Workshop on possible application of results in the field of urban agriculture

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Waterpolis gathered a group of managers in the field of urban agriculture, vocational education and training applicable in this field, and media (regional television), in order to present the results of the train-the-trainer activities that took place in November 2014 and specifically regarding intergenerational settings involving mentors of 50+ years old and youngster between 18 and 25 years old.


Still of an urban field in the district of Odivelas (Great Lisbon Area)

The main aim of this work shop was to identify and outline possible application of train-the-trainer and mentoring learning processes in the field of urban agriculture and urban gardening, namely in suburban areas were a variety of issues are to be tackled, such as lack of employment, intercultural relationships, and intergenerational difficulties. Other sectors of application were also mentioned such as the media, and more particularly local television. The workshop gathered a group of six from the Associação Vale Grande, Associação Aldeia Lusófona, and SME Oasis Padrão.

This workshop was organized in 14.01.2015 in the facilities of the Associação Vale Grande, with the support and leadership of Mr. Malam Seidi (one of the mentors from the TTT) from the Associação Aldeia Lusófona, with which Waterpolis is preparing a set of activities of 2015-2016, namely Peer Learning Activities (PLA), TTT training courses and on-the-job learning activities, encompassing the application of ECVET (learning mobilities) and EUROPASS frameworks.

The working activities provided an excellent opportunity to discuss and outline in a practical way the preparation of a set of activities aiming at taking stock from the project IGTrain aiming at increasing the employability of young people, and the better integration of currently employed young workers with the support of mentoring programmes led by 50+ years old workers.

All this activities will be synchronized with the ongoing project “European learning Innovation for Sustainable Training” (project reference 2014-1-IT02-KA204-003644) funded by the EU programme ERASMUS+ 2014-2020, and within which Aldeia Lusófona is the Portuguese partner. The main aim pf this project is to increase the employability of Youngsters and women in suburban areas in the field of urban agriculture and gardening.

The following activities were realized during this work shop:

  1. outlining of a work plan describing specific set of learning activities, and discussing a calendar of activities;
  2. identifying and categorizing quantitative and qualitative objectives;
  3. discussing on possible spin-offs such as the formation of an intergenerational learning (IGL) working group including representatives of the cultivation sector in the Great Lisbon Area (Área Metropolitana de Lisboa) as a pilot test (population of districts of Sintra, Odivelas and Pontinha, which is more than 800.000, 2011);
  4. discussing the organization of a campaign at regional level (Sintra, Odivelas and Pontinha districts) to engage SMEs on the matter of IGL aiming at multiplying the project activities (targeting approximately 200 SMEs in 2015);
  5. analysing and discussing the results of the TTT, namely feedbacks from the mentors, templates used, etc. and preparing together the on-the-job mentoring activities.

On this occasion leaflets were circulated and participants were invited to distribute more leaflets to other pertinent professional relationship and interested parties.

Rendez-vous was set for the beginning of February 2015 in order to analyse the draft of the work plan and the start of the inception phase which is globally represented by the identification of candidates for the anticipated activities.

Please also find more information on the following pages:
English version
Versão Portuguesa

Lifelong Learning ProgrammeThis project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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