CerOrganic - Quality Certified Training of Trainers on Organic Agriculture

Multilateral project financed by the European Commission with the aim of developing an internationally recognized quality assurance procedure for the vocational education and training of agricultural advisors/trainers.

Validation training in Vienna
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Acronym

CerOrganic

Project type/Funding

EU Lifelong Learning programme, Leonardo da Vinci

Project number

504387-LLP-1-2009-1-GR-LEONARDO- LMP

Duration

2010 - 2011

Aims and Objectives

The overall aim of CerOrganic was to develop and test a training of agricultural advisors/trainers, based on the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (EQARF). By incorporating already existing trainings for young and/or unemployed agricultural experts in the field of organic agriculture into an innovative quality-certified training program and developing a quality certification system, CerOrganic significantly enhanced the qualitiy and attractiveness of organic agriculture training systems.

CerOrganic project helped to increase the number of internationally qualified organic agriculture trainers and  provided quality trainings and training certification systems that ease farmers' transition to organic agriculture.

Results

  • quality-certified training program
  • CerOrganic course management platform
  • CerOrganic MOLE trainers' handbook
  • 6th December 2011: International CerOrganic Conference in Athens, Greece

Target group

young and/or unemployed agricultural experts

Applicant

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece

Partners

Federal Ministry of Education (Subcontractor: "die umweltberatung"), Austria
Agro-Know Technologies, Greece
Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Hungarian Association of Organic Farming, Hungary
Institute for Agricultural and Food Information, Czech Republic
Agrarian Chamber, Czech Republic
European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning (EFQUEL)
Ministry of Agriculture, Cyprus
DIO Certification and Inspection Organization of Organic Products, Greece

Links

http://wiki.agroknow.gr/cerorganic/index.php/Main_Page