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            [post_content] => The three rural extension networks IALB, EUFRAS and SEASN, together with the University of Santiago de Compostela, are organising the International Conference on Rural Extension 2022 in Lugo (Galicia-Spain) from 21-25 June 2022. The conference is trilingual: German, English and Spanish.
Conference theme and focus In rural areas, challenges for farms are increasing: changing agricultural policy objectives, growing environmental demands, out-of-control prices and costs, digitalisation and unexpected events such as the COVID crisis. In addition, problems on farms are increasing as they have to enter new markets and face increasing competition. They also have to deal with problems with employees, family issues or the change of generations, etc. have to be overcome, which may eventually lead to the closure or perhaps even the disappearance of the farms. This is a major challenge because the complexity of the system in which farming activities take place, as well as the fact that people are at the centre of everything, makes the role of rural extension services increasingly necessary and important. It is therefore necessary to strengthen the role of extension workers in the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS) in general and to improve their links with the other actors in the AKIS, which, together with improving their methodological and technical skills, will be crucial for the future. A central theme of the conference is how to improve innovative knowledge sharing and transfer in rural areas. Rural extension needs to know how to support, promote, network and advise actors in this process in the right way. This is an even greater and more important challenge considering that important issues such as food safety, environmental protection, climate change mitigation and animal welfare depend on its success. Also, from 2023 onwards, the implementation of enhanced cross-compliance, organic schemes and other instruments will require advisors to make additional efforts to implement them properly in order to achieve a smooth transition to a sustainable agricultural system. The conference venue of Lugo is located on the last stretch of the Way of St. James, which many pilgrims walk to find themselves and to reflect on life. Rural extension in Europe is also setting out on its journey: extension workers need to constantly update their knowledge and keep refreshing their skills, which is a major challenge to which this international conference aims to contribute through lectures and presentations as well as debates, workshops and technical excursions to farms and farm product processing plants. The international 61st IALB|11th EUFRAS|8th SEASN meeting 2022 Galicia will provide a platform for discussion and exchange of knowledge and experiences useful for improving the situation of rural areas in Europe. Advice on the way! Find out more on the conference webpage! [post_title] => 61st IALB|11th EUFRAS|8th SEASN International Conference 2022 Galicia [post_excerpt] => The three rural extension networks IALB, EUFRAS and SEASN, together with the University of Santiago de Compostela are organizing the International Conference on Rural Extension 2022. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => testing-with-conference-2-0 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-09-07 12:56:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-09-07 12:56:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.eufras.eu/?post_type=eufras_events&p=2082 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => eufras_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2282 [post_author] => 44 [post_date] => 2022-09-07 12:53:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-09-07 12:53:47 [post_content] =>

In cooperation with Boerenbond, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the upcoming face-to-face gathering in Leuven, Belgium for a chance to network and discuss our joint activities! The event takes off on the 8th of September at 13:00 CET and we are wrapping up on the 9th of September at 14:00 CET allowing you to be efficient with your travel arrangements. After two years of Zoom meetings, we finally get to reunite in person!

For more detailed information, please see the agenda!
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  • “Good practices to improve your farm demo events and activities” (The Farm Demo Training Kit);
  • “How farm demos activate the local Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS)” (Some policy recommendations)
The provisional agenda is available here. The webinar is open to anyone who would like to join: farmers, advisors, researchers, and other stakeholders in the field of agriculture. Participation in the webinar is free, but pre-registration is required! You can register for the webinar on the following link: https://bit.ly/3ORhlrS You will receive the link to connect to the meeting few days in advance. We look forward to seeing you all on September 20th! [post_title] => NEFERTITI final webinar [post_excerpt] => Registration for NEFERTITI final webinar: “The Nefertiti legacy for the future of farm demo in Europe” on September 20th is open! [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => nefertiti-final-webinar-the-nefertiti-legacy-for-the-future-of-farm-demo-in-europe [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-10-07 04:41:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-10-07 04:41:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.eufras.eu/?post_type=eufras_events&p=2275 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => eufras_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2429 [post_author] => 44 [post_date] => 2022-10-04 15:26:29 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-10-04 15:26:29 [post_content] => This ninth annual conference will share learning from the UCD / Teagasc Masters in Agricultural Innovation Support and Masters in Agricultural Extension and Innovation programmes. This year’s conference will be a live event at Teagasc Ashtown Conference Centre on 26th October 2022 (8.30am to 4pm) and will also be streamed live online. Advance registration is required. Session topics will include
  1. Advisory skills and tools for co-creation and multi actor innovation
  2. Stepping up to the climate change challenge with farmers
  3. Learning and education – emerging challenges and opportunities
  4. Social sustainability advisory challenges and opportunities
Who should attend? This conference will appeal to all those working in public and private agricultural advisory and education services and for those interested in improving the processes of knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange in the farming sector. Contact agribus.ruraldev@ucd.ie for further information. Register on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ucd-teagasc-knowledge-transfer-conference-2022-hybrid-tickets-422443970287 [post_title] => Challenges and opportunities for the Agriculture Knowledge and Innovation System [post_excerpt] => This ninth annual conference will share learning from the UCD / Teagasc Masters in Agricultural Innovation Support and Masters in Agricultural Extension and Innovation programs. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => challenges-and-opportunities-for-the-agriculture-knowledge-and-innovation-system [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-10-04 15:26:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-10-04 15:26:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.eufras.eu/?post_type=eufras_events&p=2429 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => eufras_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2419 [post_author] => 44 [post_date] => 2022-09-22 08:18:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-09-22 08:18:32 [post_content] => i2connect project aims to strengthen the role of farm and forestry advisors in interactive innovation, to support farmers and foresters in their transition to more sustainable production systems. They are proud to announce the first international conference hosted by ÖMKi, the Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture and the Széchenyi University.  The conference invites advisors, trainers, researchers, and representatives of public authorities from Central Eastern Europe and beyond to present and discuss topics relevant to the future of advisory services, including better Agriculture Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) in Europe, best practices in innovation support through advisory services, and good examples of comprehensive capacity building programs on innovation for trainers, advisors and managers of advisory services. In addition, a range of opportunities will be offered for participants to become actively engaged in the international agriculture and forestry advisory community.
The conference will include keynote speeches, presentations, a poster session and interactive workshops, as well as a field visit to discover inspiring examples of interactive innovation in practice. 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This event will be streamed online. The link for the live stream will be available closer to the date. Who should attend Vocational education and training providers particualry agricultural schools (students, teachers), advisers, farmers, researchers, EU organisations, national authorities in charge of agriculture and education, EC services and agencies. Full information available on https://agriculture.ec.europa.eu/events/farmings-got-talent-vocational-education-and-training-agriculture-transition-2022-11-24_en [post_title] => Farming’s got talent! [post_excerpt] => Vocational education and training for agriculture in transition [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => farmings-got-talent [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-10-13 11:37:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-10-13 11:37:58 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.eufras.eu/?post_type=eufras_events&p=2440 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => eufras_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2495 [post_author] => 44 [post_date] => 2022-11-16 19:37:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-11-16 19:37:19 [post_content] => The next EUFRAS Annual Member`s meeting will be held from the 1st to the 2nd of March, 2023 in Tallinn, Estonia, and hosted by our member organization Estonian Rural Development Foundation. As soon as more information is available, it will be published here. 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It will provide an overview of European research and innovation activities and their achievements in agriculture, forestry and rural development. Participants will also be invited to share their views on how to shape the future EU agricultural research and innovation agenda. Field visits are organised on 2 June, indicate your interest in the registration form. Building on the success of the 2016 and 2018 editions, participants will find out how research and innovation activities have benefitted the implementation of the common agricultural policy (CAP) and most importantly farmers, foresters and people living in rural areas. The conference will also be a great occasion to network with around 500 peers. The European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski will open the event. High-level speakers will discuss the global research and innovation agenda relating to farming, forestry and rural communities, and the role of research and innovation in making the European Green Deal a reality for Europe and beyond. Participants will be able to provide their input to update the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development’s long-term EU research and innovation agenda for agriculture, forestry and rural areas, and contribute to shaping the Horizon Europe strategic plan 2025-27. 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The Final Ploutos Event on Policy Recommendations for a Sustainable Agri-food Sector will take place at Copa Cogeca’s premises on 8th of June, 14:30-16:30 CEST.The event will engage with all key stakeholders of the agri-food sector at the EU level, aiming to present “Preliminary set of Policy Recommendations” of Ploutos Project that can support the EC and EU Member States to enable the transition of agri-food value chains towards a Sustainable model. The Ploutos Policy Recommendations (you may find them attached) are focused on two closely linked categories:

