A monitoring visit to the Erasmus+ CBHE project EduBioMed "Capacity Building for Education and Applied Research in Mediterranean UNESCO's Biosphere Reserves" was conducted virtually on March 22, 2021. EduBioMed is a 3-year project, it involves from Lebanon: USJ, AUB and the Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa, from Morocco: Université Cadi Ayyad and Université Mohamad V and from Europe: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (coordinator), MAB France, Université d’Aix Marseille and UNIMED. The idea is to build an infrastructure for the flow of knowledge made of IT systems for data management and sharing; ‘citizen science’ tools to engage civil society as co-producer of knowledge; training for teachers and researchers; international mobility and internship schemes for teachers and learners to conduct collaborative case study research in BRs; scientific and education materials –including a MOOC course; curricula upgrading; and policy recommendations.
The initiative will align the academic activity with territorial needs; innovate the research capacity of universities; promote internationalisation and openness; enrich staff’s expertise; enable mutual learning between stakeholders; and enhance the interdisciplinary character.
This monitoring visit was an occasion for the team to learn more about the progress made by the project and its results achieved so far and to discuss the impact of the project and the sustainability of its results.
For more information on the project EduBioMed, visit the website https://www.edubiomed.eu/