MAREA: Education in rural areas

In this project, eco-tourism and education in rural areas are combined to promote sustainable agriculture and strengthen rural structures. In a kind of "adult education centre", which is to be established in rural regions and in close cooperation with sustainable agriculture enterprises, tourists as well as locals can deepen educational contents, which are outlined in the directives on European agricultural policy.
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26.03.2020 / 16 Uhr

Showing sustainable perspectives

In order to strengthen and promote living and working in rural regions, the European agricultural policy directives encourage the development of new educational formats and ways to train people in these regions and to show possible future perspectives in the countryside. To this end, this project will first develop an educational curriculum to convey learning content around the topics of sustainability, eco-tourism and strengthening infrastructures in innovative formats. Five partners from Germany, Italy, Croatia, Belgium and Norway are involved in this project.

"Rural Academy" - Learning in rural areas

This "curriculum" is to be made accessible to all interested parties via public databases such as the interactive online platform "Map of Tomorrow".

In three multiplier events, the first curriculum drafts are to be tested and reviewed and evaluated together with representatives of the target group as well as other social stakeholders.

Develop flexible learning modules

In addition, the developed learning content also serves as freely usable modules for the participating partners and all interested parties, which they can integrate into their own training programmes on the topics of sustainable agriculture, rural infrastructures and eco-tourism.

Modular project structure

The partners involved meet to develop the learning content in one of the participating countries on a rotating basis. Then they test the training content in Italy, Croatia and Belgium. There are also three major international events in Italy, Croatia and Norway to present specific project modules to a wider audience and gather feedback.

Institutional support