The conference "EIP-Agri and Horizon 2020 – design the cooperation" will take place on the 26th and 27th of September, 2017. 

The OK-Net knowledge platform will be introduced to the audience on 16 February at BIOFACH, Germany. The knowledge platform has been launched in October 2016, it was developed to exchange organic knowledge and enhance farming. It provides a wide range of resources, and a virtual meeting place for cross-border learning.

On the 3rd of October, 2016 a new platform – OK-Net Arable – aimed at filling the gap in the exchange of information between farmers across Europe was launched. The complexity of organic farming requires farmers to have a very high level of knowledge and skills. But exchange on organic farming techniques remains limited.

The 23rd European Seminar on Extension (and) Education (ESEE) will be held in the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece from July 4 to 7, 2017 and hosted by the Lab. of Agricultural Extension, Rural Systems & Rural Sociology, Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens. Conference Theme: Transformative learning: new directions in agricultural extension and education. 

The Agricultural Chamber of North Rhine-Westphalia cordially invites to the 2017 annual IALB and EUFRAS conference in the mediaeval and university city of Münster. Invitation! Conference Languages are English and German. The rural advisors’ conference from 18th till 22nd June 2017 with the topic “Agriculture and Advice in Change – New paths between globalised markets and regional demands“ is open for registration now.

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EUFRAS network is engaged in two of Horizon2020 projects - Ok-Net Arable and Fertinnowa. 


EUFRAS is taking a coordinating role in rural advisor qualification and certification in Europe by joining the IALB competence development standard CECRA (Certificate for European Consultants in Rural Areas). On the 15th of June within the 54th IALB Conference and 3rd EUFRAS Meeting in Solothurn, Switzerland EUFRAS Chairman of the Board Tom Kelly and IALB President Edda Albers signed the Cooperation and Usage Agreement on CECRA between IALB and EUFRAS, that constitutes the basis of the involvement of EUFRAS in CECRA. 

A good number of EUFRAS member organizations already pronounced interest to become CECRA partner (Regional Certification Body) and/or CECRA Module Provider, being partner in the pending Erasmus+ application “Upscaling CECRA” or having actively participated in the CECRA-Workshop in April 2015 in Landshut. It is also planned to deliver fast track training the trainer event for very experienced trainers within EUFRAS membership who are keen to start the training process.

The Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre, LRATC offered to host the EUFRAS CECRA Office.

EUFRAS CECRA office
Rīgas iela 34, Ozolnieki, Ozolnieku pagasts, Ozolnieku novads, LV-3018, Latvija
Tel.: +371 63050220
Fax: +371 63022264
E-Mail: liga.cimermane@llkc.lv

Details on CECRA are described at www.cecra.net