The ENABLS vision

Boost skills & capacity building to ensure environmental sustainability and a nature-positive society
by means of biodiversity & Nature-based Solutions (NBS) learning and teaching
Our mission
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Set the basis of networking and collaboration to promote transdisciplinary dialogue and further embed and unfold NBS concepts and approaches within universities and vocational schools, the professional sphere and society at large.
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• Embed NBS concepts and approaches - pathways for biodiversity preservation and climate resilience – in universities, vocational schools, among professionals and society
• Develop and upscale more relational and applied forms of teaching, learning and capacity building
• Promote a Whole Institution Approach – universities become their own Living Labs
• Ensure and promote human health and well-being, social equity and employment opportunities
Our objectives
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Our approach
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Establish Living Labs in 7 countries (Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, Austria, Lithuania, Greece, Czechia) to act as multi-actor platforms that foster transdisciplinary dialogue and engage all levels of society to address biodiversity loss in a holistic way and assist a just transition:
• ‘greening’ the economy in a fair and inclusive way
• creating meaningful work opportunities
• leaving no one behind
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The ENABLS concrete concept

Concrete Concept

Stepping stones

Step 1

Paving the way

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Understand current biodiversity & NBS positioning:
• NBS in higher education and TVET curricula
• awareness and perceptions across society
• status and trends in biodiversity loss & NBS, standards & protocols in the supply market
• networking and collaboration among universities & universities-TVET
Step 2

Living labs in action

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Promote transdisciplinary dialogue – “a voice for all”
• collective NBS awareness & capacity building
• TVET & skills development programmes (design & pilots)
• universities at the heart of society as role models
• dialogue on NBS in university curricula, priorities & objectives
Step 3

Making ripples

Ensure the longevity of ENABLS results
• online platform for easy information & material access
• collaboration & joint activities with other projects
• cross-fertilisation: knowledge sharing among Living Labs to propagate good practices
• lessons learnt & policy recommendations
Project Identity
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