Participants of the EU project “POPEYE” completed the educational seminar and ICT training, and started mapping organic producers in Osijek-Baranja and Vukovar-Srijem county

OSIJEK, 22 November 2013.

Local Democracy Agency Osijek is currently implementing a project “POPEYE – Promoting Organic Production, Enhancing Youth Employment” which is financially supported by the European Union (Youth in Action program, measure 4.4. Projects that encourage innovation and quality) in Osijek-Baranja nad Vukovar-Srijem county, which is also carried out in France, Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Italy and Cyprus. Project participants are young people between 15 and 25 from the two project counties who have undergone training seminar on sustainable development, ecology and organic food production. The aim of the seminar was to encourage young people from rural areas to participate in community life, to provide them an opportunity for better understanding of the concept of active citizenship and sustainable development, and economic and environmental needs and problems of their own community in the European context.

After this education, participants have undergone practical ICT training in which they have gained practical knowledge of designing websites and digital mapping. Together they made a questionnaire that will help in the collection of basic data and mapping of organic farmers in the geographical area of the project progress. Fifteen selected participants began with fieldwork in which they will contact and visit farmers, collect necessary data, process and publish them on the веб-сайт which serves as a point of contact between young and organic producers.

Top ten, most active and motivated participants will be selected for the final international event which will be held at the beginning of next year in Strasbourg, France, in which young people from Osijek-Baranja and Vukovar-Srijem county will have the opportunity to meet international participants and partners, share experiences and establish contacts with international entrepreneurial world of organic agriculture.

Participants of the EU project “POPEYE” completed the educational seminar and ICT training, and started mapping organic producers in Osijek-Baranja and Vukovar-Srijem county

OSIJEK, 22 November 2013.

Local Democracy Agency Osijek is currently implementing a project “POPEYE – Promoting Organic Production, Enhancing Youth Employment” which is financially supported by the European Union (Youth in Action program, measure 4.4. Projects that encourage innovation and quality) in Osijek-Baranja nad Vukovar-Srijem county, which is also carried out in France, Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Italy and Cyprus. Project participants are young people between 15 and 25 from the two project counties who have undergone training seminar on sustainable development, ecology and organic food production. The aim of the seminar was to encourage young people from rural areas to participate in community life, to provide them an opportunity for better understanding of the concept of active citizenship and sustainable development, and economic and environmental needs and problems of their own community in the European context.

After this education, participants have undergone practical ICT training in which they have gained practical knowledge of designing websites and digital mapping. Together they made a questionnaire that will help in the collection of basic data and mapping of organic farmers in the geographical area of the project progress. Fifteen selected participants began with fieldwork in which they will contact and visit farmers, collect necessary data, process and publish them on the веб-сайт which serves as a point of contact between young and organic producers.

Top ten, most active and motivated participants will be selected for the final international event which will be held at the beginning of next year in Strasbourg, France, in which young people from Osijek-Baranja and Vukovar-Srijem county will have the opportunity to meet international participants and partners, share experiences and establish contacts with international entrepreneurial world of organic agriculture.