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Education of Teachers in the field of Ecological Food Production and Management
Start date: Oct 15, 2011,

The project EDUECO ‘Education of Teachers in the field of Ecological Food Production and Management’ is to build up educational capacities in universities in Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Montenegro to support sustainable economic development of food production based on ecological principles.The project focuses on:- Capacity building and professional network development among Western Balkan universities in the field of ecological food production and management- Development and implementation of vocational training programs in ecological food production and management for teachers of secondary agricultural school- Development of vocational training programs for end-users (i.e. producers and entrepreneurs of organic food) by university teachers, non-university teachers and teachers/trainers from related NGO’s. A university staff development program will be implemented in which staff will be trained on evaluation of relevant new scientific knowledge for professional application, developing non-university teacher training program in their field of expertise, and awareness on critical subject related competences of non-university teachers.Non-university teachers will be trained by WB university teachers as a co-operative effort. At different non university educational institutes the outcomes of the teacher training program will be implemented in specific modules. Teaching plans and modules will be developed in order to implement it in specific courses.An active and sustainable teachers network organisation with strong involvement of professional stakeholders is activated. Feedback from this network organization regarding competences needed in the professional field will be provided throughout the whole project. Conferences, general and specific materials and a website for dissemination of the project outcomes and network organisation activities is developed.

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