NET Managing our Natural and Cultural Assets

Devised and Developed by Archnetwork

A new programme funded by Erasmus+

The NET project is a Key Action 1 project for Staff. It is funded by the Erasmus+ programme. NET offers training courses to those working within the natural and cultural heritage sectors. Staff are funded through this project to undertake a training event, job shadowing, observation and training in a relevant organisation abroad.   The costs of international travel, accommodation and subsistence are covered by the Erasmus+ grant.

Erasmus+ is a European Union programme, managed in the UK by the British Council and Ecorys UK. They co-ordinate the UK programme for the benefit of participating UK organisations, and the individuals who are able to study, train, volunteer or gain work experience abroad through the programme. In the UK the Department for Business Innovation and Skills oversees the Erasmus+ programme. You can find out more about the UK National Agency and the programmes it offers at

The Firm of ARCH (Archnetwork) was established in 2001 to provide training in the field of nature conservation, management and interpretation of natural and cultural heritage in Scotland and across Europe. It is best known for the “Nature Exchange” program and cultural exchanges involving “Heritage Interpretation and Sustainable Tourism” which links these sectors.

In the NET project ARCH has brought together a consortium of Scottish organisations which include Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Woodland Trust, RSPB, The Scottish Wildlife Trust. The National Trust for Scotland. Caithness Horizons.  John Muir Trust, SRUC, Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Cairngorms National Park and the Institute of Chartered Foresters, to work together under the new Erasmus+ banner.

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