Project Details


MiNELL is a knowledge sharing and learning network, with the aim to address the challenges of empowering environmental education in formal and informal contexts. The main objective is to strengthen the formal and informal education system to create an educational landscape to deploy multidisciplinary curricula activities and outdoor events to equip citizens with the tools to improve nature conservation and heritage protection. The programme proposed will be feasible, replicable and innovative. It will support the transmission of natural science to the public. The project involves the creation of a Naturlab, through which we will address local environmental issues and strengthen urban-rural linkages in line with national environmental priorities and the government’s education policy.
The NaturLab will involve several stakeholders representing the actors in the field of sustainable education in Luxembourg: public authorities, NGOs, research centres, local schools and other diverse expertise, particularly natural science experts. The headquarters of the project will be located at the "Ellergronn" nature park centre, at the heart of the Minett UNESCO Biosphere. The project will cover the 11 municipalities of southern Luxembourg, who together were officially designated the status of ‘UNESCO Biosphere Reserve’ and thus joined the international ‘Man and Biosphere’ programme in October 2020.
MiNELL priorities are:
To network actors in the region involved in the promotion of environmental education (unite);
To promote environmental education among educators and the public, and to offer them the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to protect and improve the environment (train);
To encourage citizens, through a series of activities, to build new relationships and behaviours with regard to the natural heritage of the biosphere reserve (infuse).
MiNELL will develop a digital activity passport to collect users feedback on their learning experiences and to evaluate the influence of the programmes on the target audience.
Effective start/end date3/01/222/01/25