Newsletter – October 2019

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There’s a solution to everything

Recently, a documentary called „Where Have You Been in 2017?“ as part of the „Absurdistan“ series was shown on the Croatian public broadcaster. The documentary talks about one of the biggest absurdities of modern Croatia and, in a somewhat sorrowful atmosphere, portrays the mass emigration of the population and the situation prevailing today in Slavonia, a traditional agricultural region in the east of the country, not long ago known as the „Promised Land“.

The circumstances that affect us

Many of us have certainly found ourselves, during our lives, in a kind of “vicious circle” related to finding a job. Specifically, companies highly value work experience and, therefore, lack of such experience is a major obstacle for first-time job seekers.

July 2019 – Second meeting in Greece

The second meeting of the Erasmus+ project Apprenticeship HUBs in agro-food sector took place at the offices of Νεα πασεγες in Athens, Greece. The meeting was combined with a workshop on Quality Assurance for Apprenticeships, where partners elaborated on the first version of the Apprenticeship Hub model for the agro-food sector.

Through the project, four pilot Apprenticeship HUBs will be created in Croatia, Greece, Italy and Hungary. They will have as a primary goal to increase the offer of apprenticeship positions in agricultural establishments and small food industries and will provide support services to VET providers, companies and VET students, on organising apprenticeships.

February 2019 – Kick off Meeting in Croatia

The kick-off meeting of the Erasmus+ project Apprenticeship HUBs in agro-food sector took place on the 12th and 13th of February 2019, in the premises of AGRRA in Croatia.

Partner presented their organisations and planned the first activities for the implementation of the project.

The key objectives of the AppHUBs project are:

  • to increase the offer of high-quality apprenticeship places in agricultural and food sector, by engaging small farms and small food industries in apprenticeships;
  • to build sustainable partnerships between VET providers and employers/farmers at local and transnational level;
  • to build capacity of VET providers and employers/farmers in organizing and hosting apprenticeships;
  • to increase transnational mobility and work placements of VET students in agriculture.