to a greener and climate-resilient society.


Projektlaufzeit: 01.06.2023 – 31.05.2027

Fördermittelgeber: EU

Förderprogramm: ERASMUS+ - Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVE)