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Farming’s got talent! Vocational education and training for agriculture in transition

Vocational education training

This event brought together teachers, students, training providers and other EU and national level actors to highlight the role vocational education and training (VET) can play in creating a farming sector that is ready for the green and digital transition.

  • teacher | education policy
  • -
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Live streaming available

Media

Files

Farming's got talent – agenda
English
(265.28 KB - PDF)
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Farming's got talent – speakers
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(1.2 MB - PDF)
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Presentations

Session 1: Skills for the twin green and digital transition in agriculture – Masayasu Asai
English
(438.21 KB - PDF)
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Session 1: Skills for the green transition –realising VET’s potential – Stelina Chatzichristou
English
(2.38 MB - PDF)
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Session 2: Technology innovation and environmental sustainability for a training of quality – Francesco Sannolla, Ignazio Zara
English
(19.59 MB - PPSX)
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Session 2: Vocational schools preparing the next generation of high skilled agricultural professionals – Nick Pannecouque
English
(3.22 MB - PDF)
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Session 2: Erasmus and project Spain gamification – Alexander Schönhofer
English
(2.07 MB - PDF)
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Session 2: Innovation in agricultural education – Éva Sári
English
(1.63 MB - PDF)
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Session 2: College of Agriculture and Food Industry Barsa Country Prejmer Romania – Flavius Foica
English
(2.81 MB - PDF)
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Session 3: Junior classes – Bram Van Hecke
English
(1014.96 KB - PDF)
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Session 3: Desert is coming – Antonio Román Casas
English
(2.4 MB - PDF)
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Session 3: New agriculture, new generation – Kotanidis
English
(5.24 MB - PDF)
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Session 3: Vocational training and lifelong learning to match sustainability challenges – Anne-Marie Butler
English
(3.35 MB - PDF)
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Programme

  1. 24 Nov 2022,
    08:30 AM - 09:40 AM CET
    Registration
  2. 09:40 AM - 10:40 AM CET
    Session 1 - Opening and scene setting

    Welcome by moderator, Katrina Sichel

    Opening remarks

    • Wolfgang Burtscher, Director-General – Directorate-General Agriculture and Rural Development , European Commission

    Keynotes: Skills for the twin green and digital transition in agriculture

    • Masayasu Asai, Agricultural Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
    • Stelina Chatzichristou, Skills trend and intelligence, CEDEFOP - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

    Q&A

  3. 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM CET
    Coffee break
  4. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET
    Session 2 – Vocational schools preparing the next generation of high-skilled agricultural professionals

    Experiences from EU vocational schools preparing the future generation of farmers, advisers and agricultural professionals ready for the twin green and digital transition

    • Francesco Sannolla, Ignazio Zara, Agricultural Technical Institute Basile Caramia, Italy
    • Nick Pannecouque, Provincial Technical Institute of West Flanders,Belgium
    • Alexander Schönhofer, Agricultural College Krems, Austria
    • István Zsolt Torma, Éva Sári, JanoshalmaAgricultural College, Hungary
    • Flavius Foica, College for Agriculture and Food Industry Tara Bârsei, Romania
  5. 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CET
    Vocational education and training for the twin transition: challenges and ways forward

    The twin transition will have significant implications for skills, education and employment while at the same time skills, education and work competences are important enablers for the twin transition itself. What are the current ‘pain points’ and future scenarios for agricultural VET?

    Round table

    • Florian Marin, Member of European and Economic Social Committee, President of Federation of Free Trade Union, Romania
    • Elisabeth Hoenigsberger, Teacher at Agricultural College Krems, Austria 
    • Diana Lenzi, President of European Council of Young Farmers -CEJA
    • Daniele Rossi, Co-coordinator ERASMUS+ FIELDS and I-RESTART projects / Chairman of R&I group Copa-Cogeca WP
    • Elena Escaño Lopez, Finca Montefrio, Spain
  6. 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM CET
    Lunch break
  7. 02:30 PM - 02:40 PM CET
    Energiser
  8. 02:40 PM - 03:40 PM CET
    Session 3 – Vocational training and lifelong learning to match sustainability challenges

    Presentation of projects and initiatives from across the EU on vocational training and lifelong learning opportunities that promote innovation, change and adaptation in farming to match agricultural skills to sustainability challenge

    • Bram Van Hecke, President Groene Kring - Flemish young farmers organisation, Belgium
    • Antonio Román Casas, Innogestiona / LIFE LiveAdapt project, Spain
    • Effie  Lazaridou, CEO New Agriculture New Generation, Athanasios Kotanidis, Founder of ‘Kotanidis Family’, Greece
    • Anne-Marie Butler, Head of Education, TEAGASC, Ireland
  9. 03:40 PM - 04:00 PM CET
    Coffee break
  10. 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM CET
    Session 4 – Policies to deliver agricultural VET fit for purpose

    Effective educational and training programmes in agricultural requires collaboration at all levels, and strong links between those involved (research, education, advice, public administration, farmers, etc.) from planning to delivery. Which approaches work best?

    Panel

    • Hugo Almeida, Deputy Head of Unit Rural Areas and Networks, Directorate-General Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
    • Joan Salvador Minguet Pla, Head of Agricultural Training Service, Government of Catalonia, Spain
    • Philippe Renard, Head of European Relations and International Cooperation Office, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty, France
    • Hanna Tamsalu, Deputy Head of National Rural Network / Agricultural Research Centre, Estonia
    • Tim Schreiber, Skills for the green transition, innovation and higher VET, Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
    • Annemarie Moons, Chair of Board of Directors at Yuverta,  the Netherlands
  11. 05:00 PM - 05:10 PM CET
    Closing session
    • Pierluigi Londero, Acting Director - Strategy and Policy Analysis, Directorate-General Agriculture and Rural Development

Practical information

When
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Where
Charlemagne Building
Rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
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
Languages
Croatian, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian
Organisers
Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
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