One of the central purposes of the Institute is to develop and implement academic and practical projects to influence the quality of practice and to establish cooperation between different people and organisations on a transnational and European basis. Currently the EOE is engaged in three transnational projects.
Transcultural European Outdoor Studies (TEOS)
This university course is offered jointly by Philipps-University Marburg (Germany), University of Cumbria (England) and Norwegian School of Sport Sciences Oslo (Norway). It has been selected by the EU Commission to become an Erasmus Mundus Masters programme within the new Erasmus Mundus II framework. For more information see www.uni-marburg.de/fb21/ifsm/teos
Breaking Barriers is an international network of institutions using outdoor adventure education and experiential learning to support young people with different disabilities and to establish good practice for exchange between youngsters and social workers in this field (download: Handbook of Good Practices) . Breaking Barriers includes institutions from Slovenia, Poland, Germany, Portugal, England, Netherlands and Romania. More information about this project is available from Johan Reinert, Zerum Ueckermünde, Germany (Integrationsprojekt(at)zerum-ueckermuende.de)
New information about the last three youth exchanges of “Breaking Barriers Project” available http://www.ashleyschool.co.uk/index.php/projects/39-breaking-barriers
Outdoor Education Centres Network
This special interest group was formed at the Derwent Hill seminar in October 2012. The first planning meeting was organised at Planica, Slovenia in May 2013. Organisations from 5 countries are represented in the network: CSOD (Slovenia), bsj (Germany), Metsäkartano (Finland), Frajda (Poland) and Low Bank Ground/Brathay (UK). The network aims to "promote the value of outdoor education centres for lifelong learning across Europe". This should be achieved by job shadowing, youth exchanges and network meetings and seminars.