·         Policy Recommendations for Rebalancing the Agri-Food Value Chain

·         Policy Recommendations for Enabling the Uptake of Digital Technologies in the Agri-Food Sector

The key objective of this final event is to lead to a clear consensus on which policies to prioritize and define the next steps to eventually shape the final Policy Set to enable the transition of agri-food value chains towards a Sustainable model.In that sense we are looking forward for your participation and contribution in a dialogue to prioritize identified future policies for a sustainable agri-food sector and define the next steps to be implemented. If you, or any other colleague(s) from project/ organization, wish to participate, kindly register through this form here by 1st of June.

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The theme of this year`s conference is the role of education and extension in the transformation process of agriculture - in the context of climate change, ensuring nutrition and societal demands. This topic was deliberately chosen in view of the global as well as regional challenges in almost all areas of economic and social life. The dramatic events of recent years have made it clear how, in addition to the structural changes already taking place on farms, the entire agricultural sector is exposed to international influences. In addition, rapidly advancing climate change and its consequences for the availability of natural resources are leading to new environmental awareness. The need for ensuring food production and the provision of agricultural raw materials has made consumers aware of the "systemic relevance" of the agricultural and food industry. On the other hand, society's expectations of production and marketing in regional value chains geared to resource conservation and animal welfare have continued to rise. The resulting new realities for agricultural practice and the people working in it call for education and advisory services that are tailored to needs and fit for the future. How this transformation process is taking shape under the general conditions in Saxony will be the subject of the conference. 25 years have passed since the last IALB conference in Saxony. A suitable period of time to take up many an operational development story. Likewise, consulting has undergone a profound transformation. The Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology, with its extremely wide range of tasks, offers the prerequisites for an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge in a special way. Accordingly, you can expect a wide range of information as a basis for a lively and interesting exchange at the conference. We want to take this into account by offering a varied Conference Program. The registration portal is available on the Conference webpage! We would also like to point out the possibility to participate in the Poster Session. With Dresden as a Saxon city of art and culture as well as the charming surrounding area, there are numerous tourist attractions to discover. We have arranged room contingents for overnight stays in close proximity to the conference center. Please note that the contingents are limited in number and can be booked for a limited period of time. Of course, you can also use other accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you to Dresden in September! [post_title] => IALB&EUFRAS&SEASN Conference 2023 [post_excerpt] => The next joint IALB&EUFRAS&SEASN Conference 2023 will take place from September 10th to 14th in Dresden, Germany. 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The course will cover crucial topics and concepts for delivering advisory work in the framework of innovation networks, such as the facilitation of interactive processes and the concept of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS). A variety of interactive exercises will be used throughout the course to trigger students’ active participation and creativity and sensitize them to their role as future innovation advisors and the competencies they need to develop for successfully delivering advisory services. The participants will have the opportunity to get familiar with several methodological tools, such as the Spiral of Initiatives/Innovations and the Triangle of Co-creation, and put them into practice including a farm visit (innovation project). Such tools are useful for both advisors and researchers in analyzing innovation networks, identifying the role of the involved actors, and navigating through innovation ecosystems. Please have an overview. Applicants to the i2connect Summer School should have some knowledge of innovation, agriculture, communication and/or facilitation, and related topics. Good command of the English language is also necessary. In order to apply, please fill in the Application Form. We kindly ask you to complete the short form and return it before the 30th of April 2023. You may send your application to Dr (Ms) Maria Gerster-Bentaya, email: m.gerster-bentaya@uni-hohenheim.de and/or Prof (Ms) Andrea Knierim (i430a@uni-hohenheim.de). You can also have a look at the first i2connect Summer School, aiming at strengthening the capacity of future rural advisors to support interactive innovation, which took place from the 23rd to the 29th of July 2022 at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete, Greece. The Agricultural University of Athens as the organizer of the event and facilitators from the University of Hohenheim, the University College Dublin, the Széchenyi István University and the Berner Fachhochschule welcomed 26 Msc and PhD students from Irish, Slovenian, Italian, French, Spanish, Lithuanian, Serbian, Belgian, Swedish, German and Greek universities. Read the full article! [post_title] => i2connect Summer School in Germany: Strengthening the future advisors’ capacity to support interactive innovation [post_excerpt] => Save the date for the upcoming i2connect Summer School that is going to be organized at Hohenheim University from the 11th to the 15th of September. 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The Horizon Europe Cluster 6 2024 calls for proposals, will open on 17 October 2023 with a deadline for submission end of February 2024. The 2024 Work Programme includes 75 new topics proposing over 890 million of EU funding to support the best actions. EC organize the event in a hybrid format: you may choose from joining in person at the Charlemagne conference facility in Brussels, or you may follow the programme remotely, via the live web-streamed and interact online. You may prepare your questions in advance and be able to ask in person or via the online platform during the event. In addition, for those who attend in person, dedicated information booths will be made available to exchange information and obtain guidance concerning participation in Horizon Europe and concerning the application process.


