GOAL Project

International GOAL partnership project will explore the emerging territory of geoethics in order to articulate knowledge and good practices in the field through an innovative and creative approach. The members of the different partner countries (Portugal, Austria, Italy, Israel, Lithuania, Spain) bring expertise in overlapping interdisciplinary areas, and these intellectual synergies will contribute to a wider approach in geoethics. Specifically, the project integrates researchers and practitioners with skills in geoscience education, geological heritage, georisks, environmental sciences, theoretical aspects of geoethics and information and communication technologies in education.

The project aims to develop a geoethics syllabus and to offer suggestions on educational resources to be used in Higher Education in order to promote awareness-raising on ethical and social implications of geoscience knowledge, education, research, practice and communication, thus enhancing the quality and relevance of students’ knowledge, skills and competencies.


GOAL Project reference: 2017-1-PTO1-KA203-035790

Programme: Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices; KA203 – Strategic Partnerships for higher education

Coordinating institution: University of Porto (Portugal)

Participant institutions:

Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (Austria);

Kauno Technologijos Universitetas (Lithuania);

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (Italy);

Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel);

Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain).