OTTER project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 Research and Innovation programme. Grant Agreement under preparation.

Project Summary

The OTTER project aims to enhance the understanding of Education Outside the Classroom (EOC) methods and pedagogies and how they can  help improve the acquisition  of scientific knowledge and transferable skills in students, specifically in the field of environmental sustainability and the reduction of plastic waste. It aims to  increase interest  in  scientific  topics among  young  people,  while  also contributing  to  the  range  of  innovative educational projects and the increase of scientific citizenship within the EU.

Project consortium

OTTER is a collaborative project built by 7 partners from 7 European Member States:

  • Geonardo Environmental Technologies Ltd – Hungary (Coordinator) 
  • European Science Foundation – France
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen – Netherlands
  • University of Limerick – Ireland
  • Bridge Budapest Association – Hungary
  • Learning Scoop-oppimisen osuuskunta – Finland
  • The Big Van Theory - Spain

Role of ESF

ESF is involved in the tasks covering assessments, development and guidelines for the assessment of EOC practices in Europe. Through these tasks, will contribute at building capacities and developing innovative  ways  of  connecting  science  education  to  society in Europe  and  beyond.

Timeline & Funding

This is a 2,5-year project, starting on 1 September 2021. The total funding received by the EC is 1.6M€ 

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