We organise the event in a hybrid format.
  • To join in-person at the Charlemagne conference facility in Brussels, please register here.
  • Please sign-up to this Platform to follow the event online. Streaming sessions will be accessible once logged in.

The objective of the event

The overall goal of the Information Days is to promote funding opportunities and to explain the call topics under the 2024 Work programme and encourage participation.

What can you expect from this event?

  • You will learn about all call topics and identify those where your ideas may fit best
  • You will have the opportunity to learn first-hand guidance about proposal preparation and submission
  • You will get an insight about how the legal entity validation process works
  • You can ask questions related to proposal submission directly to experts in the field and have feedback
  • You could meet potential partners to form a consortium
For more information, please visit https://research-innovation-community.ec.europa.eu/events/7qZr4Q2zmCYzGZKQLCwz3H/overview The network of National Contact Points for Cluster 6, CARE4BIO, also invites you to participate in the on-site networking event in Brussels on 26 September for the upcoming 2024 calls in Horizon Europe Cluster 6 'Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment'! For more information and registration, please visit https://he-2024-cluster6.b2match.io/ [post_title] => Horizon Europe Cluster 6 information days about the Work Programme 2024 [post_excerpt] => Are you interested in research and innovation funding opportunities in the area of Food, Bioeconomy, Natural resources, Agriculture and Environment? [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => horizon-europe-cluster-6-information-days-about-the-work-programme-2024 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2023-07-12 11:02:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-07-12 11:02:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.eufras.eu/?post_type=eufras_events&p=3549 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => eufras_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [12] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3716 [post_author] => 44 [post_date] => 2023-08-15 13:49:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2023-08-15 13:49:30 [post_content] => Join GFRAS for an upcoming international meeting where experts and professionals from around the world on extension, agricultural education, and rural advisory services will gather to address ways to attract and prepare the next generation of leaders in agriculture and improve global food security. Topics will include youth engagement, secondary and post-secondary education, young professionals, and serving the underserved. Register Now! Dates: October 17-19, 2023 Location: Denver, Colorado, U.S. Theme: Building the Next Generation of Leaders in Agriculture Held for the first time in North America, this meeting will feature innovative speakers, interactive plenary sessions, break-out discussions, and field trips to Colorado farms and businesses. Join us to explore what building the next generation of leaders looks like around the world. For a sneak peek at our agenda, registration, hotel information, and more, visit the GFRAS Annual Meeting website. A brief version of the agenda is available below: Day 1 – October 17, 2023 Day 2 – October 18, 2023 Day 3 – October 19, 2023 Opening remarks Three dynamic field trip routes across the Colorado Front Range Keynote addresses Keynote addresses Tour of the new CSU Spur Campus in Denver, Colorado NAAAN Country Hub discussions GFRAS Network Exchange Western Cultural Evening and Dinner GFRAS Regional Network discussions Parallel Sessions Parallel Sessions Partnership Gallery and Poster Networking Reception Networking Time A more detailed version of the agenda can be found here. Register now, book your hotel, and we’ll see you in Denver! [post_title] => 14th GFRAS Annual meeting [post_excerpt] => Join GFRAS for an upcoming international meeting where experts and professionals from around the world! [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 14th-gfras-annual-meeting [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2023-08-15 13:49:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-08-15 13:49:30 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.eufras.eu/?post_type=eufras_events&p=3716 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => eufras_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [13] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3963 [post_author] => 44 [post_date] => 2023-10-17 17:27:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2023-10-17 17:27:52 [post_content] =>
The European Mission Soil Week is an annual event aimed at promoting the Horizon Europe Mission 'A Soil Deal for Europe' (Mission Soil) raising awareness about the importance of soil health, and driving action to protect and restore our soils.
The European Mission Soil Week, organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) in the context of the Mission Soil together with the EU funded project PREPSOIL and the Joint Research Centre - EU Soil Observatory (EUSO) will be held from 21 to 23 November 2023. The conference will be locally hosted by INIA-CSIC at the central facilities of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain, under the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council.
The European Mission Soil Week is a major European gathering that brings together the European soil community. Researchers, policymakers, farmers, foresters, spatial planners, landowners and land managers, businesses, and organisations as well as the general public will meet to discuss the challenges for making and keeping EU soils healthy.
