RAEST (2018-2020)

RAEST – Resilient Affordable Eco-School Training

Website: www.ecoschooltraining.eu

Funded by: Erasmus+ programme of the EU Commission
Measure: Strategic partnership for development of innovation in school education
2018-1-BG01-KA201-047856

Start date: 01 November 2018
Duration: 24 months

Consortium

  • University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria (project coordinator)
  • EcologyKM Ltd., Brestovitza, Bulgaria
  • PRIVATE SCHOOL “SUN RAY“, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • EUFORA CHIOS ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND SERVICES, Vouno Chios, Greece
  • KOTSIRAS ANASTASIOS (NURBS), Athens, Greece
  • OAED – European Education Consultancy and Coaching Services, Istanbul, Turkey
  • ZAMS – Zavod Antona Martina Slomska, Maribor, Slovenia

Aims and objectives

Provision of training to teachers in order to:

  • Introduce affordable ecology training in the existing curriculums (e.g. could be added to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) courses, or provide it as extra-curricular activity);
  • Engage the youth of today to protect the climate of tomorrow;
  • Ensure young people have the power to be the change for sustainability that our world needs by engaging them in fun, action-oriented and socially responsible learning.

Target groups

  • School teachers of primary education
  • School networks of primary education

Beneficiaries

  • Students of primary education
  • Student bodies of primary education
  • Society as a whole

Outcomes

  • IO1: Affordable ecology benchmarking methodology and tools for schools
  • IO2: ABC guide and training material
  • IO3: “Affordable ecology” portal with interactive teaching tools, as well as tool to generate an own project idea, including a video library with “best tips towards affordable school ecology”
  • IO4: Smart app with 25 ecology related affordable best and good practices illustrated via range of attractive 3D animations/videos

ECO AGRI (2018-2020)

ECO AGRI – Adult training course for small farmers on ecological and urban agriculture

Website: www.eco-urban-agri.eu

Funded by: Erasmus+ programme of the EU Commission
Measure: Strategic partnership for development of innovation in adult education
2018-1-BG01-KA204-047888

Start date: 03 December 2018
Duration: 24 months

Consortium

  • UNIVERSITY OF AGRIBUSINESS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (project coordinator)
  • EcologyKM Ltd., Brestovitsa, Bulgaria
  • EUFORA, Vuono Chios, Greece
  • CANAKKALE ONSEKIZ MART UNIVERSITESI, Canakkale, Turkey

Aims and objectives

  • to develop a training curriculum, educational videos and training course for adults (18+) who are interested to explore the ecological urban agriculture either to produce their own food, to sell the production to a small outdoor market or as part of their activities during their spare time/hobby.

Target groups

  • Adults (low skilled, low qualified, NEETs, people with disabilities)
  • Existing urban agriculture small farmers
  • Adult educators
  • Adult training centers
  • Lifelong learning centers

Outcomes

  • Educative Awareness videos on ecological and urban agriculture development
  • Training curriculum and training course on ecological and urban agriculture for small farmers
  • Interactive mobile application for urban eco-farmers

ECOFAR (2018 – 2020)

ECOFAR – Development of managerial and entrepreneurial skills of young eco-farmers via joint VET curricula, enhanced qualification profile, assessment standard and sustainable cooperation synergies

Website: www.ecofarm-manager.eu

Call: EACEA/27/2017
Key Action 3: Dedicated VET tools, sub-action: Joint qualifications in VET
597256-EPP-1-2018-1-BG-EPPKA3-VET-JQ

Start date: 01 October 2018
Duration: 24 months

Consortium

  • National Vocational School for Veterinary Medicine “Ivan Pavlov”, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (project coordinator)
  • Ecology KM, Brestovitsa, Bulgaria
  • National Agency for VET, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • CPI – Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training, Slovenia
  • Cannakale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
  • KOCAELİ İL MİLLÎ EĞİTİM MÜDÜRLÜĞÜ, Turkey
  • EUFORA, Greece

Aims and objectives

  • to increase the employability of young eco-farmer entrepreneurs by provision of dedicated extended VET curricula for management of eco-farm enterprises.
    to develop highly skilled, qualified workforce;
  • to deliver tangible and sustainable outcomes in establishing a joint VET qualification in the field of eco-farmer entrepreneurship and management including better transparency, comparability and recognition of those qualifications;
  • to support joint developments of curricula and assessment standard in the field of management and entrepreneurship for young learners in VET in Europe and strengthen overall its quality, relevance and attractiveness;
  • to be implemented as part of the work-based learning and a mobility component, addressing ECVET learning outcomes and proper recognition and validation of the learning achievements;
  • to cover skills mismatch and shortages as well as the need for higher level skills at sectoral level of eco farming management and entrepreneurship.

Target groups

  • VET learners (aged 16-29) – eco-farmers
  • Existing eco-farmers
  • Young entrepreneurs in the eco-farming sector
  • VET trainers & educators
  • VET centers who are providing further training / (pre-) qualification
  • SMEs active in eco-farming fields
  • Policy makers in the field of policy reform in VET

Outcomes

  • Enhanced occupational profile / state educational standard for the specialty / profession of veterinary technician / eco-farmer
  • Joint qualification curricula for acquisition and further enhancement of managerial and entrepreneurial competences by young entrepreneurs
  • Online collaborative learning portal and mobile app

Participation to the #EPPSymposium2018

EUFORA P.C. will participate to the Jean Monnet Action “European Ports Policy” of the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean, in collaboration with PortEconomics, organises the Jean Monnet Symposium on “The future of the European Port Policy”, an international 2-day meeting of decision-makers, stakeholders and the academia, aiming to generate knowledge and advance the dialogue on the prospects of the European ports and port related initiatives. The symposium will take place in Chios, Greece, an island of strong maritime tradition, 28-29 June 2018.

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EUFora starts cooperation with Bulgarian ecology experts

In the context of the growing ecology and sustainable economy debate in the Balkans, EUFora is glad to announce a close cooperation with the Bulgarian based EcologyKM company.

This cooperation aims at bringing together both technical and education expertise which both companies have available.

We will update you soon on our common work.