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Partners

Finland

University of Helsinki Ruralia Institute (Lead partner)

Ruralia Institute is an independent institute at the University of Helsinki. Its mission is to improve the sources of livelihood in rural areas and to develop the living conditions of rural people. Ruralia’s expertise is focused on multidisciplinary rural expertise: entrepreneurship, policy, culture, communities and services; organic food chains and co-operation and co-operative entrepreneurship.
email: anne.matilainen(at)helsinki.fi

The Finnish Nature-based Entrepreneurship Association

The Finnish Nature-based Entrepreneurship Association is a national co-operation network for entrepreneurs and development organizations. Its main tasks are to develop and promote nature-based entrepreneuership. The association also provides information and it administers a data bank for nature-based entrepreneuership.
email: juha.rutanen(at)helsinki.fi

Ylä-Savo Municipal Federation of Education

Ylä-Savo Municipal Federation of Education was established in 1962. It provides educational services both for the youth and adult starting from one-day continuing education to double degrees in all the major branches of industry. It plays an active role as the developer of Ylä-Savo region. It takes actively part in regional ventures of both education sector and industrial life, which support the development of local industries as well as the development of staff and education provided by Ylä-Savo Vocational College, and strengthen co-operation between businesses and education sector.
email: niina.martikainen(at)ysao.fi


Belgium

European Forum for Technical and Vocational Education and Training EfVET

EfVET is a unique European-wide professional association which has been created by and for providers of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in all European countries. Its mission is to champion and enrich technical and vocational education and training through transnational co-operation by building a pan-European network of institutions and practitioners which will promote quality and innovation in Technical and Vocational Education and Training throughout Europe; develop collaboration, mutual co-operation and sharing of good practice and give colleges a platform of influence in European TVET policy.
email: phodgson(at)nortcoll.ac.uk


Estonia

Eesti Maaülikool Estonian University of Life Sciences

The mission of the Estonian University of Life Sciences is to guarantee sustainable use of natural resources and enhance rural development. The Estonian University of Life Sciences is the centre of research and development in such fields as agriculture, forestry, animal science, veterinary science, rural life and economy, food science and environmentally friendly technologies.
email: rgevansassociates(at)googlemail.com, lea.sudakova(at)emu.ee


Greece

Euracademy Association

Euracademy Association is a European non-profit membership organisation promoting capacity building in rural areas and taking forward the successful activities of the Euracademy project. Its goal is to mobilise animators and managers of rural development by offering them the opportunity to improve their skills, widen their experience, expand their professional qualifications, starting a personal itinerary of lifelong learning and providing ample space for networking and cooperation in the framework of European projects.
email: v.tsipidis(at)euracademy.org


Italy

Research Centre for Cultural Development
email: stefano.tirati(at)gmail.com


Norway

Rogaland School and Business Development Foundation

RKK is a resource centre for vocational secondary schools. It is a foundation coordinating the competence needs of the private and public sectors with the educational capacity of the county’s upper secondary schools.
email: thomas(at)nilsen.com


United Kingdom

Norton Radstock College

Norton Radstock College offers both initial vocational and lifelong learning opportunities to young people, business enterprises and employees. With some 8000 learners per year, the College serves the rural communities in South West England. It has an established network of local and regional SMEs and runs business courses in rural tourism, innovation and planning using flexible and on-line learning to suit learner needs. The College aims to build closer links between learning and the workplace to meet future skill needs.
email: rosaleen.courtney(at)nortcoll.ac.uk

 
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