The event will be an opportunity to communicate and disseminate solutions based on the latest research results and innovations for healthy soils. Therefore, the European Mission Soil Week will bring together and mobilise communities to protect and restore soil health.
This first edition of the European Mission Soil Week is particularly significant in the context of the proposed EU Directive on Soil Monitoring and Resilience. The Commission’s proposal was published on 5 July 2023 with the aim to ensure healthy soils by 2050, in close connection with the Mission Soil goals and the support the Mission can provide to reach the objectives promoted by the Directive.
Soil health is high on the EU political agenda. The European Green Deal and other policies recognise soil health as an essential element for achieving their objectives, such as climate neutrality, stopping desertification and land degradation or reversing biodiversity loss. This first edition of the European Mission Soil Week adds momentum to the ongoing efforts to improve soil health and provides a platform to discuss how soil health, related innovation, experimentation, demonstration, monitoring, increased public awareness and citizen engagement through the Mission Soil can contribute to the green transition.
Additionally, it brings together the Mission Soil Ambassadors and the signatories of the Mission Soil Manifesto providing visibility for their engagement and offering exchange and networking opportunities.
Why should I attend the European Mission Soil Week (EMSW)?
Reasons to come to the EMSW 2023:
  • Network with soil communities around Europe and beyond
  • Discover the Mission-funded projects
  • Be updated on the latest achievements of the Mission during the plenary sessions
  • Take part in the most important debates around soils during the breakout sessions
  • Contribute to ongoing initiatives within the context of soil health
  • And much more – check the full programme
The European Mission Soil Week will also be live-streamed, allowing everyone to get involved.
More details on the event webpage.
[post_title] => European Mission Soil Week [post_excerpt] => Leading the transition towards healthy soils [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => european-mission-soil-week [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2023-10-17 17:27:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-10-17 17:27:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.eufras.eu/?post_type=eufras_events&p=3963 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => eufras_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [14] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3967 [post_author] => 44 [post_date] => 2023-10-17 17:34:50 [post_date_gmt] => 2023-10-17 17:34:50 [post_content] => You are warmly invited to the Workshop on Durability of Investments organised by the CAP Implementation Contact Point of the EU CAP Network together with the European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, in Brussels, Belgium on 14 December 2023. The Workshop will consider the important question of how to make public and private rural development investments supported under the CAP last for a sufficient length of time to contribute to the objectives, i.e. be ‘durable’. Key elements of what make investments durable will be discussed, as well as eligibility conditions for funding, and methods for ex-post control for funded projects under the 2014-2022 programming; particularly in the light of the European Court of Auditors special report 12/2022 on durability in rural development[1]. The Workshop will be open to stakeholders from all Member States, both those who have included specific durability conditions in their CSPs 2023-2027, and those who have not. The event should be of particular interest to Managing Authorities, Paying Agencies, evaluators, and organisations representing members who make CAP-supported investments as well as National CAP Networks. The aim is to exchange best practices among Member States particularly regarding the durability of investments under 2014-2022 EAFRD and considering Member State’s approach under the 2023-2027 CAP Strategic Plans. To enrich the debate, it is encouraged for participants to provide available information applicable at national level for these investments during the 2023-27 CSPs, although such requirements are not foreseen by the legal acts. The draft agenda of the event is available on the event page. The working language will be English. Please follow the link below to register for the meeting as soon as possible before 9 November 2023. [post_title] => Workshop on Durability of Investments: EU CAP Network event [post_excerpt] => The overall aim of the workshop is to exchange best practices among MS [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => workshop-on-durability-of-investments-eu-cap-network-event [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2023-10-17 17:36:31 [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-10-17 17:36:31 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.eufras.eu/?post_type=eufras_events&p=3967 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => eufras_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [15] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3994 [post_author] => 44 [post_date] => 2023-11-16 15:50:59 [post_date_gmt] => 2023-11-16 15:50:59 [post_content] =>
Are you involved in interactive and multi-actor innovation process, network dynamics and training of advisors in your country?
So the i2connect Train the Trainers Training is for you!!
In 2024, the i2connect team invites you to get involved in a complete training process in order to strengthen your training capacities about interactive innovation and networking!

