Project title: Empowerment of VET system through sustainable entrepreneurial initiatives in quality pig breeding
Project acronym: BREED
Duration: 2019-09-01 – 2022-08-31
The project “Promoting empowerment of VET system through sustainable entrepreneurial initiatives in quality pig breeding” (BREED) will offer to VET learners the learning opportunity to confront a sustainable business in quality pig breeding.
The project is promoted by expert partners in the European countries Italy, Poland, Greece, Portugal and Lithuania proposes outdoor quality pig breeding as area for sustainable VET entrepreneurial initiatives. Pig farming in Europe has to face three major challenges of sustainability: economic, social and environmental. The BREED project addresses aspects of all these three areas of sustainability, as a basis to improve productivity and competitiveness of pig production systems as well as environmental sustainability, and to enhance consumer acceptability by addressing animal welfare and product quality. Pig breeding is suitable for VET also for other aspects. Despite the importance of economic aspects, pig breeding requires nowadays high-quality work, good job satisfaction and a positive image of livestock production. These sectoral requirements of quality fully match with the identified target of quality VET work as lever for the improvement of VET system. The project BREED aims at fostering the resilience of the pig industry from local to European level, by training new and existing breeders, via an integrated action addressing all the three pillars of sustainability (animal welfare, profitability and environmental impact) equally in an inter- and transdisciplinary approach. The action proposed will furthermore promote empowerment through the integrated and multidisciplinary method, fully exploiting the possibilities offered by the digital area and the socials, hence sharing and participation.
The project BREED ‘Empowerment of VET system through sustainable entrepreneurial initiatives in quality pig breeding’ will offer VET learners the opportunity to confront a sustainable business in quality pig breeding. BREED proposes quality pig breeding as area for sustainable VET entrepreneurial initiatives and in the meanwhile chance for overall sectoral improvement, aligned with the EU Development Policy.
Each activity will produce its specific outputs. All partners will participate in the creation of the
BREED outputs providing specific contributions according to their most relevant expertise. The
BREED intellectual outputs will be:
O1 Guide to quality pig breeding for VET trainers
O2 OER BREED VET toolkit for sustainable entrepreneurial initiatives in quality pig breeding
O3 BREED motivation guide to quality pig breeding
MBITES (Lithuania) operates in exploring and comparing VET systems and the skills and requirements to facilitate employment. Within BREED, MBITES will have the opportunity to experience for the first time an European cooperation while contributing with its expertise in motivation guidance.
DINAMICA SCRL – Italy, projekto koordinatorius
SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO – Poland
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS – Greece
Istuituo di istruzione superiore”Antonio Zanelli” – Italy
ENTE PARCO NAZIONALE DEL GRAN SASSO E MONTI DELLA LAGA – Italy
EPRALIMA – ESCOLA PROFISSIONAL DOALTO LIMA – COOPERATIVA DE INTERESSE PUBLICO E RESPONSABILIDADE LIMITADA – Portugal
Asociacija MINTIES BITES – Lithuania
ORIGINAL SITE: https://www.pigbreedtraining.eu/partneriai/?lang=lt
PROJect BREED News
2020 07 09
July 9, 2020 Employees of the Association MINTIES BITĖ in the Pakruojis Association of the Disabled carried out a regular group session of the project “Choose, Reach, Keep”, during which they presented the ongoing project: "Empowerment of VET system through sustainable entrepreneurial initiatives in quality pig breeding / BREED" (2019-1-IT01-KA202-007785)
2019 10 30
2019 The first meeting of the project “Improving the Vocational Training System through Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the Pig Breeding Process” (BREED) (No. 2019-1-IT01-KA202-007785) took place on 30-31 October in Bologna, Italy. On the first day, the partners got acquainted and presented their organizations, their activities and expectations. Following the presentation of the partners, Tiziana, a representative of the coordinating organization DINAMICA SCRL, substantially reviewed the project objectives, expected results and the project management plan. Also, each responsible organization presented the expected intellectual results. The project coordinators also organized excellent educational activities in the Reggio Emilia region. Here we visited the Institute, where one of the training programs is didactic breeding and farming. Teachers and students participated together, so we had a great opportunity to share the experience! Thanks to the coordinators and partners for a great and productive time!