Eco-innovation is a core action of EU 2020 strategy, which promotes the development of products and processes that contribute to sustainable development, using the commercial application of knowledge to elicit ecological improvements. This concept is on the ground of Bio-FIT project rationality and sharps the need for introduction of the innovative principles of green-biotechnology to improve the agriculture sector. The Bio-FIT target groups (VET teachers/trainers/tutors, and agricultural SMEs personnel) need specific training within the frame of green biotechnology and especially in bio-fertilizers. This type of education can contribute in bridge building between technology and farming, and can introduce bio-innovations in sustainable development of the agricultural sector. Thus, the main objective of Bio-FIT project is to develop an innovative educational programme based on biotechnology of bio-fertilizers content and EQF/NQF strategic system for organization of VET process. The innovative training offered reflects the specific partner country needs and is focused on:
showing the eco-innovative character of bio-fertilizer technologies;
studying the influence of bio-fertilizer technologies in decrease material inputs;
greening the economy through raising competitiveness and employability in Bulgarian and European economy and making sure development of technical competence and training skills;
The impact of Bio-FIT project is due to the provision of new opportunities for making education more relevant to the needs of the labour market. Project develops a competency based training which will empower the end users with green skills and competences. The Bio-FIT b-learning programme is based on learning outcomes model and thus will contribute to the implementation of the “new skills for new jobs” strategy at national and EU scale. Furthermore, through creating bridges across stakeholders and sectors, Bio-FIT project contributes effectively to the spread of sector-oriented VET into the project field. In long term through offering high quality VET pathways, Bio-FIT project can give better prospects for professional carrier and professional competence development. It will promote the joint qualifications description and relationship between different sectors and areas. Project will also contribute to the widespread of EU VET policy initiatives and procedures in non-EU countries.
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