ERA – Employment in Rural Areas

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Giovanni Cervioni
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Part One

TNAM Initiative / project description

Title

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ERA – Employment in Rural Areas

Description

Description

This project will improve the knowledge, skills and qualifications of target group that are agricultural machinery manufacturers and end users that are self employed people, professional farmers, farmers’ family member especially women, seasonal farm workers on safety in agriculture. To achieve this main aim, it has been improving a co-operation among organisation in national and European level. Agriculture is one of the most hazardous sectors in many countries. As a rule, the safety employees and experts attach high value on two points for the purpose of safety. The first one is safe design of product/material/manufacture and the second one is safety education/training. The main aim of this project is to transfer of innovative training materials from successfully completed projects and adapt them to the national and sectoral requirements and improving innovative training modules for safer working conditions of employees in agricultural sector. Target groups in this project are composed of two main sections: agricultural machinery manufacturers and end users that are self employed people, professional farmers, farmers’ family member especially women, seasonal farm workers. Project partnership will initially collect, compile and analyse the training needs of stakeholders in the sector. Secondly, the project partners will develop training modules and tools according to analysis result and previous experiences. Pilot training activities will organise in last step.

Keywords / TAGS
– Labor market
-Lifelong learning
– Enterprise, SME
– Continuous training
– Quality
– Higher education

Coordinator contact details

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cbe@cbe.be

Coordinator Country

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Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland, Ireland

Coordinator Region (NUTS code)

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Partners

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Agricultural SMEs, professional farmers, farmers’family

Theme

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  • Ecology
  • Enterprise and SMEs
  • Sustainability
  • Others

Target Groups

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  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Other

Type

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  • New Skills Network

Sector

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  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Others

Educational sector

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  • Other sectors of adult education

Year

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additional info if needed

Language

Your Project language (ISO 639-2)
eng
Languages you will look for

Part Two

TNAM results

1. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Multifarm_EU: Spreading Multifuncionality in the European Union
Hyperlink
Comments/Description
    The general aim of the project is to train and inform young farmers on how to implement good agricultural practices for sustainability of their income and food security.
    Aims:
    -To disseminate further the training product of the Agri-Mutltifunctionality II project
    -To raise awareness among European young farmers on the concept of multifunctionality
    -To provide evidence that these practices can improve prosperity of the rural economy
    Impacts:
    -to improve the knowledge, skills and attitudes, especially related to entrepreneurial spirit and to multifunctional farming
    -to help young farmers to start their own multifunctional farm or to adapt to multifunctionality their actual farm
    -help the social and economic sustainability of the rural areas
    -help avoiding the ageing of rural areas inhabitants
    -help contrasting the emigration flow from rural areas to urban areas
    -help the integration of rural areas in the VET systems by means of ICT learning tools.The profiles of the core partners involved in the project are the following:
    CEJA: is the European Council of Young Farmers. It is “the voice” of the young European farmers and gives them consultancy, training and orientation. It gathers 30 members associations from 24 European countries.
    GRANAFORMA: is a vocational and continuous training centre that has developed important programmes for farmers.

2. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Agrobiogas as an alternative source of energy in rural areas
Hyperlink
    http://www.rubigas.eu
Comments/Description
    All agricultural activities, including the production of food is dependent on the electricity at practically all stages. The greater is demand for electricity, the more modern and high-tech technologies are used for its production . It also increases with the growth of farm and new investments. In many rural areas, aging infrastructure, energy systems and a chronic lack of funds for new investment leads to economic and civilization collapse. This leads to the impoverishment of people, increase of unemployment, and even emigration. Ensuring supply of agro-energy plant and disposal, would reverse these negative processes, would reduce the negative social phenomena and enabled sustainable development of local entrepreneurship, based on local natural resources and local renewable energy sources (RES). Strong and effective support of the development of renewable energy can be a way to improve farm budgets agricultural and other businesses involved in the production of energy and construction and operation of systems, agro-bio-energetic.
    In Europe, there are a number of different levels of biogas plants in rural areas. Western European countries in this respect are much better developed than the countries of Eastern Europe. The subject of agricultural biogas plants is quite new in Poland. On the basis of analyses conducted by the National Research Institute of Animal Production, there is a very strong interest in small plants of agricultural farmers. Document entitled "Polish Energy Policy until 2030" assumes that by 2020 each municipality will create biogas plant. Therefore, first of all it is necessary to support educational efforts to disseminate knowledge on agricultural biogas plants. A similar situation as in Poland takes place in the partner countries of the project that is in Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus. Partner from Slovakia successfully conducted project called "Resnet" on the subject of the renewable energy. This project will be the basis for the transfer of innovation in the project RUBIGAS.

3. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Sheepskills: Curriculum and training for European shepfarmers
Hyperlink
    http://www.sheepskills.eu
Comments/Description
    Sheepskills; new skills for an old profession. In remote and rural areas sheep and shepherding can make a considerable contribution to sustainable agriculture and agricultural tourism.But to exploit this potential new skills are needed.
    The major products will be a comprehensive European portal on Sheep farming Skills and a professional handbook. A pool of experts and trainers will deliver the courses throughout Europe, beyond the projects lifetime. SheepSkills will raise the competence levels of partisipating sheepfarmers (minimum 100 pr. country) considerable, acknowledge formal and informal learning, and lead to environmentally and economically sustainable developments in the regions concerned. Sheepskills will develop an innovative curriculum for sheep farmers across Europe, including new skills to make the profession more attractive and sustainable. There will be a transfer of best practices from Denmark to other European countries. Innovative ICT technologies (e- and mobile learning solutions) will be used to make the learning flexible and attractive. Sheep farmers in rural and remote regions are considered as groups at risk. SheepSkills will raise their competence levels considerable, acknowledge formal and informal learning, and lead to environmentally and economically sustainable developments in the regions concerned. All politicians and regional developers talk about experience economy and experience tourism as new opportunities for economic growth. In remote and rural areas sheep and shepherding can make a considerable contribution to sustainable agricultural tourism. The regional economy could benefit by the emergence of new sources of income, e.g. from nature conservation, from funding for land, from farmers „hiring“ sheep as „grasscutters“. There could be events like sheep dog demonstrations and open courses on shepherding skills. Crafts around the wool and skin and the art of preparing traditional food could be experienced.

4. LLP project or related resource

Title
    MARLO – Sustainable development of European rural areas through cooperation in marketing of local an
Hyperlink
    https://sites.google.com/site/marloprojecteu/
Comments/Description
    MARLO will increase cooperation between SMEs from rural areas in fields related to agro-food, agriculture and tourism and tourism operators, and will provide them with the skills and competences to develop joint marketing strategies. The objectives of MARLO include needs analysis; sharing experiences in promotion of local and organic products and marketing training; adaptation of ProudFarmer training tool to the requirements of the target group and project countries; testing and evaluation; creation of local and international networking and cooperation opportunities for the target group; dissemination and preparation of appropriate mechanisms/processes for further exploitation of project results. The project will be implemented by a consortium of 7 partners from 5 EU countries spanning from North to South of Europe (Spain, Cyprus, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania). It includes training and consulting organisations and associations active in organic farming and tourism, thus allowing to combine different views and experiences and achieve the expected impact of the project. The main outcome will be a Methodological Training Tool in Marketing of Local and Organic Food Products (training programme, manual, workbook, case studies) in Spanish, Latvian, Greek, Lithuanian and English. The project will also produce a number of results that will be used for dissemination (project website, leaflets, conference) and will help to promote the project and exploit its results.

Part Three

CB4LLP Action Plan

Useful ideas

The project project will improve the knowledge, skills and qualifications of target group that are agricultural machinery manufacturers and end users that are self employed people, professional farmers, farmers’ family member especially women, seasonal farm workers on safety in agriculture. To achieve this main aim, it has been improving a co-operation among organisation in national and European level.

Stakeholders

Self employed people, professional farmers, farmers’ family member especially women, seasonal farm workers on safety in agriculture.

Partnerships

Self employed people, professional farmers, farmers’ family member especially women, seasonal farm workers on safety in agriculture.

Other

Solutions

General

Particular

Internal

Partners meeting, skype conference, email

External

Web site, Public meeting

Educational Sector

Non educational

Equipment

Feedback from partners will be requested on various aspects (communication, understanding of the tasks, self assessment of quality, etc.). All this will generate reports on quality and will help the coordinator better understand the situation. Activity reports and financial reports will also help the monitoring.

Systems for quality monitoring

Activity reports, dissemination and exploitation reports.

Systems to document taken actions

Part Four

CB4LLP Impact analysis

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