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

Start date: 01 November 2018
Duration: 24 months


  • University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria (project coordinator)
  • EcologyKM Ltd., Brestovitza, Bulgaria
  • PRIVATE SCHOOL “SUN RAY“, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 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


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


  • 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

Start date: 03 December 2018
Duration: 24 months


  • UNIVERSITY OF AGRIBUSINESS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (project coordinator)
  • EcologyKM Ltd., Brestovitsa, Bulgaria
  • EUFORA, Vuono Chios, Greece

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


  • 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

Start date: 01 October 2018
Duration: 24 months


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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