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|Implementation Period||November 2010 - October 2012|
European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency under the Leonardo da Vinci Programme
Università di Bologna (IT)
Conca d’Oro (Italy)
Ferme de Bellechambre (France)
Ferme De Noorderhoeve (Netherlands)
Ferme Weide‐Hardebek (Germany)Fundacja Wspólnota Nadziei (Poland)
P.A. Group Ltd. (Italy)
QAP Decision (France) in association with Solid'Action (France)
Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego (SGGW) w Warszawie (Poland)
Wageningen University (Netherlands)
DIANA is a project for practitioners who work with mental or psychiatric disabled employed (or available to be employed) in agriculture.
It aims at filling a serious double gap:
- the lack of technical competencies of the trainers /tutors with psychological or educational background;
- the lack of educational and psychological competencies of agricultural technicians, throughout the development of innovation in the training addressed to tutors, trainers and practitioners, working in the social farming sector.
Filling this gap is extremely relevant because social farming has positive effects for social inclusion and protection of environment and already offers extraordinary possibilities of training and jobs for large groups of disadvantaged and disabled persons..
An innovative approach to training
The approach of the project is based on training together workers with technical background and practitioners with socio - educational - psychological background. The key pedagogical strategy will be integration of "transversal" competencies and technical competencies belonging to very different fields (farming, farm management, human resources management, as well as mental disabilities care, etc.).
The methodology of practitioners' training will be based on interaction and peer learning and, as much as possible, informal (played in the work context).
- An initial survey of social farming situation in the partner countries;
- A self-assessment by farm professionals of their training needs;
- A model of training pathway, with related tools and guidelines for its largest exploitation;
- Training pilots tested in the countries involved in the partnership;
- Seminars, fairs and festivals in order to disseminate the project results.
For more information regarding this project, please go to http://www.projectdiana.eu/