Training & Education

LifeWatch ERIC fosters training and education opportunities, particularly for young researchers, to ensure user-friendly access to all the data, services and resources available within the LifeWatch ERIC infrastructure consortium, building skills in the bio-informatics domain and involving citizens in biodiversity and ecosystem research.

Powered by the Service Centre, the LifeWatch Training Centre includes a Training Catalogue and a Training Platform.

LifeWatch Training


LifeWatch ERIC Training Catalogue

Following the FAIR principles and best practices, the LifeWatch ERIC Training Catalogue hosts the metadata of relevant learning resources so that these can be shared, searched, discovered, accessed and reused. The accurate and descriptive metadata set developed by LifeWatch ERIC will allow you to easily find the most appropriate and well-suited educational resources for your learning needs.

Visit our training catalogue

LifeWatch ERIC Training Platform

The LifeWatch ERIC Training Platform hosts targeted contents for a wide range of users. You will find our offer of competitions, serious games and educational multimedia; high-standard university courses, summer schools and Master’s programmes; tutorials, demos and guides on how to best use our tools, services and VREs; and all webinars, conferences and workshops organised by LifeWatch ERIC.

Visit our training platform


We have organised and co-organised numerous training events on the topics of biodiversity and ecosystem research, as well as on how to use our tools, services and VREs.
Click on each of them to access all related materials and information.

LifeWatch for Schools

We offer multimedia educational resources for teachers and students wishing to expand their knowledge of biodiversity and ecosystems.


The Bulgarian National Distributed Centre is represented by the  Agricultural University-Plovdiv.

To know more about how Bulgaria contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.