Why should you apply for this training? Because it will permit you to:

  • Create a common understanding of what interactive innovation is and why it is important, the role of the innovation facilitator, the attitudes and competences involved;
  • Create an understanding and awareness of the different levels that are important for interactive innovation;
  • Provide tools for analysing/reflecting/supporting interactions in an interactive innovation network and give space to try them out;
  • Offer space to try out, practice, experiment and reflect on tools, processes etc.;
  • Collectively and individually reflect on the common learning process;
  • Prepare your future national training about interactive innovation!
All these capacities will be developed thanks to the network we will create during 3,5 days, composed by :
  • The trainers who will support you to understand and practice i2connect concepts and tools, but also prepare your future trainings;
  • The participants who will bring a diversity of capacities, experiences and background to share !

How to apply?

  • Have a look at the program to discover the great adventure you will live with the i2connect team;
  • Note the practical aspects:
    • Introduction webinar: 5th of January 2024 [9:00am to 12:00pm] – online
[post_title] => i2connect Train the Trainer Training 2024 [post_excerpt] => Are you involved in interactive and multi-actor innovation process, network dynamics and training of advisors in your country? [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => i2connect-train-the-trainer-training-2024 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2023-11-16 15:50:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-11-16 15:50:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.eufras.eu/?post_type=eufras_events&p=3994 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => eufras_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [16] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3996 [post_author] => 44 [post_date] => 2023-11-16 16:00:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2023-11-16 16:00:43 [post_content] => The EU CAP Network Seminar 'Skills and lifelong learning for agricultural advisory and training service providers’ will take place in Vienna (Austria) on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024. The call for expression of interest is now open. If you are interested in participating, please fill in the application form before 26 November 2023, 23:59 CET. The agenda outline is available below. The language of the event will be English. There will be no interpretation.

