The main objective of the AGFOSY project is to develop a complex but at the same time flexible agroforestry training system, based on the compilation of several case studies and good agroforestry practices from several countries, with a similar agricultural structure, but different agroforestry practices.
SIMULWIND is a European project for the training of wind farm operation and maintenance personnel, which aims to develop a simulator capable of showing the main failures and solutions that can be found in both wind turbines and wind farms. This tool will be open to various professionals in the sector.
Europe is facing a huge humanitarian crisis. Nearly a million migrants and refugees have arrived since 2015 and countries are struggling to find ways to integrate them. One proven method is through community urban gardens. These green spaces allow people from different cultures to get to know each other in a peaceful, safe and active environment. UGAIN will provide NGOs, municipal governments and new (or existing) community gardeners with the necessary training and support, so that local people and immigrants can grow through nature.
Intellectual disability affects about 1% of the European population, most of them (85%) having Mild Intellectual Disability (MID). Individuals with MID are often at a disadvantage, as they typically achieve a low level of formal education, and the deficits can also appear on their adaptation skills, which still has a negative effect on employment opportunities.
The aim of the CARE-T-FARMS project is to create training materials that provide people with the necessary skills to scale up Social Farming experiences across Europe. As a result of the CARE-T-FARMS project, three free and open access online training modules will be developed, each of which will have its own target audience. They will correspond to the different levels of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF-EQF), depending on their learning objectives.
European Agricultural Landscapes (EAAP) have an important cultural value and play a crucial role in biodiversity conservation and production. The FEAL project aims to help farmers conceptualize and implement innovative agricultural techniques, linking the interests of farmers and society at large.
Agriculture and agricultural production are increasingly facing social and environmental challenges. Family farms are a central element of EU agricultural policy and the viability of many family farms is under threat. Cooperative farming is seen as a possible way to overcome some of these constraints to growth.
There is a huge loss of arable land to building, roads and industry. According to the Corine land report, between 2000 and 2006 the reduction of arable land, permanent crops, pastures and small plots has been more than 500,000 ha in Europe. This is leading to the loss of rural living centers because there are no ideas for the use of old agricultural buildings. The potential for reuse of agricultural buildings is very high, but there is a lack of opportunities to get real experiences from one entrepreneur to another.
Family farms represent an important resource across Europe that helps to reduce unemployment rates, meet the demographic challenges of European agriculture and maintain and improve the social, economic and cultural sustainability of rural areas. A key factor in family farming is the succession process, as well as the tools and knowledge that young people need to cope with this. The FARM-SUCCESS project trains farmers for sustainable succession processes, empowers and motivates young farmers to continue their parents' family business.