Eurosuccess participating in EU training project ECOLIVE
Eurosuccess Consulting is participating in the European project ECOLIVE - Training for the Production of Organic Olive Oil, co-funded by the European Union within the framework of the Erasmus + (Action KA2) program and started in September 2015. ECOLIVE is The result of a new strategic partnership between six partner organizations from four different European countries, with the ultimate goal of helping olive oil producing organizations in the certification and advertising of organic olive oil.
What is ECOLIVE project?
Olive oil is the main ingredient of the Mediterranean diet and the countries around the Mediterranean Sea have the largest olive oil production in the world. Olive oil accounts for much of the export activity of these countries in the agricultural sector. However, there is a growing trend in the international market for organic products and there is a growing need for Mediterranean producers to be able to cope with this need.
Organic olive oil is a high quality product, of high value compared to other types of olive oil and certified by the relevant quality agencies in each Member State. In order to be able to produce and sell organic olive oil, there is a need to support the training of organic olive oil production operators, members of agricultural cooperatives and managers of companies working to convert conventional forms of oil production into production Olive oil through organic farming. Developing the capacity of these organizations in the production, certification and marketing of organic olive oil is the main objective of the ECOLIVE project.
What are the main aims of the project?
The main objectives of the project are to educate organizations involved in the production of olive oil in the certification and marketing of organic olive oil through digital modern methods. Achieving the objectives of the project will help to improve the production of olive oil in the participating countries and to increase the income of farmers, since the selling price of organic olive oil is much higher than the price of conventional olive oil. This will also contribute to the local and regional development of the olive oil production areas.
The project partnership
The project brings together a total of six partner organizations from four different countries: Eurosuccess Consulting (Cyprus), MAKRO Yonetim Gelistirme Danismanlik Ltd. Sti. (Turkey), Action Synergy SA (Greece), the Unified Agricultural Cooperative of Kefallinia and Ithaca (Greece), the SVI.MED Centro Euromediterraneo Perlo Sviluppo Sostenibile Onlus Associazione (Italy) and the IZMIR coordinator ABIGEM DANISMANLIK ve OZEL EGITIM AS (Turkey). The consortium is an interesting mix of Mediterranean countries where olive oil production is a particularly important activity in the agricultural sector.
3rd partners meeting in Ankara, Turkey
On the 23rd and 24th of March 2017, the third partners meeting has taken place in Ankara, Turkey. During the meeting, the partners discussed important issues related with the progress of the project, namely the development of Output 2 – Blended Learning Material, Output 3 – eLearning and mLearning Platform as well as the Output 4 – Teachers Training Session. It was decided by all partners that the C1 Training activity of the experts of the organic olive oil will take place in September 2017, in the city of Ragusa, in Italy. During this training, the experts from each partner country will be trained using the training materials developed within the project. The partnership also discussed issues that are related with dissemination and project management, and has defined the next partner meeting that will take place in Kefalonia, Greece in October 2017. At the present moment, the partners are fine-tuning the learning material in English and the translation in each partner language will follow.
Throughout the whole project duration (01/09/2015 - 31/08/2018), as well as after the end of the project, the project will bring significant results to the target groups, both nationally and at European level, by offering the appropriate material for the development of organic olive oil production for the target organizations and the opportunity for further dissemination of its results.
If you would like to learn more about the ECOLIVE project, please visit the project website www.organicolive.eu or contact Eurosuccess Consulting at 22 420 110 or visit the our website at www.eurosc.eu