This meeting was the final Transnational Meeting of the project, organized by Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research and hosted by University of Bonn, in Germany.
The meeting has gathered all project partners.
It was part of a very ample event – the 8th Conference of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Research Diversity in dialogue with humankind and nature. Also, the project had a dedicated special workshop within the Conference, workshop with the focus on ”Developing chances for medicinal plant farmers”/Supporting rural entrepreneurship through the production and exploitation of medicinal and aromatic plants.
These activities were an extraordinary opportunity to disseminate the results of the project and to make available to the conference guests (over 200 people from Germany and from Europe) the manual and the curriculum created in the project.
Intellectual Outputs – Manual and Curricula
The project consortium has finished:
- the manual for rural entrepreneurship through producing and valorizing medicinal and aromatic plants: Manual
- the curriculum for applying this manual by adults educators and trainers.
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This is the Third Transnational Meeting of the project, organized and hosted by ECO HERBAL, Romania.
The meeting will gather 9 participants.
Aims and objectives:
To discuss about what have we done until this meeting and further steps after the meeting, in order to assure a better implementation of the project “Education in rural entrepreneurship through producing of medicinal and aromatic plants”.
✓ Presentation of Practical Stage of the project: the 20 plant species plantations;
✓ Establish next implementation steps (completing and arranging crop information as Intellectual Outputs, dissemination);
✓ Again let’s learn from each other, get inspired and share ideas.
This second meeting will gather 9 professionals from different sectors: education, research & development and social work.
This meeting is organised and hosted by GA – Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research.
The objectives are:
- to establish the 20 case studies.
- to design the Quality Management Plan (QMP) and Project Management Procedure.
- to establish the dissemination activities (the project website and visual identity elements of the project), but also the dissemination activity which has to be implemented by GA.
The kick-off meeting is the first meeting for the project implementation – a great opportunity for us as partners in this project to meet each other, to share our experience and to plan future activities of the project. This meeting will gather 11 professionals from different sectors: education, research & development and social work.
This meeting is organised and hosted by Latvijas Lauksaimniecības Universitāte – Faculty of Economics and Social Development.
Aims and objectives:
To discuss about further steps, in order to assure a better implementation of the project “Education in rural entrepreneurship through producing of medicinal and aromatic plants”.
Project activities, objectives and deliverables.
Next implementation steps.
Agreements with each partner.
”Education in rural entrepreneurship through producing and valorising of medicinal and aromatic plants” este un proiect transnațional, coordonat de ECO Herbal și implementat în parteneriat cu Asociația Consultanților și Experților în Economie Socială (ACE-ES Romania), Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (Germania) și LATVIJAS LAUKSAIMNIECIBAS UNIVERSITATE – Faculty of Economics and Social Development (Letonia). Proiectul a inceput la 1 octombrie 2016, are o durată de 24 de luni și este dezvoltat cu sprijinul Comisiei Europene, prin programul Erasmus+ , Actiunea Cheie 2 – Parteneriate Strategice pentru Educația Adulților.
Obiectivele specifice ale proiectului sunt:
O1: Dezvoltarea antreprenoriatului rural și stimularea oportunităților de angajare și auto-angajare în mediul rural prin educație referitoare la producerea și valorizarea platelor aromatice.
O2: Dezvoltarea unor materiale de training inovative pentru a facilita incluziunea grupurilor dezavantajate (demonstrații, înregistrări video, filme didactice, formulare înregistrare, bune practici in domeniu, noi tehnologii legate de producerea și valorizarea platelor aromatice etc)
O3: Diseminarea produselor intelectuale realizate in proiect către specialiști, factori interesați etc.
The “Education in rural entrepreneurship through producing and valorising of medicinal and aromatic plants” project involves the most appropriate and diverse range of 4 partners in order to benefit from their different experiences, profiles and specific expertise and to produce relevant and high quality project outcomes. The project links 1 international scientific expertise – GA Germany with 1 high-level education LLU Latvia, practice from 1 rural SME: Eco Herbal Romania and 1 NGO: ACE-ES Romania which promotes social entrepreneurship.
The project addresses social problems from rural areas with few opportunities and NEET adults. Many rural areas in EU have seen their local populations decline due to low education level, social exclusion, unemployment, poverty, lack of occupational, social and economic alternatives and migration of workforce. Although agriculture is the economic engine of socio-economic development in rural areas, skilled workers in agriculture represents only 20% of the total employed population.
This project aims to create opportunities for rural people, including disadvantaged groups, to develop innovative teaching instruments in order to raise the education rate in rural areas, to develop new entrepreneurial skills and competences and contribute to the establishment of small/subsidence/or family farms in communities with fewer opportunities. In order to succeed in their initiative, the target group must be directed to operate in an increasing domain. The processing industry of medicinal and aromatic plants is a growing market, where the demand is not covered yet.
Through this project we aim to provide innovative training materials in rural entrepreneurship through producing and processing of medicinal and aromatic plants (varieties from spontaneous flora that are endangered because of irresponsible harvesting).
The specific objectives are:
O1: Developing rural entrepreneurship and increase employment opportunities and self-employment in rural areas through education in producing and valorising of medicinal and aromatic plants.
O2: Developing innovative training materials designed to facilitate the inclusion of disadvantaged groups, which includes demonstrations, photos, video recordings/movies, data sheets, best practices and new technologies that allows to provide education in an accessible and understandable manner at EU level in different social context.
O3: Disseminating the intellectual outputs achieved through the project to 1300 specialists, professionals, stakeholders.
This project produces an innovative pedagogical approach and methodology for delivering transversal competences, tangible and complete intellectual outputs:
– a manual for rural entrepreneurship through producing and valorizing medicinal and aromatic plants that are endangered or available only from spontaneous flora;
– and a curricula for applying this manual by adults educators to the target group.
The intellectual outputs will be present to the target groups in an innovative format, with real case studies and will provide a concrete action plan, so that the target group will obtain certain information as text, photos and video. This project will produce a supplement with images and video content for the manual addressed to rural people without basic skills (school droppers, illiterates, Roma).