About the Project
The VETgoesRURAL project aims to improve VET professionals’ skills and capacities in providing education and fostering learners’ engagement in EU isolated rural and remote areas. To fulfil this aim, the project will design, test and fine-tune innovative VET teaching and training methods, with an appropriate mix of open, digital and participative learning environments.
In line with high-level policy-making, partners also have identified an urgent need for further actions aimed to enhance and facilitate rural people’s participation in VET. The project emerges from the will of 7 partners to cooperate transnationally in order to innovate educational practices for their on-the-ground activities and transfer those to other practitioners in their isolated rural/remote communities.
VETgoesRURAL wants to achieve innovation in VET methodologies and approaches for enhanced training – tailored to increased learners’ needs – in isolated rural and remote parts of the EU. This will aim to encourage learners’ participation and retainment in VET. The project encourages the strengthening of capacities and practices of national, regional, and local VET networks within 4 EU participating countries (Spain, Italy, Greece, and Ireland). These countries are characterized by a complex territorial situation, with macro-regions experiencing high levels of rural isolation.
The project will engage learners with low-skills and support VET professionals in better approaching and including these learning groups into the local VET programme offering. VETgoesRURAL will ensure a real participative stakeholder approach during the project, while also promoting transnational cooperation and mutual learning in education and training. It will disseminate the results at EU level and ensure successful replication within multiple VET organizations outside the partnership.
Full Title: Innovating VET practices in isolated rural and remote regions of the EU
Action Type: KA220-VET – Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training
The Partnership: Radio ECCA Fundación Canaria (Spain), NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH (Ireland), IDP SAS DI GIANCARLO COSTANTINO (Italy), INSTITUT DE HAUTE FORMATION AUX POLITIQUES COMMUNAUTAIRES (Belgium), PRISM IMPRESA SOCIALE S.R.L. (Italy), EYROPAIKO INSTITOYTO TOPIKHS ANAPTYKSHS (Greece), Como Una Cabra (Spain)