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Importance of entrepreneurial skills for the eco-farming sector – ECOFAR

Our CEO explains in below video the importance of entrepreneurial skills for (eco-)farmers, and the achievements of the project ECOFAR – Development of managerial and entrepreneurial skills of young eco-farmers via joint VET curricula, enhanced qualification profile, assessment standard and sustainable cooperation synergies.

The project, started on 1st October 2018, is now reaching its completion after a 30 months close cooperation between partners from Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia, Turkey.


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Ecofar aims towards the development of managerial and entrepreneurial skills of young eco-farmers via joint VET curricula, enhanced qualification profile, assessment standard and sustainable cooperation synergies.

Funded by: Erasmus+ programme of the EU Commission
Call: EACEA/27/2017
Key Action 3: Dedicated VET tools, sub-action: Joint qualifications in VET
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Expected Results

  • Development of improved joint qualification curriculum for improvement of managerial skills of eco-farmer young entrepreneurs via work-based training
  • Further extension of the state educational standard (qualification profile)
  • Development of an assessment standard (mechanism) for validation and recognition of the acquired knowledge, skills and competences.
  • Development of a consortium based on a business bridge between the VET providers (schools/colleges) and SMEs in the sector

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

Start date: 01 October 2018
End date: 31 March 2021

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