National Case Studies on targets’ needs in rural sector

One of the major difficulties in design and implementing training programs in the rural sector is the vast variety of educational background of the trainees. Especially during the recent years in many countries there is a return of young people possessing university degree to primary sector activities. Thus arises the necessity through Project implementation to define the EQF levels of possible project end users, to design and provide an appropriate training system and training material according to EQF requirements.

This intellectual output is a desk research, in each partner country, aiming to collect current information about the state of the art and analyze it, in respect to the following key issues:

  • State of art for organic cultivation of medicinal plants in partner’s countries, and description of possible areas (mountain and semi-mountain appropriate for implementation of such cultivations via GPS data.
  • Present situation in rural sector education status at national level with emphasis on the capacity of this sector to adopt new ICT technologies in education and training, including comparative review of national competence standards, NQFs, EQF and ESCO.
  • The responsibility to apply into practice European/national policies for rural development and the necessity for project target groups proper education.
  • The necessity for expansion in new markets, possible limitations for further development and threats; possibilities for further growth promotion: “new skills for new jobs” strategy implementation and shift from “knowledge” to “competence”.
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