“EUROPEA – l’Europe de l’Enseignement Agronomique”, is an association working for the development of vocational education and training (VET) in the green sector of Europe. This area covers a wide range of professions within agriculture, farming, horticulture, landscaping, forestry, equine studies and others – including all courses that are land-based and fit under the big umbrella of Green VET.

At present EUROPEA unites 24 national EUROPEA networks and represents more than 500 green vocational schools all over Europe.

EUROPEA General Assembly 2011 in Hungary

EUROPEA General Assembly 2011 in Hungary

EUROPEA offers

  • A large professional network of European colleagues committed to international cooperation and sharing of knowledge
  • An effective framework for transnational collaboration in projects funded by the EU and other agencies
  • Advocacy vis-à-vis the EU institutions
EUROPEA is about networking. Meeting in Norway 2013.

EUROPEA is about networking. Meeting in Norway 2013.

EUROPEA provides the following activities on a regular basis

  • Two bi-annual meetings/seminars for the membership

The programme includes knowledge exchange on vital developments in the green sector, didactical and pedagogical issues. Often, interesting and challenging workshops and excursions are added.

  • Professional competitions for Green VET students

We organise EUROPEA Wine Championships, AgroChallenge, HortoChallenge, Youth Ploughing Contest and Marmalade Competition, EUROPEA Cattle Judgement

We help and prepare students to European Championships in Forestry Skills, SIA Paris Competition of Young Professionals in Cattle Judgement and Wine Tasting, World Skills, Euro Skills and other professional contests

  • A common virtual workspace

National and individual members of EUROPEA communicate via Microsoft Teams.

EUROPEA’s Executive Committee 2021 ff. From left to right: Nicolas Negretti (Secretary General, LU), Wiesława Gąsiorowska (Vice Secretary, PL), Tone Mosebø (Vice Treasurer, NO) and Anders Højlund Nielsen (Treasurer, DK).


The legal framework

EUROPEA activities are based on a set of legally approved Statutes and some Internal Regulations. The governing body is the annual General Assembly attended by a National Coordinator from each member country. EUROPEA is led by a six-month Presidency that follows the rotational schedule of the European Council.

An Executive Committee headed by a Secretary General manages day-to-day operations of the association. An Editorial Group is responsible for communication and marketing (the website and social media).

History of EUROPEA

The end of the Cold War established a fertile ground for revitalization of European collaboration in agricultural and land-based education.

From the late 1980s, cooperation between green vocational schools produced a number of initiatives, one of which was “Carrefour de l’enseignement agricole” that united 7 agricultural colleges in 6 EU-countries. This movement can be considered the basis for our association. 1990-1992 saw the appearance of various international gatherings of agricultural students and teachers.

In January 1993 a set of statutes for “EUROPEA – l’Europe de l’Enseignement Agronomique” were agreed upon by 8 countries. One year later, the statutes were formally approved by the Belgian authorities and appeared for the first time in the official journal “Moniteur Belge”.

EUROPEA values our common history. Therefore, we encourage our members to share their knowledge of the past. Please, forward your recollections to our editors – and we will be happy to make it public.

Read more on the history of EUROPEA in the documents below (mobile phones) / in the menu on the right (computers and laptops).


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Tel: 0043 2272/61157

E-Mail: europea.austria@aon.at

Official Registration Number: ZVR 289610876