Social ecology – a model for sustainable European development in the 21st century


The main objective of the project is, through an interdisciplinary approach, to develop an innovative methodology for building socio-environmental and eco-entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, to be developed and tested with 15 youth workers and 60 young people (50% of them in disadvantaged position), *contributing to their socio-educational and personal development and active civic participation, and *becoming an educational resource with free access.

Specific project objectives are:

  • Analysis and synthesis of good European practices on social ecology and revealing the horizontal nature of eco-challenges, linking them to the social component;
  • Development of an innovative methodology for social ecology applicable in formal and non-formal education;
  • Incorporating digital tools into non-formal education through the creation of an online platform (in accordance with the methodology) with activities and practical exercises for positive environmental impact, which will be an OER;
  • Testing the methodology among young people, youth workers, students, teachers & stakeholders, encouraging their involvement & civic participation;
  • Improving the level of key competences & transversal skills of the participants in the project activities, incl. future-oriented skills, initiative and creativity;
  • Development of eco-entrepreneurial mindset and skills;
  • Development of civic & intercultural competences;
  • Stimulating the connection between research & practice in the field of social ecology;
  • Enhancing the international dimension of partner organizations’ activities.

As a result the following:

  • Intellectual outputs will be elaborated [O1-O4]:
  • O1 Report with good practices in the field of ecology and conservation of biodiversity;
  • O2 Innovative socio-ecological methodology;
  • O3 Educational online platform;
  • O4 Educational videos, based on the innovative methodology.
  • Transnational Project Meetings, Learning, Teaching and Training activities will be conducted:
  • Kick Off meeting – transnational meeting;
  • Interim coordination meeting – transnational meeting;
  • C1: Short-term joint training event for staff;
  • C2: Blended mobility of young people;
  • Final online coordination meeting.

The project “Social ecology – a model for sustainable European development in the 21st century” (Social Ecology) [2020-2-BG01-KA205-079309] conducted under the Erasmus+ Programme shall contribute to the objectives set out in the Project Contract.

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.