The new NEF+ project

NEF+ is a new initiative co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU, that aims to foster and expand a digital community of Outdoor Learning. NEF+ is a response to the need of a platform that disseminates the Outdoor Learning methodology for vocational education and training (VET).

This initiative has its origins in the New Education Forum that takes place since 2015, a platform to exchange knowledge in VET, education, and the labour market. And the FOLM project, that has been successfully providing youngsters with the transversal skills required to enter the labour market thought Outdoor Learning since 2018. This time, NEF+ aims to enhance OL through digital means and the creation of an open digital library of resources in OL.

What is NEF?

The New Education Forum is a space for exchanging knowledge, experiences, and contacts in the fields of vocational education and training, learning and labour market. NEF acts at a European level and has representatives from more than 190 institutions: European Regions and Cities, higher education and research institutions, VET providers, industry representatives coming from 17 EU countries compose the NEF network.

project NEF

Events calendar

April 2023

NEF Gdansk 2023

New Education Forum Gdansk "Polish school in digital transformation" 18th April. More information coming soon!

January 2022

NEF Brussels 2022

Save the date: January 26, 2022! From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CET subject matter experts will discuss the opportunities offered by outdoor learning in the field of VET

September 2021

NEF Cantabria 2021

FOLM - From Outdoors to the Labour Market - the project we have been working on since 2017, is slowly coming to an end. What are the lessons we have learned? What perspectives has Outdoor Learnin...

Our panellists

Paz Díaz

Paz Díaz Nieto

General Director for European Funds of the Cantabrian Government
Sabine Verheyen

Sabine Verheyen

Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT)
Arnold Klonczynski

Prof Arnold Kłonczyński

Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Education Quality, Gdańsk University

From Outdoors to Labour Market

The FOLM project - "From Outdoors to Labour Market” will determine if the Outdoor Learning model can activate NEETs (990 from 3 countries in total) to advance their life and professional skills to become confident and active citizens. FOLM addresses the main challenge of youth who are disengaged in education, training or employment, by providing a stimulating and innovative means for them to recognize their strengths/talents, strengthen soft skills, build self-esteem/self-awareness and fortify attitudes for employment.


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