This SEE project, is an extensive collaboration with partners from across Europe exploring together  the topic of sustainability and environmental education. The project beginning in January 2021 is funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus + Sports programme and will run for three years.

The SEE Project stands for Sustainability and Environmental Education in Outdoor Sports and Recreation. The SEE project aims is to provide sound pedagogical methodologies that will increase the competences in sustainability and environmental education of multipliers in the field of outdoor sport and ensure that the impacts of such activities are minimised and mitigated.

The project adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to the development and application of the pedagogical processes, which is critical to ensure that it is both robust yet deliverable in a practical manner for grassroots outdoor sports. The SEE project which will examine the challenges facing increased participation of outdoor sport across Europe, building on this research, a toolkit which will emphasise educational and environmental good practise will be developed. This toolkit will undergo rigorous testing and evaluation throughout Europe, and the results will be disseminated across social media platforms, including the creation of a SEE project website.

Ultimately this project is about the citizens of Europe enjoying a better, healthier, and happier lifestyle. Ensuring that outdoor sports are managed sustainably and responsibly in natural and protected areas will enable greater confidence to allow increased participation so that more people can enjoy the recognised benefits of Health Enhancing Physical Activity in the outdoors.


  • Leave No Trace Ireland (LNTI)
  • Technical University Munich (TUM)
  • Sport Northern Ireland (SNI)
  • National Resource Centre for Expertise and Sport Performance / Centre de Ressources d’expertise et de performance sportives de Rhone-Alpes) (CREPS)
  • The National Institute for Physical Education in Catalonia (INEFC – Institut Nacional d’Educació Física de Catalunya)
  • International Mountain Biking Association Europe (IMBA)
  • Mountaineering Association Tara (MAT – Planinarski Klub Tara)
  • Surf Clube de Viana (SCV)
  • Folkungaland (FL)
  • EUROPARC Federation (EF)

If you would like to find out more about the SEE Project, you can get in touch with Dr Noel Doyle, who is the project co-ordinator. You can email him at