Zadar County Rural Development Agency (AGRRA) is a public institution established by the County of Zadar (administrative subdivision of the Republic of Croatia). Its aim is informing, coordinating and implementing the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and strengthening the financial and human resources of regional and local self-government and organization of the institutions for rural policy and rural development as well as their active involvement in the design and implementation of rural development.

So, the main AGRRA’s activity is development of Zadar County rural area constituted of 28 municipalities and 4 cities (more than 92% of the Zadar County area is rural). AGRRA coordinates and implements the activities related to Zadar County rural development and follows national and EU strategies with the aim to harmonize legislation on regional and local level with the agricultural and rural development policies.

Over the years, AGRRA has built a solid team with vast expertise in different sectors (international relations, agriculture, fishery, finance, project management…), so to consolidate a multidisciplinary approach and build a vast partners’ network which includes private and public entities: SME’s in different sectors, universities, Chamber of Commerce, regional development agencies and other. As lead applicant or partner in many projects, AGRRA has always offered new and innovative solutions in many fields. 

Contact person: Andrea Knežević;

Agricultural, Food and Veterinary School Stanko Ožanić started working on 1st of September 1992.

During 1995/1996 Ministry of Education and Sports adopted a decision whereby the school is entitled to re-qualify and approve the agricultural, food and veterinary professions as well as to organize apprenticeships.

The following programmes are offered: agricultural technician – in general, agricultural technician – phytopharmaceutical, agroturist technician, florist, nutritionist, technician – nutritionist, veterinary technician, assistent florist, assistent baker, baker and butcher. Additionally the school seeks to alert its students about need for organic food production due to market demand and the health benefits of the total population.

Within school year 2016/2017, based on the expressed interest of the Croatian Employment Service and growing and increasing needs of the County of Zadar, the school introduced new programmes – namely adult education for beekeepers and olive growers. The school has 332 students in 18 departments with 64 employees out of which 54 teachers, 3 expert associates and 7 administrative workers and assistent staff. 

Contact person: Bruna Bišćan

IDEC is a training consulting company located in Piraeus, Greece. Its activities consist of training, management consulting, quality assurance, evaluation and development of ICT solutions for both private and public sector.

 IDEC has been active the last 20 years in the field of EU projects. It has long experience in European policies regarding lifelong learning and in particular EQF, ECVET, Europass, EQAVET, validation of non-formal and informal learning, work based learning & apprenticeship schemes and in national reforms of education and training systems.  

Contact person: Nefeli Dimopoulou/

The “Institouto Agrotikis kai Sinetairistikis Oikonomias (INASO – PASEGES)” is a civil nonprofit organisation, established in 2005 in Athens by the Panhellenic Confederation of Unions of Agricultural Cooperatives (PASEGES) which was established in 1935 as the leading body of the country’s Agricultural Cooperative Organisations in terms of ideology and coordination. In this context and with the aim to support and develop the activities of its members, INASO – PASEGES operates at PASEGES quarters.

INASO – PASEGES is specifically crafted to serve the needs of applied research and related projects, and offer a high level of effectiveness and flexibility to all potential demands in National as well as in European and International Programmes. The scope of INASO-PASEGES is to promote the development of rural and cooperative economy at regional, national and European level and to promote strategic rural development policies, integrated regional development programs and sectoral policies that improve the quality of food and the competitiveness of food producing cooperative enterprises. 

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Tuscany Region is a Public Regional Authority with legislative, administrative, and financial autonomy. It is responsible, on a regional level, for policies including Education, Employment, Economic Development, Social issues, Healthcare, Agriculture and Environment.

It is a regulatory Institution for VET and it manages  the Public Employment Services (from now onward PES) system within its territory according to National and regional law. Within the network of regional employment public centers (PES) career and vocational guidance activities are provided for different social groups (people with disabilities, unemployed, women, minority ethnic people, ex-prisoners, youth at risk of school dropout, Neet). 

Contact Person: Miriana Bucalossi,

Trebag Intellectual Property and Project Manager Ltd is a Hungarian private company and living lab with a huge network of stakeholders and actors in the VET sector, both locally and regionally. The company was established in 1989 as a German-Hungarian company. Since 1994, the owners of TREBAG Ltd are Hungarian private persons.

TREBAG has been a significant actor in the field of VET with the main focus on the liaison between youth and the business sector. It has a great stock of experience, know-how and contacts in the following fields:

  • development of vocational training materials and methodologies including e-learning
  • carrying out trainings
  • implementation of technology transfer and innovation chain management
  • management of various R&D projects
  • R+D and innovation management consultancy
  • quality management consultancy
  • dissemination and demonstration activities
  • adult education

TREBAG established and operates the Innovation Lodge and the Wellbeing Living Lab in Nagykovacsi, which is a member of the European Network of Living Labs ( and cooperates with an extended network of local and regional organizations including the Municipality, several schools, community centres, companies and VET providers. TREBAG has also a wide experience in European projects and transnational cooperation.

Contact person: Kövesd Andrea, andrea.kovesd

Hungarian Chamber of Professionals and Doctors of Plant Protection is one of the professional chambers in Hungary and it operates on the basis of the principles of self-governance, as a public body of the plant protection engineers and plant doctors. The chamber organizes and manages some public functions related to plant protection engineering activities. It supports the professional faculty so that it can contribute to a high-quality management of agricultural production, and the development of plant health culture in Hungary.

It represents and protects the plant protection faculty authority – the general professional interest of the members and bodies – in issues related to plant protection engineering. In addition, it also actively participates in the preservation of food safety and plant health safety in Hungary and provides protection against unauthorized activities.

Contact Person: Kujáni Katalin,