Background information

To speed up the twin green and digital transition in agriculture and, at the same time, make sure that it is socially fair and just, it is crucial to have a more skilled and qualified agriculture community, specifically farmers, advisors and the workforce. These actors should be able to learn and acquire new skills in a lifelong journey. Increasing the level of skills and developing new ones is a key outcome of a well-functioning AKIS (Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems). New CAP strategic plans provide several tools through various interventions to foster knowledge exchange and training on innovative approaches for farmers, foresters and advisors; with high potential for increased uptake by and enhanced impact among relevant stakeholders. Nevertheless, there is an ongoing need for the development of new, more interactive and effective approaches in addressing skills shortages in the agricultural sector - within the context of AKIS and the CAP. Against this background, several initiatives are taking place at the EU level. Supported by the European Commission, stakeholders of the agriculture and food industry have established a skills partnership under the EU Pact for Skills. While 2022 has been the European Year of Youth, 2023 is the European Year of Skills. Moreover, under the new CAP, advisors have an increasingly important place in AKIS with their roles in transferring knowledge and innovation, capturing farmers’ needs, acting as innovation brokers, and participating in and sharing knowledge from EIP-AGRI Operational Group innovative projects. Additionally, their expertise is expected to expand to broader environmental, social and economic topics. Therefore, training and upskilling of advisors is necessary for supporting their expanding role within AKIS. For all the above reasons, the EIP-AGRI Support Facility is organising this seminar on skills and lifelong learning for advisory and training service providers for the agriculture sector with a focus on skills and training delivery.


The main objective of the seminar is to exchange knowledge and identify good practices for training and advisory services to support lifelong learning AKIS-wide. The specific objectives of the seminar are:
  • taking stock of the existing skills needs which have been identified as important for farmers and farm workers related to the green and digital transitions
  • identifying effective and new training methods and tools for advisors and others to deliver the required skills for the agricultural sector
  • improving the quality and attractiveness of training to agriculture actors including those directly interacting with advisors and training providers (i.e. farmers, farm workers, etc.)
  • building links between stakeholders and EU instruments/projects tackling skills development for agriculture actors (advisors, VET, Horizon Europe, Erasmus+, etc.)
  • supporting EU Member States in delivering knowledge to farmers/maximising CAP SP interventions impact in delivering skills to farmers, i.e. discussing how to use EIP-AGRI Operational Groups as a tool for learning and improving skills of farmers and farm workers
  • brainstorming of research and innovation needs for delivering skills for agricultural actors

The main target groups:

This seminar will focus specifically on advisors and training providers including representatives from vocational education & training organisations. We also aim to include representatives of Managing Authorities whose work revolves around agriculture advisory and training, innovation brokers, representatives from farmer and forester organisations as well as researchers and representatives of EU-funded projects dealing with the theme of the seminar. Further information about the selection process and criteria. For any questions, please contact seminar.innovation@eucapnetwork.eu
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In collaboration with this year's hosts, ProAgria, it`s our great pleasure to invite you to the upcoming EUFRAS Annual Assembly, taking place from the 27th to the 28th of February in Vantaa, Finland.
Here will find the preliminary draft agenda, subject to updates and changes as the event approaches. Registration is open until 24.01.2024
As an integral part of the Assembly, we are hosting a poster/networking session, providing you with the opportunity to showcase your advisory tools, methods, projects, or research results. This can be done through a poster presentation highlighting the relevance for the advisor community and practical knowledge that advisors can implement. A template is available for download here, but please note that this is a suggestion only, and you are free to use your own templates and designs. Feel free to upload your posters to the shared folder here. All posters will be disseminated on the EUFRAS webpage and social media post-event. Please note that participants are responsible for bringing their own printed materials to the event venue.
Additionally, 2024 brings with it the opportunity for the re-election of the EUFRAS Board. If you envision a more active role within EUFRAS leadership, we welcome your candidature for the upcoming elections.
I encourage you to reach out with any questions or proposals to enhance the Assembly experience and very much looking forward to your participation!
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