TRAIN#ER - Training Ecological Restoration

The TRAIN#ER project aims to identify the knowledge needs in the field of ecological restoration for relevant professional groups and to derive recommendations for a more effective knowledge transfer into professional practice together with the project partners.

For this purpose, knowledge producers and knowledge users as well as their interactions are identified and the type of available and demanded knowledge and the information channels used so far are determined. Through our analyses, gaps in knowledge production and transfer will be revealed, thus laying the foundations for future improvement of VET programmes. 

Specific project objectives: 

  • Establishing an up-to-date profile of requirements for education and training in ecological restoration in the public, private and non-profit sectors. 
  • Identifying and characterising demonstration sites that can be used for knowledge transfer in the field of ecological restoration. 
  • Reviewing the profile of existing education and training programmes with regard to ecological restoration. 
  • Identifying opportunities for improved career opportunities through the integration of ecological restoration into education and training programmes. 
  • Cross-national analyses and recommendations from the project consortium. 
  • Communication of project results at national and European level.


Project info

Project period: 03/2022-02/2023

Funded by Erasmus+, Small-scale Partnerships 

Project consortium: 

Society for Ecological Restoration, European Chapter (lead), Jordi Pietx ( 

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (Prof. Dr. Sabine Tischew, Prof. Dr. Anita Kirmer, M.Sc. Vera Grünhage) (Germany) 

Universidad de Alicante (Spain) Jihoceska Univerzita V 

Ceskych Budejovicich (Czech Republic) 

Stiftelsen Norsk Institutt for Naturforskning (Norway) 

Senter for Opplæring I Anleggsgartnerfaget Norway 

Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic 

Conselleria de Agricultura, Medio Ambiente, Cambio Climático y Desarrollo Rural Spain

Associated Partner: German Agricultural Society e.V.

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