AGROPOLY is a new online game, a virtual place which reunites the fun of playing with games and usefulness of learning entrepreneurial skills and competences for students in the agricultural sector. Those who are planning to start their own business, can play the game to get an idea about real life situations and competences to be developed.

Publiziert in Serious Games

The project is aimed to define an European pathway on rural women entrepreneurs that improves entrepreneurial skills and competences empowering women of rural areas.

Europe has achieved gender parity in education attainment, but women still remain under-represented in key, growth-enhancing fields of education such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Labour markets also exhibit many “gender gaps”. Women are less likely to work for pay, and are more likely to have lower hourly earnings, do more unpaid housework than men. The proportion of female entrepreneurs, at 33% (Labour Survey 2013) (30% in start-ups), is some way short of optimum and most women still do not consider entrepreneurship as a relevant career option. The implementation of European directive on self-employed women should remove a major barrier to female entrepreneurship. But the difference still.

Agricultural Alliance for Competence and Skills based Training (ACT project) aims to establish a strong connection between a sizable ecosystem: job seekers, job providers and training opportunities, in the agriculture sector, such there is a demand of qualified employees and a weak connection among job providers, job seekers and training programs. At this point, ACT aims at establishing and sustaining an Alliance for competences and skills based vocational education and training (VET) in agriculture. The motivation behind this, is to respond to the demand for lifelong-learning in the agricultural sector, facing environmental (Climate change and biodiversity loss), economic, social and territorial challenges, as well as EU directive reforms (Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)).
 
ACT Mission is to support and improve farming business by developing tools for defining competences on agricultural innovations and management. Consequently, ACT vision is to help the farming business to face current and future challenges, by providing innovative tools and establishing competence based vocational education
and training in agriculture. Taking these into account, ACT main scope is to improve the competitiveness of European farming.
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Farm Inc. addresses the issue of competiveness at farm level and aims to strengthen the competitiveness of agricultural SMEs as well as to improve the quality of continuous vocational training and the acquisition of skills for the agricultural sector. More specifically, Farm Inc. introduces the concept of an innovative marketing strategy to the agricultural community (farmers and farmer associations) in order to increase the bargaining power of small producers in the existing food chain and to open new market possibilities.

The PLENTIS project is developing a set of online educational minigames on the topic of agricultural entrepreneurship, in order to develop the entrepreneurial skills and competences of vocational students.

According to the Lisbon Strategy, one of the 8 key competences is the ability for entrepreneurship. As entrepreneurship cannot be identified as one competence, but as a set of competences, the PLENTIS project aims to develop an online educational platform, which is basically a gamified competence development land (literally), with actual content (knowledge base) and individual games to help teachers and students develop those skills and competences essential for entrepreneurship.

The Plentis project is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus + programme. The project started in September 2014 and lasts for 2 years. The main field of the project is to develop an online game based learning platform and a supporting teachers’ handbook in the topic of agricultural entrepreneurship development.