European Union countries have reinforced the commitment with green energies by including a new target of 32% from renewable by 2030 (European Parliament, 2018). At the same time, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) focuses on the socio-economic challenges facing agriculture and rural areas. Farming has a huge environmental impact but there are new techniques and practices that have been implemented to achieve a more sustainable agriculture. This project addresses the current needs to move to a more sustainable type of farming, with the help of the renewable energies and it is focused on agricultural VET centres.
In this frame, Energy4Farming objectives are the following:
- To promote the improvement and modernisation of VET agricultural studies through the professional development of VET teachers (in relation with renewable energies)
- To include innovative entrepreneurship practices in VET based on the new opportunities offered by the renewable energy sector in order to diversify the rural economy activities
- To facilitate the introduction of innovative project-based learning experiences to meet societal needs in agricultural VET studies by the educational approach of based project learning