Croatian Forest Research Institute started a new strategic partnership for a project „Innovative VET for key competences in the emerging field of forest bioeconomy – VET4BioECONOMY“.
Even though forest bioeconomy becomes one of the guiding paradigms for the forest-based sector, and is of strategic importance for EU and partner countries: Croatia, Slovenia and Austria, there is a lack of educational opportunities in VET and lifelong learning for this topic.
Hence, this project offers a unique forest bioeconomy curriculum and e-course, which will ensure comprehensive content for knowledge and key competences in forest bioeconomy for wider forest bioeconomy stakeholders, and be in line with the policy priorities defined in the EU strategies. Multimedia e-learning content will be freely available in English, Croatian, German and Slovenian languages and will provide good practice examples for bio-economy management, from sustainable wood resources management to high value products and services.
The project duration is three years, project coordinator is Croatian Forest Research Institute, while partners are: IRMO and Algebra University College from Croatia, Slovenian Forest Institute, Slovenia Forest Service, Austrian Research Centre for Forests and University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences from Austria (BOKU). Project budget is 196.378 EUR, financed under Erasmus+ programme.