Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: Nov 30, 2015
Title of the project: Multifunctional agriculture
Type of activity: Youth Exchange - country where the program is held
Place: Jánské Koupele near Opava - School of Firefighters - training centre of firefighters; accommodation capacity of 150 persons
Dates: 25 - 31 October 2015
Countries involved: CZ - Coordinator; PL, SK - Partners
Methods of work: informal education - Icebreakers, lecture, facilitated discussion, work in group, excursions, games, evaluation activities
Number of participants: 35-30 young participants, 5 leaders, young people at the age of 13 to 25 years, mostly those under-aged, beginning farmers
We have prepared another project aimed to agriculture; we perceive this topic as good, interesting and beneficial for further career and personal development of young people. For all young people who are now involved in agriculture, this new direction means a challenge of how to run a farm nowadays, in the way that creates interpersonal relationships and strengthens mutual tolerance. The young people can actively integrate into the society; they can support disadvantaged groups of citizens and continue in doing their jobs in their field in which they are interested. This project could basically reduce rate of unemployment in the field; it can inspire and guide participants to create their own business plan and encourage them to find their own way to conduct business.
The topic is also beneficial in terms of healthy lifestyle and high-quality life of an individual.
Not every type of business in agriculture is included in official school plans and therefore it is very good to organize project meeting related to this topic in order to open it for young people. The topic of multifunctional agriculture fully corresponds to the focus of all partners.
We cooperate with professional gardeners, beekeepers and farmers as well as with pedagogues of experiential education.
Regarding documentation of the camp, we would like to prepare an exhibition of photographs or panels describing activities and scope of the camp or model farms. We are trying to bring the topic of multifunctional agriculture to the shape of a live issue, even in these times when we lack models suitable to follow.
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