Polythecnic Institute of Viseu (Portugal)

Higher education institution (tertiary level). Coordinator of the project

The Polytechnic of Viseu is a public higher education institution with 5 schools and 7000 students. It offers higher training in several fields, such as teacher training, media studies, cultural studies, sports, multimedia, engineering, management, marketing, tourism, agrarian sciences and nursing. It includes a multidisciplinary research centre and is oriented to stress the cooperation with the surround community promoting awareness of regional problems and the implementation of proper solutions. The Agrarian School’s (ESAV) specific expertise are in integrated production and ecological farming, ecology, forestry, animal production, food science and technoloy and veterinary nursing. ESAV has been a key partner in two previous successful Leonardo projects (COMPASS and PARTiREC) and is highly experienced in managing research projects and working groups.

Association for Hungarian Organic Farming (Hungary)

Non-governmental organization (NFP-NGO)

MÖGÉRT association was formed in 2004 to develop ecological farming in Hungary. Its main field of activity is to collect and unify other organizations with similar orientations as an umbrella association. More specifically the association develops research and education initiatives related to ecological farming, organizes education and training courses, prepares studies related to ecological farming abroad and establishes liaisons between foreign and home organizations that keep contact with other associations and organizations, as well as controller and producer enterprises home and abroad.

Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovakia)

Higher education institution – University

Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SUA) is an educational and scientific institution whose main aim is to prepare university educated professionals for all areas of agro alimentary resort, drawing on scientific knowledge in agriculture and neighbouring areas, as well as on creative scientific research.

Following national and generally human traditions, the SUA is a significant part of the Slovak Republic’s academic and research institutions network.
The research and development projects carried out at the university are focused especially on the examination of biological, technical, economical and social phenomena and processes, ensuring better utilization of country’s biological potential, production of non-harmful foods and other needs of the population, respecting protection and creation of the environment. A significant role is also played by research project analyzing transformation processes in the society and regional development, on natural resources and their utilization and protection.

Estrategia y Organización S. A. (Spain)

Company (services) (ENTCOMPSer)

EOSA was founded in 1993 as a firm specialized in strategy consultancy and Professional training, targeting both the public and private sectors. The team is formed by 32 professionals, gathering altogether a great expertise. It works with public bodies and private entities, in the development of efficient solutions, tailored to the customer’s needs.
The core fields of expertise, backed up by a large number of references from the projects carried out, are: Strategy planning; Public funds and EU-supported project
management; Economic promotion and employment; HR and Organizational development; Recruitment services; Repots and observatories; ICT solutions; Innovation; Environment; Internationalization; Communication & Marketing; Professional training services. EOSA is well established all over the country, with head offices in Vigo and planning the opening of new representation offices in
other business centres in Spain and Latin America, as a part of the company’s expansion strategy.

Scotland’s Rural College (United Kingdom)

Vocational training institute (tertiary level)

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) exists to deliver comprehensive skills, education and business support for Scotland’s land-based industries, founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy with more than a century of experience.

SRUC is unique in Scotland and the largest organisation of its kind in Europe serving local, national and international markets, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors. The institute has six campuses at Aberdeen, Ayr, Broxburn, Cupar, Dumfries and Edinburgh along with 27 consultancy offices and eight veterinary disease surveillance centres. SRUC offers courses in the areas of agriculture, applied animal science, biosciences, horticulture, sport, tourism and outdoor pursuits, business, countryside and environmental management, sustainability and sustainable building technology from access level right up to PhD.

BIOCERT Association (Italy)

Adult education providers associations

BIOCERT is a scientific and technical no-profit association, involved in initiatives of Agro-environmental development. BIOCERT is member of “IFOAM – International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements” (www.ifoam.org), AIAB – Italian Association for the ecological farming (www.aiab.it), EURORESO (www.euroreso.eu).

Throughout those international links, BIOCERT will be able to realize effective and updated researches on training needs, in the context of this project needs.
BIOCERT contributes actively to the renewal of processes concerning eco-sustainable development, starting from primary sector, throughout: training, planning and research. This kind of skills will appropriately help the needs of project partnership, throughout the testing “on the field” of the training activities arising from the E.U. projects.

BIOCERT has participated in the elaboration of 10 innovative European training models for the ecological farming

Mustafa Kemal University (Turkey)

Higher education institution – University

Mustafa Kemal University (MKU) is a state university, composed of 12 faculties, 18 vocational colleges, 18 research centers and 3 institutes whose activity is to reach, produce, apply and promote knowledge, and to educate individuals for the social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological development of our society and humanity. This is to be done by bringing teaching, research and social services up to universal standards. Mustafa Kemal University/Faculty of Agriculture offers both B.Sc., B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in several areas. Specific expertise of the Agriculture Faculty is: field crops, ecological farming, animal science, horticulture, food science, agricultural economics, agricultural structures and irrigation, agricultural machinery, plant protection and soil science.

The Faculty is involved in national and international projects on enhancing the sustainable development of organic agriculture and related sectors.