Organic farming in Austria
Oct 14th 2018

Text and pictures by Eva Mayer Topographical conditions favour a small scale agriculture, which is predestined for organic farming and high quality production. Austria may be a small country, but far more than 20 percent of Austrian farmers are farming according to the EU-organic regulation, currently on 573.097 hectares farm land. Our country looks back […]

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Education for the diversity of life – Fachschule Kobenz
Oct 11th 2018

                                                                                                                                                  text by Peter Prietl Fachschule Kobenz will host the 1st EUROPEA Student Competition in Cattle Judgement. So let’s introduce this school a bit. The agricultural and forestry college Kobenz (Province of Styria) sees itself as a training center for future entrepreneurs in the agricultural environment. The two training sectors are dairy and forestry. Practice makes […]

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Oct 8th 2018

EUROPEA Austria was founded in 1997 and has since worked diligently to provide all kinds of services to its members. It is supported by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, the provincial governments of and agricultural education departments. Representatives of these institutions are also board members of EUROPEA Austria. In EUROPEA Austria almost 70 agricultural schools […]

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New Project TSCFP !!
Oct 7th 2018

On the Trail of a Sustainable Community in Food Production KICK-OFF MEETING   EUROPEA school, CIFEA de Molina de Segura, Murcia, Spain was the venue for the first Transnational Meeting of this new ERASMUS+ KA202 project from 30th September to 4th October. 13 people representing several institutions from Denmark, Italy, Slovenia and Spain have participated […]

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A Sunday treat and childhood memories ….
Oct 5th 2018

I remember when growing up special pastries were baked for special religious festivals and holidays. Very often these were made with yeast dough. I liked to help my grandmother who was a really good cook. I had my own apron and flour up to my hairline (at least that’s what people told me!). Later on […]

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Rural Youth Austria
Oct 3rd 2018

Text and pictures by Barbara Sterkl Rural Youth Austria (Landjugend Österreich) is a member of EUROPEA Austria. Who are we? Landjugend is Austria’s largest rural youth organization with almost 90,000 members. We have positioned ourselves as a modern youth organization which is aware of its agricultural roots. The personal development of young people takes centre […]

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Austria – stereotypes versus national treasures
Oct 1st 2018

Text by Elisabeth Hönigsberger Servus! Soon you will be coming to Austria – but, what do you know about this country? We definitely have no kangaroos, well maybe in a zoo. And not everybody is skiing! And, the blue Danube is – unfortunately – not blue although the water quality is very high. What is there to […]

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EUROPEA and its stakeholders
Sep 30th 2018

Who can affect or who is affected by EUROPEA – by our objectives, our activities? Who are our stakeholders? New statutes (2016) provide a solid – internal – basis for the future. What about our Charter? The charter will present EUROPEA as THE key player in the green VET sector on national and European level […]

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And the Last Ten
Sep 29th 2018

After the foundation of EUROPEA the enthusiasm of the early years has turned into a steady and firm cooperation between the member states. Thus, the following years saw continuous growth and safe development of our network. The beginning of the last ten years of our common history was marked by two large scale projects, which […]

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Marmalade, marmalade!
Sep 27th 2018

On 22nd of September beside to Youth Ploughing Contest occurred in Olustvere another great event – food preservings including marmalade contest and Estonian local food fair.   About 3500 people visited the fair, the Olustvere School of Service and Rural Economics and Youth Ploughing Contest. The headmaster of the school, Arnold Pastak said that it […]

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Towards a better sustainable world vol 2

A day of intergenerational inclusive gleaning. Every year the association SOLAAL (Solidarity between farmers and food chain) organizes in all France a day of agricultural product gift. This year it has been organized on the 18th of September, in Normandy, beside Caen. This area produces cereals but also potatoes and onions. 4 millions of French people […]

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Sep 26th 2018

Agricultural schools in France are under the policy of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. It’s 450 000 learners (pupils, students, apprentices, adults). It’s 400 schools of various sizes, 12 high schools, 190 pedagogical farms which represent 18900 ha cultivated area from which 4500 ha are organic (AB). 77 of them are members of France […]

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