PeakED: Enviromental Involvement and Education for young entrepreneur and volunteers

PeakED: Enviromental Involvement and Education for young entrepreneur and volunteers
Project number: 2022-2-EL02-KA220-YOU-000100001
Implementation period: 01/12/2023 – 30/11/2025
Assistance program: Erasmus+

Project description

PeakED: Environmental Involvement and Education for Young Entrepreneurs and Volunteers” aims to build capacities and co-develop relevant policy frameworks across Europe through a bottom-up participatory process involving value chain actors, stakeholders, and policymakers. The goal is to establish new or upgrade existing value chains that contribute to the resilience and sustainability of mountain areas in the face of climate change.

The project will focus on protecting, restoring, and promoting the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably managing forests, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation, and addressing biodiversity loss. Additionally, it will adapt vocational education and training to labor market needs, promote youth entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship and active citizenship, and support young people’s volunteering initiatives in the fight against climate change and environmental sustainability.

Target group

The target stakeholders of the PeakED project include:

  • Young environmental scientists
  • Youth associations and social enterprises
  • Future professionals in natural resources or tourism sectors
  • Policymakers and public institutions
  • Financial institutions and private sector organizations
  • Mainstream media and climate influencers.

Project results

The main results of the project will be the creation of:

Study Cases and Toolkit

Development of a training programme to promote environmental protection and future development of mountain areas. The training programme will contribute to the acquisition and improvement of the skills of groups of young people living there needed to adapt to the changes and digital challenges of the green economy in the field of tourism.

Green Innovation

This outcome will develop a new generation of policy and strategy for mountain areas. Support from tourism experts will help identify the role that tourism can play in appreciating the natural and spiritual heritage of the mountains and the cultural diversity and traditions of mountain peoples. In addition, a planned online stakeholder consultation, along with the development of an ecological audit, aims to create a tool for the protection and preservation of mountain areas.

Volunteers and Local Communities

This will include the development of a comprehensive set of tools and methods, including the organization of knowledge, the development of a learning environment, and the organization of an interdisciplinary support team for local sustainable mountain management communities.




Desert Bloom for Training and Sustainable Development – Jordan

Development organisation of local authorities of the perfecture of Larissa S.A. – Greece


Balkan Bridge EOOD – Bulgaria