On June 28, 2021, Agency for Economic Development – Kostinbrod joined the second transnational meeting of YOUNG FARMERS (Rural Entrepreneurship Leveraging Advanced training for Young Farmers), a Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, which brings together seven Partners from five different countries (Bulgaria, Belgium, Italy, Poland, and Spain). The meeting was held in online mode due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The main aim of the meeting was the presentation of the literature review, country reports, tools and good practices, and surveys, including a detailed analysis from each Partner. During the first phase of YOUNG FARMERS implementation, Partners focused on the review of policy papers, studies, research, articles and other relevant sources and resources.
The Partnership also discussed the implementation of courses (ten in total) under Intellectual Output 3.
The content of the training will address three main areas:
All YOUNG FARMERS results will available in multilingual versions, free of charge and without restrictions through the dedicated OER platform.
On November 26, 2020, AED Kostinbrod joined the online Kick-Off Meeting of YOUNG FARMERS (Rural Entrepreneurship Leveraging Advanced training for Young farmers), a Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, which brings together seven Partners from five countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland and Spain). The Kick-Off Meeting, hosted by the Institut De Haute Formation aux Politiques Communautaires (IHF asbl), was originally planned in Brussels, but has been rescheduled online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
While young farmers represent the economic bulk of European rural areas – territories that make up from 40% to 80% of every European nation – numerous EU reports identify the need of a strong entrepreneurial and risk management training (as well as new technologies) from which rural entrepreneurs can benefit in terms of new and more innovative models for business competitiveness.
The financial and long-term sustainability of their business is by several key factors: lack of entrepreneurial training; overall lack of digital and ICT competences; the competitive pressure represented by big industrial value chain.
ADVANCING BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS OF RURAL ENTREPRENEURS:
On September 2020, the Erasmus+ National Agency in Bulgaria communicated the approval of the YOUNG FARMERS - Rural Entrepreneurship Leveraging Advanced training for Young farmers proposal, under the KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training.
The project officially kick-started in mid-December with the first online transnational meeting during which partners had the great opportunity to refine and review the activities, deliverables and outcomes of the project as originally planned during proposal.
One of the very first activity was the development, testing and implementation of the Open Educational Resource Platform : the main showcase of project’s results and its greatest and most tangible channel for international visibility. The OER Platform is available in 5 languages (EN, BG, IT, ES, PL) and all of its content is fully available for free, with no sort of log-in / identification required from the user.
For the next two years, the Platform will host and mainstream all major Partnership’s achievements; each section of the OER Platform is a stand-alone library of its corresponding output.
The “Mapping” section will be the repository of the country reports elaborated by partners during the first half of 2021. Each country report (one for every nation represented by the Partners) is an in-depth analysis of socio-economic dynamics both threatening and enhancing young farmers’ competitiveness. The analysis will bring out to light specific needs / empowerment opportunities that the Partnership will address through the development, testing and validation of dedicated training material – fully available for free, with no kind of limitation for its access. The educational resources will be published on “Toolkits”. The “Guidelines” sections will host two very important documents: guidelines to promote the uptake of project results and deliverables beyond the scope of the partnership and the scale of the project; a Policy Memo collecting all the lessons learned acquired at implementation and consolidating the wealth of knowledge on the dynamics of digital and ICT tools applied to farming entrepreneurship from an operational perspective.
Strategically relevant for the widespread impact of the project is also the “Associates” section: stakeholders in the domain of rural entrepreneurship, primary sector, agribusiness, etc., will be able to join the community of practice of YOUNG FARMERS; they will remain updated on project activities, news and deliverables.
All Intellectual outputs created within the project Be in Europe have been finalized. The available languages include English, Bulgarian, Greek, Portuguese, Italian and French.
The documents will be uploaded on our platform here: www.beineurope.eu
Save the date! Another multiplier event will be organized on 14 of January 2021 in Sofia under the implementation of project “Be In Europe” (Erasmus+ Programme) with Title “Migrants’ Integration - meeting with local actors”. The presented IOs in combination with the corresponding piloting sessions are essential for migrants and entrepreneurs who hire migrants (as stated in the feedback, following the piloting sessions). Where? 122, Ovche pole Str., 1303 Sofia, Bulgaria @ 13 h EET, the Seminar hall of Technical Training Bulgaria on the 4th floor.
For any questions and/or confirming your participation you can contact Anton Caro, Project Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce that the first three newsletters are already issued. You may find interesting and useful information concerning the project Be in Europe there, as well as a couple of lines about the training sessions performed with the target groups.
Our platform is awaiting your comments! - www.beineurope.eu/cliches Open a cliché, click on it, leave a comment! Ready, steady, go!
