The Mediterranean basin is famous for its natural diversity, but also an area with pressing environmental problems. Countries on its southern shore are particularly vulnerable to these issues since their socioeconomic reality is full of difficulties directly connected to their environment.
Apart from general issues such as waste management, water, and air pollution and their effects on the population’s health, these countries face severe challenges through desertification, deforestation, and threats to biodiversity caused directly by environmental change and with severe implications for their economies, especially regarding agriculture and the tourism sector.
Consequently, strategic environmental change management will be crucial to seize socioeconomic opportunities linked to environmental change and minimize its risk.
Therefore, the wider objective of this project is to enable Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian help to develop and implement a new master’s curriculum in the field of Mediterranean Environmental Change Management.
Develop and implement the curriculum of the Environmental Change Management in the Mediterranean master’s degree in Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian universities through a Bologna educational approach.
Develop a practical, competence-based methodology that facilitates graduate students’ access to the labour market and promotes the creation of businesses, thus responding to concrete needs of the national economies and reinforcing current Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian HEI policies and strategic development plans;
Create sustainable means for safeguarding and managing environmental change and develop scientific strategies for environmental programmes to assure the knowledge value chain concepts of the master programme;
Increase the mobility of graduate students and university teachers;
Promote e-learning strategies through a blended learning approach;
Strengthen the relations between Algerian, Moroccan, Tunisian and European HEIs and ensure institutionalisation and internationalisation of the research fields related to environmental change through an inter-university association
Foster the training of academic teachers in the field of environmental change management in order to ensure the education quality and improve researchers’ scientific profile.