Search for European Projects

Komunitní přístup k zemědělství
Start date: Jan 15, 2015, End date: Apr 14, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Project title: Social agriculture with a focus on beekeeping, fruit-growing and local production Place and term: CZ (Czech Republic), Zálužné u Opavy, 7st to 14th February 2015 (7 days) Partner organizations: coordinator CZ -, o.s., partners PL - Zespol szkol in Komornie, SK - OZ Guločka Number of participants: 45 (39 young and 6 leaders) specialized in agriculture Type of the project: Erasmus+ mobility of the youth in the countries of the programme Main theme and purpose: It is a follow-up project for the youth related to agriculture. The idea sprang up last year as a result of young people's needs and questions about leading a farm today, about finding new ways of agriculture connected with cultivating interpersonal relationships. We intend to continue this issue and focus on community approach to agriculture. In general, there is a high unemployment rate in agriculture. Farming focused on mere production is no more profitable. That is why, according to statistics, a lot of graduates of agriculture are not able to find employment in a job market. When comparing various possibilities within the EU, another way suggests itself that has not been explored yet in detail in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. The new way, called community approach to agriculture, does not focus primarily on production, but rather on human care and support to people endangered by social exclusion, such as the disabled, children with learning disorder, seniors or the mentally disabled, who attend the farm and try to integrate into the process with the assistance of specialists. We intend to prepare a camp of youth using the informal methods of education. The camp will include field trips to selected agricultural farms or local smallholders, lectures, team work, icebreakers, facilitated discussions, evaluations. We cooperate with gardening, beekeeping, rural developement or agricultural specialists as well as with psychologists needed for working with groups of disabled people. We have arranged with the chief of The Senior Club in Kylešovice to make a cooperative simulation of a collaboration between seniors and farmers supervised by an experienced fruit grower. We would like to prepare a display of photos from the camp work or display boards describing activities and contents of the camp. We aim to make community approach to agriculture a topical issue in present period which lacks paradigms to be followed.
Up2Europe Ads



2 Partners Participants