The “Undergraduate University Module in Permaculture: Creating new synergies between higher education and professionals to promote sustainable systems” project – in short, Perma+ Module – is an Erasmus+ project under key action 2 (“Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices”) which SAFE proudly coordinates since September 2019.
The project also involves four partner universities: the University of Malta (Malta), the University of Liège-Gembloux AgroBioTech (Belgium), the University of Catania (Italy) and the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest (Romania); and two permaculture associations:the Accademia Italiana di Permacultura (Italy) and the Institutul de Cercetare in Permacultura din Romania (Romania).
This 30-month long project is aimed at designing an undergraduate module which will involve both university researchers/teachers and professionals in permaculture. The module will develop a curriculum, including its teaching methodology, several intensive study programmes in permaculture, as well as a student handbook to support lectures and on-field work from students. The module will also be supported and disseminated on an online platform managed by all partners. It will thereafter be spread to other universities after two testing phases, to be taught to various student profiles in different faculties ranging from agriculture, horticulture, bioscience engineering to Economics and philosophy.