The European Centre is playing a key role in the TObeWELL network, set up by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology.
Funded by the European Commission, this network aims to develop links between institutions and build an evidence base on the interactions between the tourism sector, health and wellbeing, and ecosystem services.
Dr Tim Taylor is on the management board of the project and is vice-chair of a working group on Ageing, Wellbeing and Ecosystem Services.
The COST Action funds a number of activities, which have included short term scientific missions:
John Tredinnick-Rowe from the European Centre visited the University of Eastern Finland to study the innovation processes involved in Green Care in Finland;
Pablo Martinez from the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) visited the European Centre to work on the linkages between climate change, ecosystem services and health.
The network has facilitated summer schools, bringing together early career researchers and PhD students to learn about the latest methods and findings, and develop their own skill sets.
It has also enabled several workshops aimed at bringing academics from disparate disciplines and countries together.