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.
Coherently with the regional and international effort at political level, IUCLAND proposes to improve the effectiveness of land protection strategies by increasing cooperation capacity and best practices sharing, though educational patterns involving Higher Education Institutions and stakeholders.
"International Summer School on Land Degradation in Italy", is the first Summer School of the IUCLAND project and will be held at Molise University, Campobasso (Italy) from June 5th-10th 2017.
The Second Steering Committee Meeting of the IUCLAND Project was held at East Kazakhstan State Technical University (EKSTU) in Ust-Kamenogorsk on May 10th - 11t, 2017.