Addressing the current and Future skIll needs for sustainability, digitalization, and the bio-Economy in AgricuLture: European skills agenDa and Strategy
Sector Skills Alliance


The purpose of the project is to answer those challenges through the skills prism. Indeed, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD) analysis of the factors which affect productivity identifies ‘People’ as one of the six factors. It states that: ‘Improving the skills of the workforce, and the ability to harness them via effective leadership are critical to productivity growth. A correlation exists between business performance and levels of skills and education.’

The project has eight work packages, and has the purpose of providing strategies and training in the fields of innovation in agriculture and forestry, with particular emphasis on sustainability, digitalisation and bio-economy. These are the main objectives of the work:

1.       Identify global trends and skill gaps
2.       Design a strategy at the EU and Country level to improve the skills
3.       Provide training material and training pilot to implement these strategies
4.       Allow transferability of the skills among EU countries following European frameworks (ESCO, EQAVET and so on)
5.       Provide sustainability and awareness of the project after the project ends


  • University of Turin (UNITO)


  • Confederazione Generale Agricoltura Italiana (Confagri)
  • Wageningen University (WUR)
  • ISEKI-Food Association (ISEKI)
  • Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS)
  • Aeres (Aeres)
  • AGRAR Plus Beteiligungsges.m.b.H. (AP)
  • University of Hohenheim (UHOH)
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Association de Coordination Technique pour l’Industrie Agroalimentaire (ACTIA)
  • Gaia Epicheirein (GAIA)
  • Confederação Nacional das Cooperativas Agrícolas e do Crédito Agrícola de Portugal (Confagri PT)
  • Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España (SCOOP)
  • Gospodarska zbornica Slovenije Zbornica kmetijskih in živilskih podjetij (GZS-ZKŽP CCIS)
  • Lebensmittelversuchsanstalt/Food Research Institute (LVA)
  • Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM)
  • Association des Chambres d’Agriculture de l’Arc Atlantique (AC3A)
  • Spanish Federation about Food and Drink Federation (FIAB)
  • Food Drink Europe (FDE)
  • FENACORE – Spanish Irrigation Consortium (FENACORE)
  • Infor Elea (INFOR ELEA)
  • Federation of Hellenic Food Industries (SEVT)
  • Lifelong Learning Platform (LLL-P)
  • Association Nationale des Industries Alimentaires (ANIA)
  • European Technology Platform “Plants for the Future” (Plant ETP)
  • Engineers for Business Ipiresies Technologias Kai Michanikis Anonimi Etairia (EFB)
  • Proagria (PA)
  • HBLFA Francisco Josephinum – BLT Wieselburg / Josephinum Research (FJ-BLT)
  • European Forum of Technical and Vocational CCIS Education and Training (EfVET)
  • Confederation of European Paper Industries aisbl (CEPI)


Duration: 01/01/2020 – 30/06/2024

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