A training session on Conflict management will be organized on the 21 Oct 2020 for a group of migrants entrepreneurs within the project Be in Europe in City Avenue Hotel, Sofia. The topic was transversally developed within the project by other project members and was selected for piloting because of its relevance and timeliness.
An opportunity for 15 migrants will take place on the 19 and 20 Oct 2020 in two training sessions in City Avenue Hotel, Sofia. The event will enrich the participants in the field of Decision making and Time management for better adaptation and better social inclusion. These two topics were selected among a list of thematics transversally developed within the project by other project members.
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Technical Training Bulgaria will carry out two events in autumn aimed at migrants. Within Intellectual Output 2 there is a scheduled 8 h training on Decision Making and Time Management with a group of 15 participants. Within Intellectual Output 3 there is a 8 h training on Conflict Management for 6 businessmen of migrant origin. These sessions will test the quality and usefulness of the training materials developed within the project.
Within the Project “Be in Europe” a platform was created for the support of an activity called "Cliché". Through this activity, participants were invited to anonymously share a cliché (through photos, drawings, video, etc.) and share different experiences in each territory of the partnership. The activity aimed at taking stock of these clichés and understanding things differently, from another angle within an intercultural environment in which we live. The contribution of our partners is available online through the following link: https://www.beineurope.eu/cliches
Within the Project “Be in Europe” a platform will be created for the support of an activity called "Cliché".
Through this activity, participants will be invited to anonymously share a cliché (through photos, drawings, video, etc.) and share different experiences in each territory of the partnership.
The activity has the aim of taking stock of these clichés and understanding things differently, from another angle within an intercultural environment in which we live.
The contribution of our partners is available online through the following link: beineurope.eu/cliches
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Be in Europe project aims to accompany migration dynamics while developing and promoting alternative learning device for migrant integration within society and labour market of the host countries.
The goal is to participate in building a transcultural and tolerant Europe that creates wealth for all and by all.
The project is designed for, on one hand, migrants and supporting organizations promoting their social and cultural integration and, on the other hand, companies and organizations involved in professional integration.
In particular, it aims at working on the development and implementation of learning devices aimed at:
Project Multiplier event was organized on 10 of March 2020 in Sofia under the implementation of project “Be In Europe” (Erasmus+ Programme) with Title “Migrants’ Integration - meeting with local actors”. The participants agreed with the major findings provided by Mr. Kostadinov and Mr. Pashov on the obstacles, which migrants face in Bulgaria. Then a discussion followed with the participants, which went ahead until the end of the event. The presented IOs are essential for migrants. Some recommendations include: a dedicated session within the piloting on culture awareness; multi-level structure of the materials, optimized for low-skilled people; to create videos for those who do not master English with subtitles in the most-widely spread migrant languages. The participants in the Multiplier Event of the Project provided the following comments: a/ The Outputs of the Project were addressed as appropriate for the target groups they were intended for; and b/ The participants generated interest in the piloting sessions and the training materials.
Project Multiplier event will be organized on 10 of March 2020 in Sofia under the implementation of project “Be In Europe” (Erasmus+ Programme) with Title “Migrants’ Integration - meeting with local actors”. As attached you can find the Agenda and Project Resume info. For any questions and/or confirming your participation you can contact Anton Caro, Project Coordinator, email@example.comMore info
We created an online questionnaire for migrants, to collect as much useful information as possible on setting up businesses and, for businesses, providing practical advice/sharing the experience of setting up businesses while learning from exchanges to better understand interculturality within businesses.
A large part of European countries is experiencing or will experience migration related to labour needs, but also to population displacement. Migration crisis in Europe started in 2010 and saw further growth in 2015, which that year went up to more than one million migrants in Europe (source: International Organization for Migrants). Meanwhile, we can only acknowledge the relative failure of integration of migrant populations: host countries face difficulties in welcoming and integrating these new citizens.More info
Be in Europe is a European project launched in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme dealing with adult education. Be in Europe project proposes to foster active inclusion in Europe.
E3 DISSEMINATION EVENT of IGETADAPT Project “Innovation and Good Practices Exchange through Adaptation and Testing of Suggestopedia as a Highly Effective Teaching Method”, 3rd July 2018 in Lyon, France Third multiplier event E3 will take place in Lyon, France , on 3rd July 2018.
The following 1-day seminar took place in Sofia on 27 Apr 2017. There were several presentations:
A professional atmosphere formed and a fruitful discussion followed.
The first draft of the methodological framework was presented during the training organized in Sofia from 5 Dec to 9 Dec 2016. It discusses the target group needs and the best practices used by the institutions on one hand, on the other hand – the principles of suggestopedia, the methodological framework and material design, since one of the main objectives of the project is to develop a Methodological Framework based on Suggestopedia to provide insights into designing new training courses to suit the needs of the project partners.