Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Agriculture in Alps-Adriatic Region

Competition title: LifeAda

Funding: EU programi

AFZ role: coordinator

Total value: 1155127.06 EUR

Funded amount: 1155127.06 EUR

Contract No: 2013-4592/001-001

Start date: 2013/12/01

End date: 2016/11/30

Web: http://lifeada.agr.hr/

Abstract

In a rapidly changing world, lifelong learning (LL) needs to be a priority. It is the key to employment, economic success and allowing people to participate fully in society. One of the goals for Europe 2020 is that an average of at least 15 % of adults (age group 25-64) should participate in LL. It is considered as one of the most important activities in the development of education and research in all partner countries. Wider objectives of the project are to modernize and harmonize higher education by development of Lifelong learning (LL) system for sustainable agriculture in non-EU Alps-Danube-Adriatic region countries and to enhance networking between EU and Partner countries (non-EU) in Alps-Danube-Adriatic region by promoting LL system as a tool for permanent modernization of higher education. Project shall achieve specific objectives as are: to develop the strategy for lifelong learning in sustainable agriculture among partner institutions in order to initiate and develop different models of lifelong learning; to establish pilot activities of lifelong learning in partner institutions; to set quality benchmarks and indicators for lifelong learning competencies in the field of sustainable agriculture; to develop an appropriate guidance and counseling services. During the project HEIs will identify its own potential for LL for sustainable agriculture. The needs for LL activities will be identified at national level of partner countries. The case studies will be prepared by EU partners and will include not only positive practices with desirable effects, but also the risks and possible misconceptions that should be avoided in the future. Based on these outcomes, regional guidelines for LL in sustainable agriculture will be developed. RG will serve as a common platform for national strategies on LL which will be developed by partners. The skills of teacher for LL will be improved during the training. Pilot activities on LL will be designed and implemented on each HEI.

Leaders

Prof. Renata Bažok, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Associates

Assist. Prof. Marina Tomić Maksan, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Assist. Prof. Branka Šakić Bobić, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Prof. Željko Jukić, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Prof. Marija Cerjak, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Prof. Ivica Kisić, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Assoc. Prof. Marko Vinceković, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Prof. Edi Maletić, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Prof. Snježana Bolarić, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Prof. Dinka Grubišić, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Assoc. Prof. Mirna Mrkonjić Fuka, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Prof. Tomislav Treer, PhD, Professor Emeritus
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Assoc. Prof. Vlatka Čubrić Čurik, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Ivona Filipović
Sveučilište u Zagrebu Agronomski fakultet

Helena Virić Gašparić, mag. ing. agr.
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

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