EUROPEA Austria Oct 08th 2018 by Elisabeth Hönigsberger
Month of a Member State
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 and colleges in all fields of agriculture (horticulture, viticulture, forestry, agriculture, equine study, home economics etc.), the University of Green Agricultural Pedagogy, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and the Chamber of Agriculture are members.
In more than 10 mobility projects for teachers and trainers as well as partnership and network projects almost 500 colleagues benefited from European experiences. At the moment the KA1 project PEANUT focuses on English teaching in vocational schools.
EUROPEA Austria started the student competitions in the field of forestry (2002 Edelhof) and wine (2006 Krems) and various schools have since then participated in all kinds of competitions.
In addition, the forestry competitions 2012 (St. Andrä), 2016 (Kirchberg) and the wine competition 2015 (Klosterneuburg) were hosted in Austria as well. About 300 Austrian students and teachers showed their competences.
In 1998 EUROPEA Austria hold the presidency for the first time (Krems), followed by 2006 (Maria Taferl) and 2018 (Retz). In 2014 (Baden) Austria took over the presidencyfrom Greece.
In 2022 AgrOlympics will be held in Austria.