The wish to share experience and jointly buildup professional skills around land issues brought together eight land organisations from across Europe in a three-year (2018-2021) EU-funded partnership (Erasmus +) Setting up a learning platform.
The project was a collaboration between Agroecopolis (Greece), De Landgenoten (Belgium), Eco Ruralis (Romania), Regionalwert AG (Germany), Rurbans (Catalunya), the Soil Association (UK), Terre de Liens (France) and Xarxa per a la Conservació de la Natura (Catalunya).
The partners joined forces to systematise a Learning Platform so as to :
The project was initially shaped in a way to permit face-to-face learning from each other (training sessions, mentoring). In the end, the pandemic had a severe impact on the course of the project. Online collaboration was intensified and, besides publications, project partners opted for organising a series of webinars and producing some videos to share some of their tools and experiences. Mentoring and training sessions, albeit on-line, was a key aspect of the project, as it enabled partners to gain knowledge and advice on some of the burning issues or new areas which their organisations need to address. In this sense, the project was also a helpful incubator for intensifying the usage of remote collaboration tools.
To ensure that the resources produced would be useful beyond project partners, we started by conducting a survey of existing land-related organisations in Europe to identify current knowledge and resources as well as priority needs.
Among the produced outputs are various written publications: