IUCLAND – International University Cooperation on Land Protection in European-Asiatic Countries, is an educational project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme under the Key Action 2 on “Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices”.
The aim of IUCLAND is to foster international cooperation among partner Universities through the implementation of training activities (namely summer schools and workshops) dedicated to the topic of Land Degradation. Indeed, the project promotes international cooperation at both regional and cross-regional level, by allowing the interaction among European, Far East Asian Central Asian partners.
The project implementation period is from 2015 to 2018.
Land degradation is a global problem, affecting about a quarter of the world’s land area (FAO, 2013) and impacts one out of three people (UNCCD, 2013), compromising welfare levels of populations that heavily depend on natural resources.
On 26-27 October 2021 the Erasmus+ National Offices (NEO) with the support of the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) will host a Virtual Fair to showcase best results and inspiring practices emerging from Capacity Building projects in Higher Education (CBHE).
Amongst the about 100 CBHE projects selected to join is IUCLAND, which will participate to present the most relevant results achieved in its Partner Countries beneficiaries (i.e. China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan). The Virtual Fair will comprise plenary sessions, parallel workshops and a limited number of interactive training sessions targeting a global audience of about 600 participants representing academics from Programme and Partner countries, university managers and students, national policy makers, EU staff and other stakeholders. Stay tuned on https://www.erasmusbih.com/en/news/cbhe-virtual-fair-in-october-2021 for further updates!
The fifth edition of the post-project IUCLAND NEWSLETTER is now available for free download (also in the Resources section). Keep an eye on the Project website, other numbers of the renewed Newsletter will be published every two months, to keep you updated with news and articles on the topic of Land Degradation.