Erasmus+ EU FIELDS project: bioeconomy, digitalisation and sustainability skill needs designed with a multidisciplinary approach

Francesca Sanna, Remigio Berruto, Botta Giulia, Daniele Rossi, Luis Mayor, Line Friis Lindner, Christoph Knöbl, Patrizia Busato


There are new challenges and opportunities for agriculture today, driven by the climate change, the greening of the products and processes, the reuse of side-stream products, the raised complexity of the chain and the increased availability of information.
To successfully address and react to these drivers, agriculture and forestry needs new business models and skills. The identification of existing and emerging skills needs in bio-economy, sustainability and digital technology is of paramount importance in order to develop a strategic approach to keep the European agricultural sector competitive and sustainable in the long term.
The FIELDS approach, starting from the current and future trends and skills needs, will lead to a sustainable European strategy to address these skill gaps. Since agriculture issues and opportunities differs a lot from country to country, the EU strategy will be customised to have a strategy for 7 countries. It will address country-specific actions, occupational profiles and training material to reflect the country needs while keeping EU quality standards (ESCO, EQAVET, and ECVET) to address the mobility of learners through Europe concretely. Complete training made of 4 modules available through the open learning platform: i) common skills and soft skills; ii) sustainability; iii) bioeconomy and iv) digitalisation.

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