Our collaborative projects are a direct and positive contribution towards the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals across Europe and the Global South
Global South Projects
Gaia Education’s Project-Based Learning is a dynamic learning approach in which stakeholders acquire appropriate skills and analytical tools while actively exploring real-life solutions to the challenges of designing sustainable settlements.
We work with traditional and indigenous communities in the Global South to improve the way they manage their environments and villages, while addressing climate change vulnerabilities.
Projects promote integrated approaches to land management for healthier soil, nutritional yields, and enhanced climate resilience. They also support communities to establish social enterprises and local small businesses, aiming to preserve their unique culture, foods and ecologies, and to foster greater economic vitality and diversification.
Gaia Education is a key partner on a number of projects across Europe, the majority of which are funded through the European Union’s Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships stream.
Our projects span across a range of European countries, with partners based in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Poland, Slovakia, Portugal, Sweden and the Netherlands.
Our European projects are rich in their variety and scope, covering all dimensions of sustainable development, focusing on areas such as youth education and mobilisation, community transformation and blended learning. We partner on projects with academic institutions, local NGOs, meta networks and national organisations.
News & Articles
Gaia Education has opened an office in Brussels, Belgium!
As Brexit started to roll ahead, Gaia Education decided that having a EU presence is crucial for international development and staying true to our values.
Who are the Youth in Transition?
As we arrive at the beautiful mountains of Piazza Armerina, 900 m above sea level, a gentle mist welcomes us and we can finally breathe the fresh air after 12 hours of travelling. "These are some of the poorest areas in Italy", a member of our partner organisation tells us, but also one of the richest, most vivid cultures with many influences from around the world. Over time Sicily has been under multiple rules including Greek, Spanish, Arab-Byzantine, Roman, No…
Launch of new European project – Youth in Transition!
This May saw the launch of an exciting new European Union Erasmus+ funded project – Youth in Transition. Gaia Education is delivering this project in partnership with NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark and the Danish Association of Ecovillages, Plattform Footprint, the University College for Agrarian & Environmental Pedagogy in Austria, and the Don Bosco Association in Sicily.
The aim of Youth in Transition is to make a valuable contribution towards creating a resilient, low-carbon society in Eu…
Gaia YES! (Youth Education for Sustainability) Seminar 2: ‘Holistic Sustainable Curriculum for Schools’
On 20 to 24 April 2021, the second seminar of GAIA YES! (Youth Education for Sustainability) took place. This seminar on a Holistic Sustainable Curriculum for Schools was organised and facilitated by our project partners Gaia Nederland and Permacultura Mediterranea. For the first time, GAIA YES! opened up to a larger audience and invited speakers from several countries. This article written by Gaia Nederland reviews the programme of the first day, which addressed the learning culture and the…
Gaia YES! (Youth Education for Sustainability) Seminar 1: ‘Let’s get started’
On 8th to 10th December 2020, representatives from Gaia Education, Gaia Nederland, Gaia kool, Tallinn University and Permacultura Mediterránea met virtually to make a common start to the Gaia YES (Youth Education for Sustainability) Erasmus + funded project.
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) on all levels is critically needed with accelerating climate change and fast decreasing biodiversity. As schools lay the foundation for tomorrow’s leaders, experts and responsible citizens, in…
Sustainable Management of Cultural Landscapes – a synergistic partnership
Since October 2017, Gaia Education has been a key active member of the Erasmus + funded strategic partnership, SUMCULA. Bringing together 13 partners from across academic institutions and public organisations in 10 European countries, the project set out to develop courses and didactic resources on sustainable management of cultural landscapes, regional development and cultural heritage, aimed at the Master’s level.
The project wished to address the need for better holistic integratio…