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Restoration Academy (Erasmus+ KA220-YOU)

Empowering Youth Participation in Nature Restoration

The project envisions to empower youth in Europe to protect nature in nature, and so promote climate change mitigation and adaptation and halting the loss of biodiversity.

Graphic: Sara-Sofi Alho.

75% of the planet’s land surface has been remarkably altered by human actions. Humanity is facing an extensive challenge protecting and restoring nature on earth over the next few decades.

This project aims to equip youth organizations and workers with tools to promote nature restoration as a means for youth-oriented educational and informal learning and volunteering activities, as well as to inspire young people on their journey to active citizens and environmental leaders.

The main project activities include:

  • examining the state of nature-based environmental education
  • organizing three nature restoration training camps
  • creating an operations model and a tool pack to promote youth participation in nature restoration
  • creating three demonstration videos on nature restoration, and an animation on the operations model
  • training sessions for youth workers and other educators from the youth, environment, and education and training sectors interested in the topic.

The main results include:

  • Report on nature-based environmental education
  • Tool pack and an operations model, plus an animated video presenting the operations model
  • Three demonstration videos on nature restoration targeted for youth
  • Communication materials on the topic addressed
  • Training model on the topic addressed

The project is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (KA220-YOU) and implemented in 2023-2026, with partner organizations from four different countries.

Participating organizations

Youth Academy, Finland
Finnish Nature League, Finland
Tree of Life, Slovakia
RE-PEAT, the Netherlands
KMOP, Greece

Get to know the project team

Introducing the project team for Restoration Academy

Co-funded by the European Union.

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