Livestock Organic - LivOrg

Design and testing new frameworks for the transfer and recognition of organic livestock management skills in Europe



 project period: 01.12.2013 - 30.11.2015  
Leadpartner: Partner:

ERIFO - Entre per la
Ricerca e la Fromazione (IT)


  • EkoConnect e.V. (DE)
  • ENFAP uil Toscana (IT)
  • Estonian University of Life Science (EE)
  • INFODEF - Institute for the Promotion of Development and Training (ES)
  • MAICh - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (EL)
  • IPED - "Institute for the Private Enterprise and Democracy" of the Polish Chamber of Commerce (PL)


Lifelong Learning Programme: LEONARDO DA VINCI Multilateral Projects for Development of innovation 


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Aims of the project

  • Increase the awareness of organic livestock management to meet the sector and policymakers needs in the EU improving the system to be competitive with conventional processes.
  • Extend the sector skills alliance activities reinforcing the effective cooperation between organic famers and stakeholders.
  • Develop and deliver a specific-sector curriculum with a stronger package of “VET“ Units in organic livestock management, strongly connected with EQF and ECVET system.
  • Improve the quality of training systems through the development of innovative contents, methods and procedures within VET system.


  • Creation of a pilot VET curriculum for organic livestock production. This will be modular curriculum and available in different versions for different target groups.
  • Design and implementation of a pilot training course of 80 hours in all partner country, with the aim of testing the developed curricula
  • Form a "focus group organic livestock" in each partner country with stakeholders from businesses and educational institutions to discuss the actions and results of the project.
  • Development of counseling methods to support entry of members of ethnic minorities into organic livestock production.
  • Development of an evaluation system to measure the results of training and education that is based on the European evaluation standards in education (EQARF).
  • Development of a compendium on educational content and evaluation results.
  • Realise a workshop in each of the 6 project partner countries to present the project results and the explain of the curricula.
  • Creation of videos for the presentation and dissemination of the developed training programms in the languages ​​of the project partners.
  • Creation of a "fan page" for social networks to inform young people, students, teachers, interested citizens on organic livestock production.


The following results of the LivOrg project can be downloaded here:

  • Pilot VET curriculum for organic livestock production. This is a modular curriculum and can  be adapted to the needs of different target groups.
  • Videos for presentation and dissemination of the developed training programms in each partner country

The project is funded by:

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