Taking advantage of the six-month French Presidency of the European Union (FPEU), the European Centre for Nature Sports (CESN) – hosted at the CREPS in Vallon-Pont-d’Arc – is organising the National SEE Seminar on 12 and 13 May. It will be a way to review the progress made in the field of environmental education through sport and to give a more local dimension to this European project.

France, President of the Council of the European Union for six months

As the President of the Council of the European Union (FPEU) for the first half of 2022, the French government will organise numerous events in various fields, including outdoor sport and its issues.

If some of them are directly set up by the FPEU – such as the conference Sport and sustainable development objectives in childhood: the societal challenges of adapted sport practice held on 7 and 8 February at UNESCO headquarters or the event Towards a Green and Sustainable Deal for Sport, organised at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 3 March -, others are organised by national actors, labelled by the French government. This will be the case of the National Seminar of the European project Sustainability and Environmental Education in Outdoor Sports (SEE) to which we invite you. 

What is the SEE project about?

Financed for three years by the Erasmus + programme, this project aims to develop tools for environmental education through the practice of nature sports on a community scale. The constitution, through this project, of a strong European network, guaranteeing a good sharing of knowledge and skills, should allow the creation of a concrete toolkit for environmental education through nature sports, useful to any sport, institutional or environmental organisation wishing to engage in a more responsible approach.

A SEE seminar for all French actors interested in outdoor sports and environmental protection

Organised on 12 and 13 May 2022 by and at the European Nature Sports Centre of the CREPS in Vallon-Pont-d’Arc – an active member of the SEE project who hosted the partners for a week of exchange in March – the national seminar will be an opportunity to present the work and progress made by the SEE project partners to new national players. In addition to representing a source of learning for the Ministry of Sports, public and private establishments, federations, supervisors, sports training organisations and nature protection management organisations, this event will be an opportunity to open up a rich space for dialogue and networking between the participants on a national scale. Many participants are expected to attend!