ESSENCE Thematic Network of Environmental Sciences

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Dec 1998, by U-XD5003 - Association of University Departments of Environmental Sciences in Europe (auDes) as one of the Thematic Network Projects within U-XF3116 - SOCRATES Programme - Erasmus Programme, financed by E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC) (DG Education and Culture). Acronym stands for Environmental Sciences Strengthened in Europe by Networking, Conferences and Education. Since 2004 the network is coordinated and funded by the Open University of the Netherlands. Socrates ceased to exist, 2006.


As a network for people engaged in environmental sciences and sustainable development in higher education throughout Europe: enhance a more efficient use of resources on best practical higher education methods through international exchange of educational materials and teaching methods; stimulate innovation in teaching methodologies in environmental sciences by furthering exploitation of new information and communication technologies.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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