“Let’s make Europe a mountain bike friendly place ”
SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN OUTDOOR SPORTS
The SEE Project will develop a framework of good practice which will ensure that sustainability and environmental education will be ingrained in the ethos of outdoor sport education.
A new Erasmus project has been awarded by the European Commission to tackle the uncoordinated approach to the teaching and communication of environmental ethics in the spheres of outdoor sport and recreation. The increasing appreciation for the benefits associated with outdoor recreation and sport has been highlighted in a previously funded Erasmus+ project on the “Benefits of Outdoor Sports for Society”. This SEE project, is an extensive collaboration with partners from across Europe, including.
- Leave No Trace Ireland (LNTI)
- Technical University Munich (TUM)
- Sport Northern Ireland (SNI)
- National Resource Centre for Expertise and Sport Performance / Centre de Ressources d’expertise et de performance sportives de Rhone-Alpes) (CREPS)
- The National Institute for Physical Education in Catalonia (INEFC – Institut Nacional d’Educació Física de Catalunya)
- International Mountain Bicycling Association Europe (IMBA EU)
- Mountaineering Association Tara (MAT – Planinarski Klub Tara)
- Surf Clube de Viana (SCV)
- Folkungaland (FL)
- EUROPARC Federation (EF)
For more information on the see project, head to the official website below.SEE Project
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The DIRTT project (Developing Inter European Resources for Trail building Training) springs from the core of Europe’s mountain bike enthusiasts, volunteers, and professionals centered around the European branch of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA Europe). The aim is to develop an educational framework and professional training program for people active in the trail building sector, addressing the needs of professionals and volunteers in the field of of planning, design, construction, maintenance and management of mountain bike trails.
The partners in the project are from a number of backgrounds including advocacy organisations, sports associations, governmental- and educational institutions, tourism, as well as private enterprises in the MTB trail building sector. The countries involved are Switzerland, Portugal, Scotland, Netherlands, Denmark and Norway. The three-year project is coordinated by lead applicant Fagskolen Tinius Olsen, a college of higher vocational education in Norway. The project has been granted €387,731 through the European Union’s ERASMUS+ programme. The three year project aims to develop an educational framework and a professional training program for mountain bike trail builders.
- Fagskolen Tinius Olsen – Norway
- International Mountain Bike Association Europe – Netherlands
- Scottish Cyclists Union / DMBinS – Scotland
- Edinburgh Napier University – Scotland
- BikePlan – Switzerland
- DGI Outdoor – Denmark
- Município de Águeda – Portugal
- Opplysningskontoret for Terrengsykling – Norway
For information on the DIRTT Project head to the link below.DIRTT Project